Confronting the Costs of War: Military Power, State, and Society in Egypt and Israel

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992. First edition. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. xiii, 378 p. Tables. Notes. Bibliography. Index. What determines the strategies by which a state mobilizes resources for war? And does war preparation strengthen or weaken the state in relation to society? By exploring these questions, Michael Barnett develops a theoretical framework that traces the connection between war preparation and changes in state-society relations, and applies that framework to Egypt from 1952 to 1977 and Israel from 1948 through 1977. The study addresses major issues in international relations, comparative politics and Middle Eastern studies. The author argues that Egyptian and Israeli war preparation strategies were a function of systemic, state and societal variables, and that leaders in each state attempted to balance the demands imposed by international conflict with their domestic economic and political objectives. Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. Previous owner's embossed seal on fep. Minor edge soiling. DJ has slight wear and soiling.

Keywords: Ben-Gurion, Arms Production, Conscription, Haganah, Mohammed Heikel, Histadrut, Infitah, Free Officers, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Mapai, Palestine, Anwar al-Sadat, Six-Day War, War of Attrition, War Preparations, Yemen War, Yishuv, Yom Kippur War, Zionism

ISBN: 9780691078830

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