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Author Aronoff, Yael, 1968- author.

Title The political psychology of Israeli prime ministers : when hard-liners opt for peace / Yael S. Aronoff.

Published New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  956.940540922 ARON    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail  956.940540922 ARON    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 229 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introducing the conceptual framework -- 2. Yitzhak Shamir : once a hawk, always a hawk -- 3. Benjamin Netanyahu : battling the world -- 4. Ariel Sharon : from warfare to withdrawal -- 5. Yitzhak Rabin : from hawk to Nobel Prize peacemaker -- 6. Ehud Barak : all or nothing -- 7. Shimon Peres : from Dimona to Oslo -- 8. The psychology of political conversion -- Appendix A. Summary of key factors and findings -- Appendix B. Interviews conducted by the author.
Summary "This book examines leaders of the seemingly intractable conflict between Israel and its Palestinian neighbors"-- Provided by publisher.
"The Political Psychology of Israeli Prime Ministers This book examines leaders of the seemingly intractable conflict between Israel and its Palestinian neighbors. It takes as an intellectual target of opportunity six Israeli prime ministers, asking why some of them have persisted in some hard-line positions but others have opted to become peacemakers. This book argues that some leaders do change, and above all it explains why and how such changes come about. This book goes beyond arguing simply that "leaders matter" by analyzing how their particular belief systems and personalities can ultimately make a difference to their country's foreign policy, especially toward a long-standing enemy. Although no hard-liner can stand completely still in the face of important changes, only those with ideologies that have specific components that act as obstacles to change and who have an orientation toward the past may need to be replaced for dramatic policy changes to take place"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Prime ministers -- Israel.
Peace -- Psychological aspects.
Israel -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Israel -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
ISBN 9781107038387 (hardback)
1107038383 (hardback)
9781107669802 (paperback)
1107669804 (paperback)