Author Aronoff, Yael, 1968-
Title The political psychology of Israeli prime ministers : when hard-liners opt for peace / Yael S. Aronoff
Imprint New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014
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 人文社會聯圖  DS126.5 .A8637 2014    AVAILABLE    30650020053464
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Note "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
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: when hard-liners opt for peace; 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. Expanding the political conversion story; Appendix A. Political psychology of Israeli prime ministers: summary table of key factors and findings; Appendix B. Interviews by the author
Subject POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General. bisacsh
Prime ministers -- Israel
Peace -- Israel -- Psychological aspects
Israel -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Israel -- Politics and government -- 21st century