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Sheffer, Gabriel

Works: 91 works in 286 publications in 4 languages and 8,017 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Creator
Classifications: E183.8.I7, 327.7305694
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Most widely held works by Gabriel Sheffer
Diaspora politics : at home abroad by Gabriel Sheffer( )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 2,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is intended to fill a gap in the study of modern ethno-national diasporas. Against the background of current trends - globalization, regionalization, democratization, the weakening of the nation-state, and massive trans-state migration - it examines the politics of historical, modern, and incipient ethno-national diasporas. It argues that in contrast to the widely accepted view, ethno-national diasporism and diasporas do not constitute a recent phenomenon. Rather, this is a long-standing phenomenon whose roots are in antiquity. Some of the existing diasporas were created in antiquity, some during the Middle Ages, and some in modern times. Essential aspects of this phenomenon are the unending cultural-social-economic struggles and especially the political struggles of these dispersed ethnic groups, permanently residing in host countries away from their homelands, to maintain their distinctive identities and connections with their homelands and other dispersed groups from the same nations. While describing and analyzing the diaspora phenomenon, the book sheds light on theoretical questions pertaining to current ethnicity and politics in general."--Jacket
Militarism and Israeli society by Gabriel Sheffer( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often, the classic theory of civil-military relations are insufficient when trying to comprehend the Israeli case. The essays within this book challenge that the civilian sector in Israel has maintained its predominance over the security sector since the state's independence in 1948. They provide a deeper and more nuanced view of the actual situation and also throw light on the formal and informal arrangements, connections, and dynamic relations between Israel's security sector, and the country's civilian sector to include the cultural sphere, the political system, society, the economy, and the public discourse. Issues and events discussed are Israel's separation barrier, the impact of Israel's military confrontations with the Palestinians and other Middle Eastern states, and the impact of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Israeli case offers insights about the role of the military and security in democratic nations in contemporary times
Great power intervention in the Middle East by Milton Leitenberg( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern diasporas in international politics( Book )

