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The elections in Israel, 1996 / edited by Asher Arian and Michal Shamir
Bib ID 2963001
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Description Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, 1999 
viii, 318 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0791442373 (acid-free paper) (hardback)
0791442381 (acid-free paper) (paperback)
Series

SUNY series in Israeli studies.

Summary

Leading social scientists from Israeli and American universities, using different methods and representing diverse intellectual traditions, address the precedent setting events of Israel's 1996 elections. The contributors discuss the meaning of collective identity, the role of religion and nationalism in modern Israel, the political behavior of Israeli Arabs, the secrets of success of the immigrant party. Also discussed are issues such as the impact of the direct election law on party organization, primaries and coalition-formation calculations, the repeated electoral failure of Shimon Peres, and the role of the media in the election campaign.

Full contents
  • Introduction / Asher Arian and Michal Shamir
  • Pt. 1. Politics of Identity. 1. Elections as a Battleground over Collective Identity / Baruch Kimmerling. 2. Collective Identity in the 1996 Election / Michal Shamir and Asher Arian. 3. Religion and the Politics of Inclusion: The Success of the Ultra-Orthodox Parties / Gideon Doron and Rebecca Kook. 4. The Odd Group Out: The Arab-Palestinian Vote in the 1996 Elections / Ilana Kaufman and Rachel Israeli. 5. Determining Factors of the Vote among Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union / Tamar Horowitz. 6. "Old" versus "New" Politics in the 1996 Elections / Yael Yishai
  • Pt. 2. Political Reform, Parties, Candidates. 7. The Electoral Consequences of Political Reform: In Search of the Center of the Israeli Party System / Reuven Y. Hazan. 8. The Likud's Double Campaign: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea / Jonathan Mendilow. 9. Peres the Leader, Peres the Politician / Michal Yaniv.
  • 10. The Party Primaries and Their Political Consequences / Gideon Rahat and Neta Sher-Hadar. 11. The Bias of Pluralism: The Redistributive Effects of the New Electoral Law / David Nachmias and Itai Sened. 12. Balance in Election Coverage / Asher Arian, Gabriel Weimann and Gadi Wolfsfeld.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Israel. Keneset -- Elections, 1996.  |  Elections -- Israel.  |  Israel -- Politics and government -- 1993-
Other authors/contributors Arian, Alan  |  Shamir, Michal, 1951-

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