Arab-Israeli Conflict Transformed, The
Fifty Years of Interstate and Ethnic Crises
Publication Year: 2002
Published by: State University of New York Press
THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO CONFLICT AND ORDER IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
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Since the late 1970s, students of international relations have been caught up in the debate between the realist/neorealist schools, on the one hand, and the neoliberal-institutional approach on the other.1To some extent the roots of this debate can be traced back to the traditional contest between political idealism and realism, or between the role of norms and power...
2. CONTEXT, CRISIS MAGNITUDE, AND CHANGE
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In chapter 1 we presented a theoretical framework for the analysis of crisis magnitude, change, and conflict transformation. Before we apply this framework to the twenty-six international crises in the Arab-Israeli conflict, we must identify turning points in the conflict, by appraising crisis frequency over time.1 Subsequently, we will assess the findings through the prism of crisis...
3. PROCESS, OUTCOMES, OVERALL CRISIS MAGNITUDE, AND CHANGE
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In addition to context, the CMI considers two realms: process and outcome. In the analysis of process we describe two interactive patterns that characterize international crisis: crisis management and level of violence between adversaries. The third CMI realm is outcomes...
4. CRISIS MAGNITUDE ANDCONFLICT TRANSFORMATION
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Considering the particular context, process, and outcome attributes identified in the earlier chapters, it does not seem surprising that in a prolonged conflict such as the Arab-Israeli case in 1947–2000 many crises have occurred. In the course of these frequent confrontations and severe turmoil, patterns, regularities, and characteristic attributes exist, leading us to an in-depth observation of the CMI as an indicator of change in crisis...
5. ETHNIC CRISES IN ACOMPOUND CONFLICT
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A compound conflict exhibits violence on both the interstate and ethnic-state as well as the interethnic levels. Our analysis thus far has focused primarily on the former. But an assessment of the Palestinian-Israeli domain since the late 1960s undoubtedly requires the incorporation of ethnonational features, particularly since the interethnic conflict...
6. NEW DIMENSIONS IN THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT: FROM THE INTIFADA 1987 TO INTIFADA 2000
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We now turn our attention to crises waived by the ICB in its survey of the protracted Arab-Israeli conflict—the 1987 Intifada, belonging to the ethnic category, and the 1990–1991 Gulf crisis, an interstate-type crisis.The ICB project excluded the Intifada because of its intrastate character and omitted the Gulf crisis on the grounds that as an interstate conflict between Iraq and Kuwait, it did not belong in the Arab-Israeli cluster...
7. UNDERSTANDING TRANSFORMATION IN THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT
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The main purpose of this book was to measure and explain change in the Arab- Israeli conflict. In its examination of conflict, crisis and war, this study posed three core questions: 1.Was there change in the attributes of international crises over time? 2. If yes, in which dimensions and directions did change take place...
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Publication Year: 2002