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Confronting the Costs of War : Military Power, State, and Society in Egypt and Israel - Michael N. Barnett

Confronting the Costs of War

Military Power, State, and Society in Egypt and Israel

Paperback Published: 1st August 1993
ISBN: 9780691000954
Number Of Pages: 396

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What determines the strategies by which a state mobilizes resources for war? And does war preparation strengthen or weaken the state in relation to society? In addressing these questions, Michael Barnett develops a novel theoretical framework that traces the connection between war preparation and changes in state-society relations, and applies that framework to Egypt from 1952 to 1977 and Israel from 1948 through 1977. "Confronting the Costs of War" addresses major issues in international relations, comparative politics, and Middle Eastern studies.

Winner of the 1993 Quincy Wright Award for the Best Book in International Affairs by a Midwest Scholar "Confronting the Costs of War is an impressive, challenging study which traces the link between war preparation and state power in Egypt and Israel... This book is a very important contribution to Middle Eastern studies because it approaches existing literature from a broader theoretical perspective."--Lawrence Tal, The Times Higher Education Supplement "Michael Barnett has a rare ability to combine sustained comparison, subtle theorizing, and careful analysis of particular histories. While illuminating Israeli and Egyptian experiences, he refreshes our general understanding of the interplay among war, state resources, and social constraints. Read him either to know Middle Eastern politics, to clarify alternative paths of political change, or better, both."--Charles Tilly, New School for Social Research

List of Tablesp. vii
Prefacep. ix
War Preparation and State Powerp. 3
The Frameworkp. 19
Preferences and Constraintsp. 21
State Strategies for War Preparationp. 31
The Conservation and Transformation of State Powerp. 37
An Excursion on State Powerp. 40
Egypt and Israel in Historical Perspectivep. 51
Egyptp. 51
Israelp. 64
Explaining Egyptian War Preparation Strategiesp. 80
Consolidation and Intent, 1952-1956p. 81
From the Suez War to the 1967 Warp. 93
Defeat, Consolidation, and Redemption, 1967-1973p. 103
From Victory to Self-Defeat, 1973-1977p. 128
Explaining Israeli War Preparation Strategiesp. 153
Mobilization and Integration, 1948-1956p. 155
In the Eye of the Hurricane, 1957-1967p. 176
Life during Wartime, 1967-1977p. 185
War and the Transformation of State Powerp. 210
Egyptian War Preparation Strategies and State Powerp. 212
Israeli War Preparation Strategies and State Powerp. 225
Egypt and Israel in Comparative and Theoretical Perspectivep. 244
The Construction of the Government's War Preparation Strategiesp. 245
War Preparation and State Powerp. 256
Jewish Investment and Capital Inflow, 1932-1939p. 263
National and Public versus Private Jewish Capital Flow to Palestine, 1918-1937p. 263
Summary of Fiscal Operations, 1962/63-1978p. 264
Soviet-Egyptian Military Aid Accountsp. 264
Arab Financial Assistance to Egypt, 1973-1976p. 265
Capital Imports to Israel, 1950-1967p. 266
Share of Capital Imports in Total Resources and Gross Investments, 1950-1967p. 266
Investments by Branch in the Economy, 1950-1967p. 267
Gross Investment in Fixed Assets, by Investing Sector, 1952-1966p. 267
Capital Imports to Israel, 1967-1977p. 268
Indicators of Debt-Servicing Burden, 1969-1978p. 268
Investments in Industry by Branchp. 269
The "Underground" Economy in Israel: Various Estimatesp. 269
Notesp. 271
Bibliographyp. 345
Indexp. 369
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ISBN: 9780691000954
ISBN-10: 0691000956
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 1st August 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.29 x 15.44  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.55