This book looks at the theoretical issue of how a democracy can defend itself from those wishing to subvert or destroy it without being required to take measures that would impinge upon the basic principles of the democratic idea. It links social and institutional perspectives to the study, and includes a case study of the Israeli response to Jewish extremism and violence, which tests the theoretical framework outlined in the first chapter. There is an extensive diachronic scrutiny of the state's response to extremist political parties, violent organizations and the infrastructure of extremism and intolerance within Israeli society. The book emphasises the dynamics of the response and the factors that encourage or discourage the shift from less democratic and more democratic models of response.
strategically applied by policy actors within the municipal organization and, thus, how they affect policy outcomes.
Some commenters have suggested that my application of analytical concepts derived from classical anthropology about “traditional” societies to modern-day municipal policy development may seem irrelevant or even provocative. Surely, analytical frameworks such as Bailey's ( 1969 ) non-mathematical game theory, which was inspired by such violentorganizations as the criminals in the American Cosa Nostra and exotic political systems such as the
[is] the guarantee of freedom for all. … let us restore
order. Let unity return to the old New Granada [Colombia], today
fragmented into de facto republics of violentorganizations.
Santander conceived peace, and the harmony … as being
under the exclusive sovereignty of the law. … He honored
the law with his obedience to authority. (Ibid