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Migdal, Joel S.

Overview
Works: 65 works in 275 publications in 6 languages and 12,576 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other
Classifications: DS119.7, 956.940049274
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Most widely held works about Joel S Migdal
 
Most widely held works by Joel S Migdal
The Palestinian people : a history by Baruch Kimmerling( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this text Baruch Kimmerling and Joel Migdal offer an authoritative account of the history of the Palestinian people from their modern origins to the Oslo peace process and beyond. Palestinians struggled to create themselves as a people from the first revolt of the Arabs in Palestine in 1834 through the British Mandate to the impact of Zionism and the founding of Israel. Their relationship with the Jewish people and the State of Israel has been fundamental in shaping that identity, and today Palestinians find themselves again at a critical juncture. In the 1990s cornerstones for peace were laid for eventual Palestinian-Israeli coexistence, including mutual acceptance, the renunciation of violence as a permanent strategy, and the establishment for the first time of Palestinian self-government. But the dawn of the twenty-first century saw a reversion to unmitigated hatred and mutual demonization. By mid-2002 the brutal violence of the Intifada had crippled Palestine's fledgling political institutions and threatened the fragile social cohesion painstakingly constructed after 1967. Kimmerling and Migdal unravel what went right--and what went wrong--in the Oslo peace process, and what lessons we can draw about the forces that help to shape a people. The authors present a balanced, insightful, and sobering look at the realities of creating peace in the Middle East
Palestinians : the making of a people by Baruch Kimmerling( Book )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the hundred-year struggle for Palestine, history itself has been a battlefield, Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs seek to undermine each other's claim to national identity. Whatever the outcome of the current phase in regional affairs, no real progress toward peace can occur before agreement is reached about the events that have shaped the present and will remain dominant influences over the future. Baruch Kimmerling and Joel Migdal have taken the first significant step in this direction with a timely and authoritative account of the origins and history of the Palestinian people. This is the story of an agrarian society, ruled for centuries by outside powers and lacking indigenous political traditions, whose historical experience has been overwhelmingly negative. Kimmerling and Migdal give a sensitive and detailed portrait of this society as it struggled to survive the dissipation of the Ottoman Empire, the devastations of World War I, the transfer to British authority, and the subsequent destabilizing impact of Western economies. In the midst of these upheavals, such events as the first Zionist settlement in 1870 and even the Balfour Declaration of 1917 went almost unnoticed. But Jews became a swiftly growing presence in Palestine, acquiring land, expanding settlements, and introducing modern farming and commercial practices that further strained the region's social fabric. The authors closely document this process, and reveal that what had always been a diffuse, clan-centered Arab population began to acquire national self-consciousness as a result of these violent changes. Thus, the authors argue that the Palestinians came into existence as a people over time, largely through their interaction with the Jewish people and the Israeli state. Kimmerling and Migdal believe that, although recent events have dealt the Palestinians a number of serious blows, they have reached a turning point in their tortured history, as a new generation of leaders arise who may abandon anti-Zionism as an organizing principle. If so, the present phase of struggle may present the most propitious opportunity for peace in generations
Peasants, politics, and revolution; pressures toward political and social change in the third world by Joel S Migdal( Book )

25 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the last quarter century, peasant participation in politics has increased markedly in parts of Latin America and Asia. Why the poor and vulnerable peasant population has chosen to leave the confines of the village for political activity and at times for sustained revolution is the question this book explores. The author draws on informal interviews and observation of peasants in Mexico and India and on fifty-one community studies of peasants in Asia and Latin America compiled by ethnographers in the last forty years. He suggests that severe economic crises have driven peasants to roles in the larger economy outside the village, where they are initially attracted to politics by material incentives.Originally published in 1977.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Strong societies and weak states : state-society relations and state capabilities in the Third World by Joel S Migdal( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palestinian society and politics by Joel S Migdal( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Initially published in Moscow in 1950 following the author's death, this book contains the first chapters of a large monograph Krylov planned entitled The foundations of physical statistics," his doctoral thesis on "The processes of relaxation of statistical systems and the criterion of mechanical instability," and a small paper entitled "On the description of exhaustively complete experiments."Originally published in 1980.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
State power and social forces : domination and transformation in the Third World( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This eminently readable 1994 collection of high-quality, country-specific essays on Third World politics provides, through a variety of well-integrated themes and approaches, an examination of 'state theory' as it has been practised in the past, and how it must be refined for the future. The contributors go beyond the previously articulated 'bringing the state back in' model to offer their own 'state-in-society' approach. They argue that states, which should be disaggregated for meaningful comparative study, are best analysed as parts of societies. States may help mould, but are also continually moulded by, the societies within which they are embedded. States' capacities, further, will vary depending on their ties to other social forces. And other social forces will be capable of being mobilised into political contention only under certain conditions. Political contention pitting states against other social forces may sometimes be mutually enfeebling, but at other times, mutually empowering
State in society : studying how states and societies transform and constitute one another by Joel S Migdal( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this book trace the development of Joel S. Migdal's "state-in-society" approach. His process-oriented analysis illuminates how power is exercised around the world, and how and when patterns of power change."--Jacket
Boundaries and belonging : states and societies in the struggle to shape identities and local practices( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This interdisciplinary volume maintains the importance of a spatial understanding of society and history, but suggests a way of conceiving of borders and space that goes beyond a school map of states. Its subject is the struggle among differing spatial logics, or mental maps. It is concerned with the meaning that state borders hold for people, but recognizes that such meaning varies and is contested by other social formations. The authors here ask, To what degree do state borders encase the mechanisms that make the decisive rules governing people's lives and to what extent do they give way to other rulemakers? To what extent do states circumscribe the communities to which people feel attached and to what extent do they intersect with other communities of belonging? The essays in this book home in on the struggles and conflicting demands on people, given that state borders are not automatically pre-eminent and that other spatial logics demand attention"--Jacket
Rules and rights in the Middle East : democracy, law, and society by Rules and rights in the Middle East( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a series of essays by an international group of scholars and policy makers, this book provides the first sustained look at democracy and democratic movements in the Middle East. Moving beyond a concern with the growth of Islamicist movements and nationalist states, the authors probe the historical experiences of the last hundred years and the social conflict over the past decade centering on democratic structures and processes from North Africa to Turkey, Iraq, and Iran. The essays explore from theoretical, descriptive, and political perspectives questions of democracy, freedom, and rule of law in a region that is usually thought of as lacking in all of these respects." "Most comparative studies find that the Middle East does not have traits of or prospects for democracy, owing to the absence of autonomous elites, a heritage of despotism, or the nature of Islam. The authors of this book call this assumption into question by taking a more inclusive and dynamic view of democracy, seeing it as an ongoing project that unfolds on two related fronts. One of these is the continuous assertion and exercise of popular sovereignty, and the other is the equally persistent declaration and protection of fundamental human rights. Many of the essays address the central question of how to make states accountable before society, and the overriding importance of such accountability as a moral principle of political organization." "In recent years there has been a marked growth in the number and influence of social movements and organizations working to expand social, political, and civil rights, and to constrain the power of the states in many countries in the Middle East. At the same time many of the regimes in the area have introduced practices and institutions designed to make their rule more democratic in order to enhance their domestic and international standing and legitimacy, as well as to spur economic growth."
Shifting sands : the United States in the Middle East by Joel S Migdal( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joel S. Migdal focuses on the approach U.S. officials adopted toward the Middle East after World War II, one that paid scant attention to tectonic shifts in the region. The United States did not restrict its strategic model to the Middle East?beginning with Harry S. Truman, American presidents applied a uniform strategy rooted in the country's Cold War experience in Europe to regions across the globe, designed to project America into nearly every corner of the world while limiting costs and overreach. The approach was simple: find a local power that could play Great Britain's role
Through the lens of Israel : explorations in state and society by Joel S Migdal( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illuminates Israeli history through a unique state-in-society approach, using the Israeli experience to ask how social scientists can better investigate and understand other societies. Three central themes are at the core of this analysis: state formation, society formation, and the mutually constitutive roles of state and society. Asks how particular societies and states end up with their distinctive character, how the rules that shape everyday behavior are determined, and how and when patterns of privilege change. Migdal teaches international studies at the University of Washington. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR
Patterns of policy : comparative and longitudinal studies of population events( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<> by Baruch Kimmerling( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in Hebrew and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nong min, zheng zhi yu ge ming : di san shi jie zheng zhi yu she hui bian ge di ya li by Joel S Migdal( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in Chinese and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estados débiles, estados fuertes by Joel S Migdal( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The individual in the midst of social and political transformation by Joel S Migdal( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The everyday life of the state : a state-in-society approach by Adam White( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An important contribution to the expanding literature on "everyday politics"
Studies in Comparative Politics by David D Laitin( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional politics and regime change in Brazil by Frances Hagopian( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Landmark study draws connections between subnational politics and macropolitical change in Brazil. Uses case study of Minas Gerais state to show persistence of traditional patronage politics under military rule and its repercussions in the subsequent democratic transition. Theoretically rich and cogently presented; a major contribution on Brazilian politics. Recommended"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Democracy derailed in Russia : the failure of open politics by M. Steven Fish( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why has democracy failed to take root in Russia? This book shows that Russia's failure to democratize has three causes: too much economic reliance on oil, too little economic liberalization, and too weak a national legislature
 
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The Palestinian people : a history
Alternative Names
Joel S. Migdal American academic

Mi-ko-tai-erh, J

Mi-ko-tai-erh, J 1945-

Migdal, Joel 1945-

Migdal, Joel S.

Migdal, Joel Samuel

Migdal, Joel Samuel 1945-

Migdal, Joel Shmuel

Migdāl, Yôʾēl Šemûʾēl 1945-

Migdal, Yoʼel Shemuʼel

Migdal, Yo'el Shemu'el 1945-

Mījdāl, Jūil

מגדל, יואל שמואל

جول ميجدال، 1945-

مغدال، يوئيل شموئيل

ميجدال، جول

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Palestinians : the making of a peopleStrong societies and weak states : state-society relations and state capabilities in the Third WorldState power and social forces : domination and transformation in the Third WorldState in society : studying how states and societies transform and constitute one anotherBoundaries and belonging : states and societies in the struggle to shape identities and local practicesRules and rights in the Middle East : democracy, law, and societyThrough the lens of Israel : explorations in state and society