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Elections in Israel 1999, The
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Considers the impact of the 1999 Israeli elections. This volume highlights Israel’s 1999 elections, in which the prime-ministerial race between incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak ended with Barak winning by the biggest landslide ever in Israel. Although some observers interpreted these results as a fundamental shift in public opinion, there is little evidence to support this. The book shows how old patterns funneled into a new system of voting produced the 1999 results, where a weak candidate (Barak) bested a wounded prime minister (Netanyahu) abandoned by most of his political allies. Leading social scientists from Israeli and American universities, using a variety of approaches and coming from diverse intellectual traditions, address topics including the emergence of political blocs, strategic voting, and split ticket voting. In addition to major party performance, special interest parties—who did better than ever in 1999—are also discussed, such as the haredi, ultra-orthodox, non-Zionist Shas, the anti-haredi secular Shinui, two parties appealing to former Soviet émigrés and Arab parties.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. THE ELECTIONS IN ISRAEL 1999
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Part I: Voting Behavior
  2. p. 9
  1. 1. Candidates, Parties, and Blocs
  2. pp. 11-31
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  1. 2. Were Voters Strategic?
  2. pp. 33-44
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  1. 3. Split-ticket Voting in the 1996 and 1999 Elections
  2. pp. 45-66
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  1. 4. Social Cleavages among non-Arab Voters: A New Analysis
  2. pp. 67-76
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  1. Part II: Groups
  2. p. 97
  1. 5. The Continuing Electoral Success of Shas: A Cultural Division of Labor Analysis
  2. pp. 99-119
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  1. 6. Israel as an Ethnic State: The Arab Vote
  2. pp. 121-140
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  1. 7. The “Russian” Revolution in Israeli Politics
  2. pp. 141-161
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  1. Part III: Political Parties and the Election Campaign
  2. p. 163
  1. 8. The Triumph of Polarization
  2. pp. 165-178
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  1. 9. Barak, One—One Israel, Zero, Or, How Labor Won the Prime Ministerial Race and Lost the Knesset Elections
  2. pp. 179-196
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  1. 10. The Likud’s Campaign and the Headwaters of Defeat
  2. pp. 197-220
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  1. 11. The Appearance of the Center Party in the 1999 Elections
  2. pp. 221-243
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  1. 12. Candidate Selection in a Sea of Changes Unsuccessfully Trying to Adapt?
  2. pp. 245-268
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  1. 13. Struggles Over the Electoral Agenda: The Elections of 1996 and 1999
  2. pp. 269-288
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 289-291
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 293-297
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