« Routledge Handbook of Modern Israel », edited by Alain Dieckhoff

Routledge Handbook of Modern Israel
Edited by Alain Dieckhoff
Routledge, February 2013

Israel is a country made up of contradictions. A lively democracy in a multicultural society but within a state promoting a strong national identity; a thriving economy in an unequal society; a culture open to modern trends but drawing on the Hebrew past and preoccupied with the Holocaust and the Arab-Israeli conflict; a sovereign member in the international arena, whose existence is still contested in the Middle East. The Routledge Handbook of Modern Israelprovides a comprehensive profile of the intricacies of contemporary Israel, offering a unique, in-depth survey of the country.
Organised thematically, a full range of topics are discussed, including:

    • Politics and international relations
    • The foundation of the Israeli state
    • The birth and development of the Israeli economy
    • Israeli culture
    • Israel’s role in the Middle East

Bringing together more than thirty notable contributors from across the globe, this Handbooksheds light on the multifaceted reality of modern Israel in order to better understand, beyond clichés, this complex society.

Alain Dieckhoff is senior CNRS.research fellow at  CERI. His research area focuses on politics, contemporary society and transformations of the state in Israel. He also works on the transformations of contemporary nationalism. Alain Dieckhoff is Head of the Political Science Department of Sciences Po. See his publications.