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Chapter 2: Building An Immigrant Settler State By: Taalan Liebermann Daniel Boev Margaret Beck
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Two Views Of Israeli Strength 1). Israel = “strong state”, with tremendous capacity to mobilize citizens (for war, emergency economy etc.) 2). Israel = “trouble in paradise” as the autonomy of the Israeli state tends to be low.
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Dimensions Of The “State” 1: Traditional Websterian Concept The modern state as a corporate body that has compulsory jurisdiction and a monopoly over legitimate means of violence over a territory and its population. To do this the state must have an institutionalized organizational structure with at least military and police forces, some kind of tax collection and resource redistribution mechanism, a rule making institution and a judicial body.
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Dimension Of The “State” 2: Collective Identity, Collective Memory And Culture In other words, what makes the state cognitively and culturally different. This is the core that tends to persist in the event of changes of government or even of the state’s regime. This determines the basic political culture, “civic religion” civil society, and the implicit and explicit rules of the game.
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Dimensions Of The State 3: State’s Logic The basic codes, traditions and practices that are unaffected by changes of government, administration or even regimes. Imposed by geographical constraints rooted in the human and material resources possessed by the state, its identity, collective memory, traditions, historiography, and political culture. The logic is employed mainly in the state’s bureaucracy and in other state agencies.
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Two Measure Of State Power State Autonomy: the ability of the state to prevent unsolicited interventions from, and the imposition of particularistic definitions of collective identity by, one or another segment of civil society. State Strength: The state's ability to enforce law and order, to mobilize the population for war, and to manage distributive and extractive fiscal policies, as well as its ability to impose its own definition of collective identity on all segments of society.
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Checks And Balances Checks and balances are real and important. Presumes conflict between and within branches, but regardless of the power per branch the overall state power remains unchanged.
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The Colonial State Of Palestine There were 2 important reasons for Israeli state development: 1). The Zionist movement. This was a necessary condition for the creation of the state of Israel. 2). Due to the support of the great powers, especially Britain. British administration also intended to lay the foundations for the establishment of a “national home” for the Jewish people in Palestine.
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Responsibilities Of The Colonial State Establishment of a judicial system and passage of laws applying to the area within the colony’s territorial boundaries Creation of a modern Bureaucracy Issue of coins, stamps, development of
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course CPO 4000 taught by Professor Smith,b during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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