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dc.contributor.advisorLuskin, Robert C.en
dc.contributor.advisorHenry, Clement M., 1937-en
dc.creatorLowrance, Sherry Reneeen
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-28T21:52:29Zen
dc.date.available2008-08-28T21:52:29Zen
dc.date.issued2004en
dc.identifierb59041729en
dc.identifierb59041729en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/1239en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation explores system-challenging political behavior in Israel among the non-Jewish Israeli Palestinian minority. System-challenging behavior (SCB) includes protest action and protest intent, as well as participation in ìnational actionî days that commemorate important events in Palestinian history. Based on the protest literature, one would expect that the greater the grievances, the more system-challenging behavior one would find. However, I find that this grievance ñ SCB is conditioned by the kind of identity held. Using survey data from Israel, my study shows the importance of not only grievance but also identity to participation in SCB such as protest and national action. Individuals with an identity favorable to the state are less likely to engage in SCB even when they have a significant level of grievances. Thus, the effect of grievances is reduced by pro-state identities. For those who hold an anti-establishment identity, however, the impact of grievance is intensified. Thus the state can promote ethnic stability by cultivating identification with it, a difficult task in ethnically-based states such as Israel. The results of this study are relevant to the many multiethnic states in the world seeking to improve ethnic relations.
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject.lcshPalestinian Arabs--Israel--Political activityen
dc.subject.lcshPalestinian Arabs--Israel--Ethnic identityen
dc.subject.lcshProtest movements--Israelen
dc.titleEthnic identity, grievance and political behavior: being Palestinian in Israelen
dc.description.departmentGovernmenten
dc.identifier.oclc57622430en
dc.identifier.proqst3143303en
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentGovernmenten
thesis.degree.disciplineGovernmenten
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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