The primarily political functions of the left-right continuum

Asher Arian, Michal Shamir

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The concepts of left and right-or liberal and conservative in their American versions-are common terms in politics, in political discourse, and in political analysis. Their meaning, however, is multifaceted at best, elusive at worst, and-over time and across polities-quite divergent.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolitics and Society in Israel
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781351498401
ISBN (Print)087855369X, 9780878559695
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 1985 by Israel Sociological Society.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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