This study examines the development of capitalism in Israel. Taking a different view from the traditional modernization perspective, Ben-Porat argues that since 1948--when Israel became a state--the process of forming a capitalist society has underlain all other major processes. To explain capitalism in Israel, a perspective is needed that treats the problems of implanting capitalism in post-colonial states. Problems include the undeveloped class structure; the inability of the bourgeoisie to fulfill its capitalist role; the continuing post-colonial dependency on state support; and, most importantly, the central role of the state in enhancing, but also regulating, capitalism.

  • ISBN13: 9780313281495
  • Publisher: Greenwood
  • Pubilcation Year: 1993
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00224
SeriesGreenwood Educators' Reference Collection,
Series Volume Number147
Publication DateAugust 30, 1993

The State and Capitalism in Israel

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