13 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dynamics of dependence : U.S.-Israeli relations by Gabriel Sheffer( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2019 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite Israel's enormous dependence on the United States, relatively little has been written by Israeli scholars about relations between the two countries. In this book of original essays, contributors discuss the social, ideological, and political groups in the United States that support or oppose Israel, examine how they influence policy decisions, and review U.S. public opinion toward Israel. In addition, the politics of supplying arms and economic aid to Israel are analyzed in historical perspective. Finally, the contributors explore the range of U.S. interests in the dispute over the West Bank
Innovative leaders in international politics( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle Eastern minorities and diasporas( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S.-Israeli relations at the crossroads( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The dramatic global, regional and domestic changes that occurred after the unpredicted collapse of the Soviet Union have created a need to examine a host of theoretical and practical issues, particularly in regard to security and foreign relations. The U.S.-Israeli "special relationship" is no exception. This seemed, and is still viewed as, one of the most solid and stable bilateral relationships. Yet the new international and domestic reality in both the U.S. and Israel warrants a thorough re-examination."--BOOK JACKET. "This is the main purpose of the present collection of original essays by distinguished American and Israeli scholars. The essays deal with, among other things, the general global setting and its implications for this relationship; with "hard" strategic factors; and with less tangible aspects such as American images of Israel, the attitudes of American religious denominations, the situation of the American Jewish community, and the influence of public opinion and the media on American policy toward Israel."--BOOK JACKET. "Thus, by design, the essays are not only descriptive and analytical but deal with major theoretical issues such as the bases of policymaking and the validity of the main approaches to foreign policy and strategy, including the neorealist and domestic-politics approaches."--BOOK JACKET
Moshe Sharett : biography of a political moderate by Gabriel Sheffer( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moshe Sharett, Israel's second Prime Minister from 1953-55, its Foreign Minister from 1948-56, and one of the founders of the state of Israel, was at the centre of events in Israel and the Yishuv for over three decades. Under his leadership, the 'moderate' camp exerted seminal influence on the politics and orientation of the young Jewish state. This definitive biography of Sharett provides a needed challenge to the accepted view that stresses the dominant role and achievements of Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, and his activist supporters. Ben-Gurion, representative of the school of retaliation in relation to the Arabs, opposed Sharett's negotiative politics and forced his resignation. In this biography, Sheffer restores the reputation of Sharett and his followers. Following Sharett's political life, the book provides an original and detailed account of major episodes in the history of the Holy Land from the beginning of the twentieth century to the mid-1960s, using previously untapped sources. It tells of the hitherto untold struggles between the founding fathers of the Jewish state, particularly concerning peace with the Palestinian Arabs and the neighbouring Arab countries. It concludes that Sharett and his moderate friends constituted a realistic and humane alternative to the activists led by Ben-Gurion and will provide a new source for future studies of the Yishuv and Israel
The national security of small states in a changing world( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of this book is primarily devoted to analysing the impact of the system of international relations on the fortunes of small states. The second part discusses the question 'what changes in the national strategy of small states are necessary in view of the new international system?' The authors of this volume come from various parts of the world and espouse differing outlooks. Nevertheless, they were able to coalesce around a similar theme in an effort to contribute to the international understanding of the special challenges that confront the world's small states
Israel's security networks : a theoretical and comparative perspective by Gabriel Sheffer( Book )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, and particularly after the Israeli-Arab War of 1967, a highly informal but simultaneously potent security network has influenced Israel's domestic sphere. Composed of acting and former security personnel and their partners in the state's various civilian spheres, this security network has affected Israeli culture, politics, society, economy, public discourse, and foreign relations. This book discusses this major sociopolitical phenomenon and its effects in a comparative and theoretical perspective. First, it defines Israel's security network in a broad theoretical and comparative perspective. Second, it explains how Israel's security network emerged and acquired a hegemonic position in the area of national security and foreign policy. Third, it describes the security network and identifies its members. Fourth, it discusses and explains the multitude of roles that Israel's security network has come to play both domestically and externally. Fifth, it discusses similar phenomena in other relevant cases. Finally, it presents general analytical and theoretical conclusions"--
Dynamics of a conflict : a re-examination of the Arab-Israeli conflict by Gabriel Sheffer( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel : the dynamics of change and continuity by David Levi-Faur( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this volume attempt to move beyond the question of Israel's 'uniqueness' to examine the pace and direction of change of Israel's political, social and economic institutions. Using the tools of comparative analysis, scholars from Israel, the United States and Europe describe the ways in which Israeli society is becoming more like other democratic industrialized societies and on what dimensions Israeli culture and institutions are slowing or resisting such convergence."--Jacket
Existential threats and civil-security relations( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les diasporas 2000 ans d'histoire( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in French and English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resolution vs. management of the Middle East conflict : a reexamination of the confrontation between Moshe Sharett and David Ben-Gurion by Gabriel Sheffer( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diaspora and identity : perspectives on South Asian diaspora( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mi manhig? : ʻal yaḥase Yiśraʼel ṿeha-tefutsah ha-Yehudit by Gabriel Sheffer( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Hebrew and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mosheh Sharet : biyografyah poliṭit by Gabriel Sheffer( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Hebrew and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ha-Maʼavak le-haḳamat ha-medinah : asupat maʼamarim( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in Hebrew and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Diaspora politics : at home abroad
Militarism and Israeli societyInnovative leaders in international politicsMiddle Eastern minorities and diasporasU.S.-Israeli relations at the crossroadsMoshe Sharett : biography of a political moderateThe national security of small states in a changing worldIsrael : the dynamics of change and continuityExistential threats and civil-security relations
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Šefer, Gavrîʾēl 1938-

Šeper, Gabiy 1938-...

Šeper, Gabriyʾel 1938-...

Shefer, G.

Shefer, G. (Gavriʾel)

Shefer, Gabi.

Shefer, Gabi, 1938-

Shefer, Gabriel.

Shefer, Gabriel, 1938-

Shefer, Gavriʾel

Sheffer, G.

Sheffer, G. 1938-

Sheffer, G. (Gabriel)

Sheffer, G. (Gabriel), 1938-

Sheffer, Gabi.

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Sheffer, Gabriel 1938-

Sheffer, Gavi 1938-

Sheffer, Gavri'el.

שאפער, גבריאל

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שפר, גבי

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שפר, גבריאל (גבי)

셰퍼, 가브리엘

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