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The Challenge of Sustaining Democracy in Deeply Divided Societies: Citizenship, Rights, and Ethnic Conflicts in India and Israel (Studies in Public Policy)

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Harel-Shalev is offering a path-breaking, genuine, and astute comparison between two highly divided societies- India and Israel, examining how they could have survived with democratic structures for about sixty years heretofore. While harnessing an impressive bulk of original primary sources, this book is offering some remarkable and vital arguments. It is a must read and an enjoyable book. (Gad Barzilai, University of Washington)

Harel-Shalev's study is outstanding. Finally, a cogent, and intelligent analysis of the myriad ways deeply divided societies maintain and negotiate democratic practices. This book will prove to be essential reading for anyone interested in the topics of identity politics, public policy and democracy. (Rebecca Kook, Ben Gurion University)

Harel-Shalev's surprising choice of comparative case studies offers original insight into the way by which public policies that aim at legal institutionalization of rights may provide both political stability and gradual counter-hegemonic transformation.Her analysis is of particular significance for those interested in learning new ways of thinking about the interplay between democratic political processes and majority-minority relations in deeply divided societiessss (Dan Avnon, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Harel-Shalev's surprising choice of comparative case studies offers original insight into the way by which public policies that aim at legal institutionalization of rights may provide both political stability and gradual counter-hegemonic transformation. Her analysis is of particular significance for those interested in learning new ways of thinking about the interplay between democratic political processes and majority-minority relations in deeply divided societies (Dan Avnon, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Ayelet Harel-Shalev has produced an important, comprehensive study of an especially pertinent issue. The depth of material provided is remarkable….This book is plainly worthy of scholarly attention by all students of comparative politics, especially those concerned about the future of democracies in pluralistic societies. (The Law and Politics Book Review)

This book lays a strong foundation for dealing with several issues. Its conceptualization of them is useful and creative. It sets a comprehensive agenda for future research. (Nationalism and Ethnic Politics)

About the Author

Ayelet Harel-Shalev is an assistant professor in the Conflict Management and Resolution Program, and the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
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Product Details

  • Series: Studies in Public Policy
  • Hardcover: 514 pages
  • Publisher: Lexington Books (August 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0739126849
  • ISBN-13: 978-0739126844
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,598,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book is very interesting, including an un-conventional comparative research, an extensive research based on primary sources . In my view, it is an excellent book for researchers, and people who are interested in India, Israel, democratization process, and ethnic conflicts. A bit long... but I have found it creative, and well written book!

Ruth Levi
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The author is an articulate and knowledgeable guide, giving us a chronological story of two complex but (allegedly) successful cases of democracies in divided societies. The author choice of comparing India and Israel is well explained, and comparing those two cases to two democracies that did not survive... Cyprus and Sri-Lanka, shed some light on tremendous complexities of this topic [group rights, official languages, religious autonomy, etc].
Indeed, the challenges of unity and democracy on the India case, and Judaism and democracy - on the Israeli case - are the central concerns of those nations. For me, an Indian, student of political science that knew very little about Israel - I can describe this book as if it was a treasure: Full with little and big nuances; analyzing of huge amount of primary materials in both cases. To sum up: I loved it!! It is, however, long, but it is well written. Too bad the price is so high and it is not affordable for most of Indian readership.
While India is strengthening its democratic mechanism, it is too bad that Israel is apparently changing its political route and it seems to step away from democracy recently. I wonder what the author (he/she?) would write about it ...
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I agree with the former reviewer (Kumar) that this book is a good guide. The author's choice of double comparison - (1. comaring India and Israel, with respect to minority - majority relations; and then - 2. comparing those two core cases to two democracies that did not survive- Cyprus and Sri-Lanka), is very interesting. The book provides us a lot of details, and some nuances about minority-majority relations in divided societies. It is a bit too long, though.
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