"Watching and Waiting" and "Much Ado about Nothing"? Making Sense of the Israeli Response to the Arab Uprisings

  title={"Watching and Waiting" and "Much Ado about Nothing"? Making Sense of the Israeli Response to the Arab Uprisings},
  author={Martin Beck},
  journal={Palgrave Communications},
  • M. Beck
  • Published 1 November 2016
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Palgrave Communications
This article covers Israel’s response to the Arab uprisings. The analysis deals with the issue of both material and immaterial political actions of the Israeli political leadership. A theoretical approach based on “thin rationalism” — actors pursue strategies based on their preferences — encompassing orthodox and heterodox schools of thought of International Relations (Neo-Realism, Institutionalism, Liberalism and a Copenhagen School-inspired concept of international securitization) is… 

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