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A Political Theory for the Jewish People

Chaim Gans


The book presents a liberal political theory for the Jewish people by distinguishing among several interpretations of the Zionist political idea and several postnationalist alternatives currently proposed for it by Israeli and American post-Zionist thinkers. It explicates the historiographical, philosophical, and moral foundations of all these approaches and their implications for the relationships between Jews and Arabs in Israel/Palestine and between Jews in Israel and world Jews. It discusses world Jews’ desirable political status both in their countries and in Israel. The book distinguishe ... More

Keywords: proprietary-essentialist Zionism, hierarchical Zionism, egalitarian-constructivist Zionism, post-Zionism, Israel/Palestine, the Jewish people

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190237547
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190237547.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chaim Gans, author
Professor of Law, Tel Aviv University