Nachmann Ben-Yehuda is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Theocratic Democracy is an excellent and deeply researched study of dissident religious subcultures, focusing on Israel's growing communities of ultra-Orthodox Jews. The book is hugely significant for understanding the future of the state of Israel, and of Judaism more generally. It also tells us much about the politics of religion and the nature of religious violence. This is a really impressive achievement. * Philip Jenkins, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Humanities, Pennsylvania State University *