Democratic Societies and Their Armed Forces: Israel in Comparative Context

Papers from a June 1998 international research workshop at the BESA Center, involving Israel’s best military and academic strategists and sociologists, along with more than one dozen experts from the US, Canada, Germany, France, England, Italy, India, Hungary and other countries.

This book presents an overview of current transformations in societal-military relations in the western world. Within the context of that framework, it then explores their specific manifestations in Israel. The result is a comprehensive study of a process, which, in Israel as elsewhere, already affects the very fabric of a vital sphere of public life. Edited by Stuart A. Cohen.

294 pp. Published Apr. 2000
£75.00 hardcover
£22.99 paperback

Prof. Stuart A. Cohen

Prof. Stuart A. Cohen is a professor of political science at Bar-Ilan University and a former senior research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies.