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The Resource The international self : psychoanalysis and the search for Israeli-Palestinian peace, Mira M. Sucharov, (electronic resource)

The international self : psychoanalysis and the search for Israeli-Palestinian peace, Mira M. Sucharov, (electronic resource)

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The international self : psychoanalysis and the search for Israeli-Palestinian peace
Title
The international self
Title remainder
psychoanalysis and the search for Israeli-Palestinian peace
Statement of responsibility
Mira M. Sucharov
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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DLC
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Sucharov, Mira
Dewey number
956.05
LC call number
DS119.7
LC item number
.S8875 2005
Series statement
SUNY series in Israeli studies
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  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Political psychology
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Israel
Summary expansion
The International Self explores an age-old question in international affairs, one that has been particularly pressing in the context of the contemporary Middle East: what leads long-standing adversaries to seek peace? Mira M. Sucharov employs a socio-psychoanalytic model to argue that collective identity ultimately shapes foreign policy and policy change. Specifically, she shows that all states possess a distinctive role-identity that tends to shape behavior in the international realm. When policy deviates too greatly from the established role-identity, the population experiences cognitive dissonance and expresses this through counternarratives-an unconscious representation of what the polity collectively fears in itself-propelling political elites to realign the state's policy with its identity. Focusing on Israel's decision to embark on negotiations leading to the 1993 agreement with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Sucharov sees this policy reversal as a reaction to the unease generated by two events in the 1980s-the war in Lebanon and the first Palestinian Intifada-that contradicted Israelis' perceptions of their state as a "defensive warrior." Her argument bridges the fields of conflict resolution, Middle East studies, and international relations. Book jacket
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The international self : psychoanalysis and the search for Israeli-Palestinian peace, Mira M. Sucharov, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-221) and index
Contents
  • Introduction -- Psychoanalysis and international relations -- The Israeli self -- The security ethic of the IDF -- Israel and the Lebanon war -- Israel and the intifada -- From dissonance to rightsizing: Israel's path to Oslo -- Conclusion
  • Introduction -- Psychoanalysis and international relations -- The Israeli self -- The security ethic of the IDF -- Israel and the Lebanon war -- Israel and the intifada -- From dissonance to rightsizing: Israel's path to Oslo -- Conclusion
  • Introduction -- Psychoanalysis and international relations -- The Israeli self -- The security ethic of the IDF -- Israel and the Lebanon war -- Israel and the intifada -- From dissonance to rightsizing: Israel's path to Oslo -- Conclusion
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000181684
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780791465059
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004020821
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000181684
Label
The international self : psychoanalysis and the search for Israeli-Palestinian peace, Mira M. Sucharov, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-221) and index
Contents
  • Introduction -- Psychoanalysis and international relations -- The Israeli self -- The security ethic of the IDF -- Israel and the Lebanon war -- Israel and the intifada -- From dissonance to rightsizing: Israel's path to Oslo -- Conclusion
  • Introduction -- Psychoanalysis and international relations -- The Israeli self -- The security ethic of the IDF -- Israel and the Lebanon war -- Israel and the intifada -- From dissonance to rightsizing: Israel's path to Oslo -- Conclusion
  • Introduction -- Psychoanalysis and international relations -- The Israeli self -- The security ethic of the IDF -- Israel and the Lebanon war -- Israel and the intifada -- From dissonance to rightsizing: Israel's path to Oslo -- Conclusion
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000181684
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780791465059
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004020821
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000181684

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