Security and Defensive Democracy in Israel. A Critical Approach to Political Discourse by Dr Sharon Weinblum
Dr Sharon Weinblum, Israel Institute and Wiener-Anspach Postdoctoral fellow has just published a new book "Security and Defensive Democracy in Israel. A Critical Approach to Political Discourse (Routledge 2015)"
This book investigates how the relation between security and democracy is framed by Israeli lawmakers when confronted with security crises. Through the analysis of parliamentary debates held on security-oriented laws enacted before, during and after the second Palestinian intifada, the book demonstrates that the specific articulation of the security-democracy relation has deeply affected the boundaries and meaning of the Israeli "defensive" democratic regime over time. The book ultimately opens the possibility to rethink the conventional approach of the security-democracy dilemma in Israel and beyond.