The contradictions of Israeli citizenship: land, religion and state

Guy Ben-Porat (Editor), Bryan S. Turner (Editor)

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This book provides an integrated analysis of the complex nature of citizenship in Israel. Contributions from leading social and political theorists explore different aspects of citizenship through the demands and struggles of minority groups to provide a comprehensive picture of the dynamics of Israeli citizenship and the dilemmas that emerge at the collective and individual levels. Considering the many complex layers of membership in the state of Israel including gender, ethnicity and religion, the book identifies and explores processes of inclusion and exclusion that are general issues in any modern polity with a highly diverse civil society. While the focus is unambiguously on modern Israel, the interpretations of citizenship are relevant to many other modern societies that face similar contradictory tendencies in membership. As such, the book will be of great interest to students and scholars of political science, political sociology and law.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages320
ISBN (Electronic)9780203817186, 9780415782500
ISBN (Print)9781138789364
StatePublished - May 2011

Publication series

NameRoutledge studies in Middle Eastern politics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (all)


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