Mamlakhtiyut, capitalism and socialism during the 1950s in israel

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Abstract

The debate over mamlakhtiyut (Zionist republicanism) in the early years of the State of Israel concerned the centrality of the state in the shaping of Israeli society. This article considers whether and to what extent this debate can be seen as a struggle over the possibilities of a “left-wing mamlakhtiyut,” aimed at an egalitarian politics, society and economy, as opposed to a “mamlakhtiyut,” based on structural stratification in the distribution of real political, social and economic power. It concludes that although in the short and medium term Israeli mamlakhtiyut was egalitarian in its socioeconomic policies, its political and educational policies fostered structural inequality in Israeli society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-227
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Phytoremediation
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007

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