Required readings for graduate students are marked with a (G).
|SES #||TOPICS||READINGS||LECTURE SLIDES|
|1||Israel: An introduction||Horowitz, D., and Moshe Lissak. Trouble in Utopia: The Overburdened Polity of Israel. State University of New York Press, 1989, pp. 1-31. ISBN: 9780791401149.|
|2||Zionism: Sources|| |
|3||Zionist ideologies and the land of Israel|| |
Aran, Gideon. "From Religious Zionism to Zionist Religion: The Roots of Gush Emunim." Doctoral Dissertation, Hebrew University, 1987.
|4||Nation building and immigration|| |
Dowty, A. "Israel's First Decade: Building a Civic State." In Israel: The First Decade of Independence. Edited by S. Ilan Troen, and Noah Lucas. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995, pp. 31-50. (G). ISBN: 9780791422601.
|5||Settlements and the Zionist project|| |
Shafir, G. "Zionism and Colonialism: A Comparative Approach." In Israel in Comparative Perspective: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom. Edited by Michael N. Barnet. Albany: SUNY Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780791428320.
Ram, Uri. "The Colonization Perspective in Israeli Sociology: Internal and External Comparisons." Journal of Historical Sociology 6, no. 3 (2006): 327-350. (G)
Aharonson, R. "Settlement in Eretz Israel, A Colonialist Enterprise? 'Critical' Scholarship and Historical Geography." Israel Studies 1, no. 2 (Fall 1996): 214-229. (G)
|6||The Arab-Israeli conflict|| |
|7||Israeli society: Cleavages|| |
Cohen, Y., and Yitchak Haberfeld. "Second-Generation Jewish Immigrants in Israel: Have the Ethnic Gaps in Schooling d Earnings Declined?" Ethnic And Racial Studies 21, no. 3 (1998): 507-528.
Gavison, R. "Jewish and Democratic? A Rejoinder to the 'Ethnic Democracy' Debate." (PDF) Israel Studies 4, no. 1 (1999): 44-72.
|8||Israel in the West Bank and Gaza|| |
Sharon, A. "Why is Israel's Presence in the Territories Still Called Occupation?" JCPA, 2009. (PDF)
Troen, I. S. "Spearheads of the Zionist Frontier; Historical Perspectives on Post-1967 Settlement Planning in Judea and Samaria." Planning Perspectives 7 (January 1992): 81-100. (G)
|9||Israel identity revisited: the post Zionist challenge|| |
Silberstein, L. J. The Postzionism Debate: Knowledge and Power in Israeli Culture. New York: Routledge, 1999, pp. 89-126.
Judt, T. "Israel: The Alternative." New York Review of Books 50, no. 16 (October 23): 2003. (G)
Wurmser, M. "Can Israel Survive Post-Zionism?" The Middle East Quarterly 6, no 1. (1999): 3-13.
|10||Foreign and security policy|| |
Inbar, E. "Israeli National Security 1973-1996." Annals of the American Academy of Political Science 555 (1998): 62-81.
Neuman, D. "The Geographical and Territorial Imprint on the Security Discourse." In Security Concerns: Insights from the Israeli Experience. Edited by Daniel Bar-Tal, and D. Jacobson. Stanford: JAI Press, pp. 73-94. ISBN: 9780762304684.
Freilich, C. D. "National Security Decision Making in Israel: Processes, Strengths and Pathologies." Middle East Journal 60, no. 4 (Autumn 2006): 635-663.
|11||Israeli economy|| |
Zilberfarb. B. "From Socialism to Free Market — The Israeli Economy, 1948-2003." Israel Affairs 11, no. 1 (January 2005): 12–22.
Shalev, Michael. "Have Globalization and Liberalization 'Normalized' Israel's Political Economy?" In Israel: Dynamics of Change and Continuity. Edited by David Levi-Faur, Gabriel Sheffer, and David Vogel. London: Frank Cass: 1999, pp. 121-155. ISBN: 9780714680620.
Arian, A. Politics in Israel: The Second Republic. Washington DC: CQ, 2005, pp. 48-82. (G)
|12||Israeli culture|| |
Smooha, S. "Is Israel Western?" In Comparing Modernities: Pluralism Versus Homogeneity; Essays in Homage to Shmuel N. Eisenstadt. Edited by Eliezer Ben-Rafael, and Yitzak Sternberng. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2005. (G). ISBN: 9789004144071.
|13||Israel: A comparative perspective|| |
Barnett, M. "The Politics of Uniqueness: The Status of the Israeli Case." In Israel in Comparative Perspective: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom. Edited by Michael Barnett. Albany: SUNY Press, 1996, pp. 3-28. ISBN: 9780791428320.
Troen, I. "Frontier Myths and Their Applications in America and Israel; A Trans-National Perspective." Journal of American History Perspective 86, no. 3 (1999): 1209-1230.
Lustick, I. Unsettled States: Disputed Land: Britain in Ireland, France in Algeria, and Israel in the West Bank and Gaza. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1993, pp. 385-438. (G). ISBN: 9780801480881.
Merom G. "Israel's National Security and the Myth of Exceptionalism." Political Science Quarterly 114, no. 3 (1999): 409-434. (PDF)