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Beyond the Nation-State: The Zionist Political Imagination from Pinsker to Ben-Gurion

Dmitry Shumsky


The Jewish nation-state has often been thought of as Zionism's end goal. This bracing history of the idea of the Jewish state in modern Zionism, from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century until the establishment of the state of Israel, challenges this deeply rooted assumption. In doing so, the book complicates the narrative of the Zionist quest for full sovereignty, provocatively showing how and why the leaders of the pre-state Zionist movement imagined, articulated, and promoted theories of self-determination in Palestine either as part of a multinational Ottoman state (1882–1917), or ... More

Keywords: Jewish nation-state, Zionism, Jewish state, Zionist quest, sovereignty, Palestine, Ottoman state, multinational democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780300230130
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300230130.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dmitry Shumsky, author
The Hebrew University