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Keren, Michael

Works: 8 works in 43 publications in 2 languages and 4,295 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  History  Anecdotes  Personal narratives‡vJewish  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JQ1825.P32, 956.94054092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Keren
Professionals against populism : the Peres government and democracy by Michael Keren( )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 1,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, based on Shimon Peres's private papers, tells the unusual story of the Peres government of 1984-1986 in Israel. It is the story of an unpopular politician, demonized by his political enemies, who operates under great time restraints to manage a pluralistic democracy losing ground to enchanted masses in public squares. Lacking support from his own national unity government, Peres reverted to his old-time alliance with Israel's technocrats in his combat against populism. Michael Keren analyzes the role of legal professionals, strategic experts, and economists in the three main events of the Peres era: the scandal over the killing of two Arab terrorists by the General Security Service; the efforts to renew the peace process in the Middle East after the Lebanon war; and the economic stabilization program of 1985. The analysis illumines Israel's hitherto unexplored technocratic stratum and its ongoing struggle over Israel's nature as an advanced industrial state. This stratum, the author contends, has been the moving force behind the construction of the nuclear reactor in Dimona in the 1960s, the combat against populism in the 1980s, and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process of today
We are coming, unafraid : the Jewish legions and the promised land in the First World War by Michael Keren( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the little-known stories of three all-Jewish battalions formed in the British army as part of the Allies' Middle East campaign, recruiting soldiers from the United States, Canada, England, and Argentina. Many of the soldiers, ranging widely in education level, social class, and combat experience, were displaced immigrants or children of such immigrants. Together, they coalesced into the all-Jewish battalions: "the liberators of the Promised Land." The ranks of the Jewish Legions included some who would become prominent leaders, such as David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister, and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Israel's second president; however, this book focuses on the experiences of ordinary soldiers who served alongside them. Drawing on diaries, memoirs, and letters, the book follows their journey at sea through unrestricted submarine warfare; by trains and trucks through Europe, Egypt, and Palestine; and their battlefield experiences. The authors show how these Yiddish-speaking young men forged a new kind of soldier identity with unique Jewish features, as well as an evolving sense of nationalism."--Publisher
Speaking power to truth : digital discourse and the public intellectual by R Hawkins( )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction : New challenges to knowledge in the public sphere / Richard Hawkins and Michael Keren -- Establishing the public legitimacy and value of scientific knowledge in an information ether / Richard Hawkins -- Public intellectuals, media intellectuals, and academic intellectuals : comparing the space of opinion in Canada and the United States / Eleanor Townsley -- The eye of the swarm : collective intelligence and the public intellectual / Jacob G. Foster -- Creating the conditions for an intellectually active people : what today's public intellectual can learn from Anonymous / Liz Pirnie -- "Trust me--I'm a public intellectual" : Margaret Atwood's and David Suzuki's social epistemologies of climate science / Boaz Miller -- Engendering a new generation of public intellectuals : speaking truth to power with grace and humility / Karim-Aly Kassam -- Reflections on my dubious experience as a public intellectual / Barry Cooper -- Intellectual discourse online / Michael Keren
Politics and literature at the turn of the millennium by Michael Keren( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book shows how important insights about genocide, poverty, state violence, world terrorism, the clash of civilizations, and other phenomena haunting the world at the turn of the millennium can be derived from contemporary novels. Keren demonstrates ways in which fictional literature can provide new perspectives on the complexities and contingencies of contemporary politics. His fresh readings of well-known novels will be valuable not only for political scientists but also for anyone interested in current affairs who reads fiction but is not always aware of its power to provide enlightenment on world issues. Works by José Saramago, Cormac McCarthy, Anosh Irani, John Le Carré, and Yann Martel, among others, are studied."-
War memory and popular culture : essays on modes of remembrance and commemoration( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work explores the evolution from traditional to contemporary forms of war commemoration while centering around fundamental question of whether these new forms of memorial are meant to encourage the remembering or forgetting of the experience of war, as well as what implications this process may have for the continuation of the modern nation state"--Provided by publisher
Miḳtsoʻanim neged populizm : memshelet Peres 1984-1986 by Michael Keren( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Hebrew and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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2 editions published in 2007 in Hebrew and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hishtalvut ḳevutsot "periferyah" ba-ḥevrah uva-poliṭiḳah be-ʻidan shalom by Michael Keren( Book )

in Hebrew and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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We are coming, unafraid : the Jewish legions and the promised land in the First World War
War memory and popular culture : essays on modes of remembrance and commemoration
Alternative Names
Ḳeren, Mikhaʼel

קרן, מיכאל

English (38)

Hebrew (5)