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Titre du document / Document title

State and minority in Israel : the case of ethnic state and the predicament of its minority = Etat et minorité en Israël : le cas de l'état ethnique et la situation difficile de ses minorités

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

GHANEM A. (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Political Science Department, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, ISRAEL

Résumé / Abstract

The connection between ethnicity and democracy has been the subject of much debate among scholars in various disciplines.This article deals with the ethnic divisions and the debate over democracy in Israel. How Israel should be defined, with regard to the democracy-ethnic affiliation nexus, has long been debated by scholars in the field. Some present Israel as a consociational democracy. Some Israeli scholars consider Israel to be a liberal democracy. Others define it as an 'ethnic democracy' that balances the ethnic and democratic components in its dealings with its Arab-Palestinian citizen. In this article I claim that Israel, like many other countries (Romania, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Canada until the sixties. Malaysia) is not a democracy, if our criterion is the ethnic preference it shows for Jews. It is, instead, a textbook example of an ethnic state, applying sophisticated policies of exclusion and discrimination towards the Arab minority. In principle, it invites its Arab citizens to participate in its life: but under no circumstances does it offer them equality. It maintains Jewish superiority in all fields and grants them preference symbolically, structurally and practically

Revue / Journal Title

Ethnic and racial studies    ISSN  0141-9870 

Source / Source

1998, vol. 21, no 3 (211 p.)  (3 p.1/4), pp. 428-448

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Taylor & Francis, Colchester, ROYAUME-UNI  (1978) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Israel

;

Ethnic Minority

;

Interethnic relation

;

State

;

Palestinian

;

Exclusion

;

Citizenship

;

Arab

;

Control

;

Democracy

;

Inequality

;

Ethnic discrimination

;

Identity

;

Social structure

;

Dependency

;

Legislation

;

Land appropriation

;

Colonization

;

Jew

;

Sionism

;

Military Service

;

Media

;

Occupational discrimination

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Israël

;

Minorité ethnique

;

Relation interethnique

;

Etat

;

Palestinien

;

Exclusion

;

Citoyenneté

;

Arabe

;

Contrôle

;

Démocratie

;

Inégalité

;

Discrimination ethnique

;

Identité

;

Structure sociale

;

Dépendance

;

Législation

;

Appropriation des terres

;

Colonisation

;

Juif

;

Sionisme

;

Service militaire

;

Média

;

Discrimination professionnelle

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 26523, 35400007591549.0020

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 2453469



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