Political Thought and Politics of Israel|
Spring 2015 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations, Jewish and Israel Studies, Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
Israel was founded as a state of the Jewish people. What political principles and practices are distinctive to it, and what ideas does it share more generally with modern political thought? Are there Israeli ideas of time, space, citizenship, virtue, equality, diversity, liberty, and justice? We will also look at Israel's basic laws, electoral system, political parties, legislative and judicial decisions to see whether and how they form a political community.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)(GOVT-Theory)
Josephus, THE JEWISH WAR -- selections
Oz, IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL
Sachar, A HISTORY OF ISRAEL -- selections
Shafir and Peled, BEING ISRAELI. THE DYNAMICS OF MULTIPLE CITIZENSHIP
Kimmerling and Migdal, PALESTINIANS. THE MAKING OF A PEOPLE
Khalidi, PALESTINIAN IDENTITY
Pearlman, VIOLENCE, NONVIOLENCE, AND THE PALESTINIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT
Arian, THE SECOND REPUBLIC. POLITICS IN ISRAEL
Chowers, THE POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY OF ZIONISM
|Examinations and Assignments: |
An essay, class presentation and paper, and final project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
In addition to the Government major, this course also counts toward the Certificate in Jewish and Israel Studies.
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