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The Palgrave International Handbook of Israel

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  • © 2021
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  • Provides understanding of Israel as a state and society
  • Shows Israel in its political, economic, security, social, and cultural manifestations
  • Presents Israel’s domestic politics, foreign and security policies, and scientific advancements

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About this book

This International Handbook on Israel seeks to provide a holistic understanding of Israel as a state and society in its political, economic, security, social, and cultural manifestations. Israel as a state and society is central to Middle East politics and is vital for understanding the region better and it is imperative to understand Israel, its domestic politics, foreign and security policies, economy, society, culture and scientific advancements. The book aims to be a comprehensive and holistic guide on Israel.

The book has following subdivisions: Politics and Government; Foreign Policy and International Relations; Security and Defense; Economy; Society and Culture; Science and Technology; and Environment.

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Editors and Affiliations

  • School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

    P. R. Kumaraswamy

About the editor

P. R. Kumaraswamy is a Professor of Contemporary Middle East Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India. From 1992-1999 he was a research fellow at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Jerusalem. Since joining JNU in September 1999, he has been researching, teaching, and writing on various aspects of the contemporary Middle East. His works include Squaring the Circle: Mahatma Gandhi and the Jewish National Home (2018); India’s Israel Policy (2010); Historical Dictionary of the Arab Israeli Conflict (2015, second edition); The Palgrave Handbook of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2019). Professor Kumaraswamy has edited a number of books and published research articles in international journals. In October 2009 he set up the virtual Middle East Institute, New Delhi and serves as its honorary director. He is also the editor of Contemporary Review ofthe Middle East and the series editor of Persian Gulf: India’s Relations with the Region.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Palgrave International Handbook of Israel

  • Editors: P. R. Kumaraswamy

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Springer Reference Political Science and International Studies, Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences, Reference Module Business, Economics and Social Sciences

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-2717-0Due: 03 August 2024

  • Number of Pages: X, 1990

  • Number of Illustrations: 10 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Middle Eastern Politics, Governance and Government, Politics and Religion, Political Science, Diplomacy, Military and Defence Studies

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