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The Israeli Response to Jewish Extremism and Violence

Ami Pedahzur


This book looks at the theoretical issue of how a democracy can defend itself from those wishing to subvert or destroy it without being required to take measures that would impinge upon the basic principles of the democratic idea. It links social and institutional perspectives to the study, and includes a case study of the Israeli response to Jewish extremism and violence, which tests the theoretical framework outlined in the first chapter. There is an extensive diachronic scrutiny of the state's response to extremist political parties, violent organizations and the infrastructure of extremism ... More

Keywords: democracy, Jewish extremism, violence, extremist political parties, violent organizations, infrastructure, extremism, intolerance, Israeli society, models of response

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780719063725
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719063725.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ami Pedahzur, author