PSCI 268 Spring 2015 Israeli Politics

This is an introductory course on Israeli politics, government, and society. Approaching questions historically, it will begin by discussing the evolution of Zionism in the period before the foundation of the Israeli state and the founding of the state. Then, the course will turn to domestic politics, including the immigration of Jews into Israel, the development of Israeli political parties, the growth of the Ultra-Orthodox population, and state policies to the West Bank. Next, the course will consider Israel's foreign policies, including its relations with other Middle Eastern countries and the United States, and the interaction between its domestic politics and its foreign policies. The course will conclude by addressing the politics of the Palestinian issue and the feasibility of proposals to resolve the controversy.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: three papers -- one 3-page, one 5-page, and one 10-page paper
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: Political Science majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses,PSCI Comparative Politics Courses
Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 25
Class Number: 3652
PSCI 268 - 01 (S) LEC Israeli Politics Division 2: Social Studies Michael D. MacDonald
MR 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Hopkins Hall 001 3652
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