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Between Battles and Ballots : Israeli Military in Politics - Yoram Peri

Between Battles and Ballots

Israeli Military in Politics

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Published: 19th August 1985
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The protracted Arab-Israeli war and the central importance of security to Israel have given a major role to senior military personnel. Yoram Peri, a former adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Rabin, demonstrates in this book that state control over the military in Israel has been weak, and a pattern of civil-military partnership has emerged. This changing relationship involved the inner rivalries of Israel's Labour Party in particular. Clashes and accommodation between the politicians and military leaders are traced through the changing Governments from Ben Gurion to Begin, and, finally, Dr Peri examines the situation in Israel in the 1980s. Dr Yoram Peri was European representative of the Israeli Labour Party. He completed his doctorate at the London School of Economics.

List of tables and figures
Preface
The study of civil-military relations in Israel
The evolution of the dual control
Ben Gurion and the politicisation of the IDF
Party politics: the driving force of political-military relations
Generals in mufti as politicians
Cabinet-military relations
Relations between the Prime Minister, Defence Minister and Chief of Staff
The weakness of parliamentary control
The IDF and the Defence Ministry
The defence budget
Crises in political-military relations
The Begin era: will there be a military coup?
Notes
Select bibliography
Indices
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ISBN: 9780521313896
ISBN-10: 0521313899
Series: Cambridge Middle East Library
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 19th August 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.52