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Author Barnett, Michael N., 1960-

Title Confronting the costs of war : military power, state, and society in Egypt and Israel / Michael N. Barnett
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1992]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 378 pages)
Contents War Preparation and State Power -- The Framework -- Preferences and Constraints -- State Strategies for War Preparation -- The Conservation and Transformation of State Power -- An Excursion on State Power -- Egypt and Israel in Historical Perspective -- Egypt -- Israel -- Explaining Egyptian War Preparation Strategies -- Consolidation and Intent, 1952-1956 -- From the Suez War to the 1967 War -- Defeat, Consolidation, and Redemption, 1967-1973 -- From Victory to Self-Defeat, 1973-1977 -- Explaining Israeli War Preparation Strategies -- Mobilization and Integration, 1948-1956 -- In the Eye of the Hurricane, 1957-1967 -- Life during Wartime, 1967-1977 -- War and the Transformation of State Power -- Egyptian War Preparation Strategies and State Power -- Israeli War Preparation Strategies and State Power -- Egypt and Israel in Comparative and Theoretical Perspective -- The Construction of the Government's War Preparation Strategies -- War Preparation and State Power -- Jewish Investment and Capital Inflow, 1932-1939 -- National and Public versus Private Jewish Capital Flow to Palestine, 1918-1937 -- Summary of Fiscal Operations, 1962/63-1978 -- Soviet-Egyptian Military Aid Accounts -- Arab Financial Assistance to Egypt, 1973-1976 -- Capital Imports to Israel, 1950-1967 -- Share of Capital Imports in Total Resources and Gross Investments, 1950-1967 -- Investments by Branch in the Economy, 1950-1967 -- Gross Investment in Fixed Assets, by Investing Sector, 1952-1966 -- Capital Imports to Israel, 1967-1977
Summary 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? In looking at these questions, Michael Barnett develops a novel 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. Confronting the Costs of War 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. Before 1967 the governments' strategies led to the expansion of state control over society. But contrary to the prevailing wisdom that war and war preparation will generally strengthen the state, the increased security pressures after 1967 were central to the decline of state power in both countries. After that year, Israeli and Egyptian officials ventured on a path that bolstered the state's military preparedness, but at the cost of its control over society and economy
Analysis Defence (Military strategy) Policies Of Governments
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-368) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Civil-military relations -- Egypt -- History -- 20th century.
Civil-military relations -- Israel -- History -- 20th century.
Civil-military relations.
Egypt -- Military policy.
Egypt -- Politics and government -- 1952-1970.
Israel -- Military policy.
Israel -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 91032121
ISBN 1400810906
1400820707 (electronic bk.)
9781400820702 (electronic bk.)