Questioning “ Ethnic Democracy ” : A Response to Sammy Smooha

  title={Questioning “ Ethnic Democracy ” : A Response to Sammy Smooha},
  author={Nadim N. Rouhana and Oren Yiftachel},
IN THIS ESSAY WE PRESENT a critique of the “ethnic democracy” model, formulated by political sociologist Sammy Smooha to account for Israel’s political structure. During the last two decades, Smooha’s voluminous work on ethnic politics in Israel has gained a central position among social scientists in Israel and beyond. His conceptual and empirical explorations of the country’s ethnic relations have laid important and insightful foundations for Israeli critical research by thoroughly… CONTINUE READING

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