This summer Political Science Professor Nadav Shelef is publishing a book Evolving Nationalism: Homeland, Religion and Identity in Israel (Cornell University Press, 2010) in August.
The book examines how the idea of Israel as a nation-state has developed within Zionist and Israeli discourse over the past eight decades.
Shelef focuses on three key questions that the main nationalist movements have answered from 1925-2005: Where is the “Land of Israel?” Who ought to be Israeli? What should the Zionist national mission be?
Shelef teaches and studies nationalism, religion and politics, Israeli politics and society, and middle east politics.