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Labor in Israel: Beyond Nationalism and Neoliberalism

Jonathan Preminger


This book analyzes worker organizing and union revitalization following the decline of neocorporatism, the transformation of industrial relations and the rise of neoliberalism. Given labor’s critical role in the Zionist state-building project, it also discusses organized labor’s relationship to the political community in light of Israel’s complex relations with the Palestinians. The book asserts that despite the weakening of trade unions and the Histadrut, undermined by political and economic elites, the fragmentation of labor representation has created opportunities for those previously exclu ... More

Keywords: labor, Israel, industrial relations, trade unions, Histadrut, union democracy, Palestinians, union revitalization, neocorporatism, neoliberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781501717123
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501717123.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Preminger, author
Cardiff University