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Global Politics : Essays in Honour of David Vital - Abraham Ben-Zvi

Global Politics

Essays in Honour of David Vital

By: Abraham Ben-Zvi (Editor), Aharon Klieman (Editor)

Paperback Published: 18th May 2001
ISBN: 9780714681818
Number Of Pages: 406

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Throughout his distinguished academic career Professor David Vital has in one way or another sought to emphasize, and to analyze, one of the truly revolutionary changes of our time: the re-engagement of the Jewish people - as a collective entity - in contemporary world affairs and international politics. Whether as a nation (the diaspora) or as a state (Israel), after a hiatus of nearly 2000 years, world Jewry is once again a recognized global factor, possessing both status and influence, to be reckoned with on the chessboard of diplomacy and statecraft.
The essays in this volume discuss and assess the philosophies and writings of Professor David Vital. They aim to develop his work within modern diplomacy, issues relating to modern Jewish history, and within the State of Israel and its conduct of foreign relations.

Contributors' Biographiesp. vii
David Vital: An Appreciationp. 1
Modern Diplomacy and International Relations
The Traditional and the Transitional in Statecraftp. 9
Diplomacy in the Age of Global Communicationp. 21
Studying International Normsp. 39
Imperialism--Predatory or Preemptive?p. 61
New Patterns of Military Interventionp. 77
Proximate Policy-makersp. 99
Israeli Foreign Relations
The Palestinian Issue: Changing Israeli Perspectivesp. 121
Israeli Intervention in Intra-Arab Affairsp. 137
'Oom-Shmoom' Revisited: Israeli Attitudes Towards the UN and the Great Powers, 1948-1960p. 167
Paving the Road to War: Israeli Diplomacy and the 1967 Crisisp. 201
Dynamics of the US-Israel Special Relationshipp. 219
Contending Narratives: The Israeli Peace Movement's Role in the Oslo Processp. 237
Zionism and Modern Jewish History
Ahad Ha'am and the Jewish 'Volkgeist'p. 267
First Encounters: East European Jewry Discovers Pre-Balfour Englandp. 283
Jewish Political Culture and Zionist Foreign Policyp. 309
Whose Israel? Jewish-Americans and the Transnational Battle for Jewish Identityp. 327
Weaving the Future of Israelp. 367
David Vital: Bibliographyp. 387
Indexp. 399
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ISBN: 9780714681818
ISBN-10: 0714681814
Series: Cass Series--Israeli History, Politics, and Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 406
Published: 18th May 2001
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.95  x 3.12
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1