12189 Relations between Society, Politics and the Military 1

Credits: 3 graduate credits in Democracy Studies / Government and Public Policy or Society and Politics

Prerequisites: Democracy: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Israeli Democracy: Selected Issues, Contemporary Democratic Theories; one of the following: Democracy and Democratization, Selected Topics in Public Administration; and exemption from bibliographic assignments on computer searches in the “Alef” catalog and databases.

The seminar is based on a reader edited by Yagil Levy.

The seminar focuses on the mutual impacts between the military, society and politics. It offers theoretical tools and tests their usefulness in the case of Israel. Topics include: state and violence, militarism and securitization, military organization, culture and profession, recruitment and military doctrine, casualty sensitivity, citizenship, collective action and civilian control.

1Students must write a seminar paper in this course.