Intellectuals in israeli druze society

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The direct involvement of intellectuals in the politics of the developing countries is an intuitively obvious phenomenon, well brought out in the writings of theorists concerned with political development in the 1960’s. 2 More recently, it is increasingly conspicuous that on the one hand the intellectuals seem to lose power to the military, and on the other the earlier hopes in regard to their modernizing activities have not materialized. The ruling elites of most Middle Eastern, African and Asian countries tend to be alliances of officers and bureaucrats, and the prevalence of the intellectuals at the highest echelons of governmental power in the stages preceding and succeeding independence 3 has drastically decreased. Apparently, the political capacity of the intellectuals has declined (at least vis-a-vis that of competing elites), or else it was seriously overestimated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPalestine and Israel in the 19th and 20th Centuries
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781135168148
ISBN (Print)9780714631219
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 1982 Frank Cass & Co. Ltd.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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