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Ben Herzog

considerations on the construction of the citizenship laws in Israel. I endeavor to illustrate the relationship between pragmatic calculations and ethical judgments as legislators deliberated on the formulation of the citizenship laws. Citizenship scholars

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Ian S. Lustick

-economic pressures were entirely secondary to political calculations. Both the settlers and their governmental allies were stunned by the Yamit evacuation, including Gush Emunim’s failure to stop it. They were forced by this defeat to conclude that it was no longer

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The End Point of Zionism

Ethnocentrism and the Temple Mount

Tomer Persico

is a divine commandment imposed on each and every one [of the Jews]. Not so the matter of the Temple Mount. This is of another order of calculations, with esoteric issues that we do not understand” ( H. Segal 1987: 232 ). This approach was the simple

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Kaloyan Haralampiev and Georgi Dimitrov

1 Spearman’s rank correlation coefficients between initial indicators and the total rank (in descending order) Indicator Spearman’s correlation Source: Our own calculation based on data taken from statistical factsheets for each

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Post-Conflict Dynamics in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Identities, Nationalization, and Missing Bodies

Katerina Seraïdari

the decision to keep one’s distance involve, to a certain degree, rational calculations of costs and benefits. However, the fact that violence inaugurates a period of limited choices must also be taken into account: “The wartime politics of identity

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From Jewish Sentiments to Rational Exhortations

Battle Missives in the Israel Defense Forces

Netta Galnoor

personal benefits ( Levy et al. 2010 ). Since the late 1990s, the IDF has become a market-controlled military, embracing management approaches that prioritize cost-effectiveness calculations ( Levy 2009b ). Israeli battle missives reveal how real

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Fighting Fire with Fire

Resistance to Transitional Justice in Bahrain

Ciara O’Loughlin

implications of doing so, her theory assumes that determining when justice has or has not been “hijacked” is a fairly straightforward calculation. Unlike resistance by spoilers and those critical of transitional justice as western imperialism, manipulation is

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First as Tragedy, Then as Teleology

The Politics/People Dichotomy in the Ethnography of Post-Yugoslav Nationalization

Stef Jansen

circumstances, “foot soldier” enactments represented the establishment of a nationalized polity as the key condition for one’s own existential fulfillment. Calculation by “ordinary people” surely played a role: with these retrospective narratives the Ljubićs and

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Military Violence in Its Own Right

The Microsocial Foundations of Physical Military Violence in Noncombat Situations

Nir Gazit and Eyal Ben-Ari

the second Palestinian Intifada (2000–2005) was based less on narrow calculations and institutionally specific norms than on identifiable political contingencies. James Ron (2000, 2003) does look at settings shaping the patterns and intensity of

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A Protracted Peacebuilding Process

Emile Badarin

overshadows the wider civil society (the “two” peoples who ought to live in peace) and allows power calculations, security representations, and market-like bargains to dominate methods of peacemaking. Although the peace process (supposedly) aims to establish