Labour and the Political Economy in Israel

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byMichael Shalev

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This is the first comprehensive account in any language of Israel's central labour organization, the Histradut, and the Israeli Labour Party, which dominated politics for more than four decades. The author develops a political economy approach which draws on contemporary theories of labourmovements, labour markets, and state/economy relations. In comparison with the corporatist social democracies of Western Europe, the Israeli case is shown to be in many ways paradoxical. Shalev demonstrates that unravelling these paradoxes provides both challenges and insights for comparativestudies of the advanced capitalist democracies. At the same time, he offers students of Israeli society a critical alternative to previous scholarship on labour relations, left-wing politics, and domestic public policy. This volume provides a controversial and theoretically informed assessment ofthe historical record, complemented by a novel interpretation of the dramatic political and economic instability which surfaced in Israel during the 1970s.

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This is the first comprehensive account in any language of Israel's central labour organization, the Histradut, and the Israeli Labour Party, which dominated politics for more than four decades. The author develops a political economy approach which draws on contemporary theories of labourmovements, labour markets, and state/economy r...

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This is the first comprehensive account of Israel's central labour organization, the Histadrut, and the Israeli Labour Party, which dominated politics for more than four decades. The author develops a political economy approach which draws on contemporary theories of labour movements, labour markets, and state/economy relations. In com...

Michael Shalev is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Political Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:414 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.06 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198285132

ISBN - 13:9780198285137

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`a profound and stimulating challenge to conventional Israeli interpretations of their own sociology ... a critical and detailed study of how political and economic forces have shaped the real social processes and institutions'International Affairs