Local Communities and the Israeli Polity

Local Communities and the Israeli Polity : Conflict of Values and Interests

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This book represents the first systematic effort to analyze the role of local communities and regions in Israel's national politics. Traditionally portrayed as either elitist and highly centralized, or as pluralistic with very active interest groups, Israeli politics have seldom accounted for local and regional forces.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 285 pages
  • 151.1 x 228.9 x 16.8mm | 408.24g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791415627
  • 9780791415627

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This book represents the first systematic effort to analyze the role of local communities and regions in Israel's national politics. The authors demonstrate the growing importance of these communities in the politics of the country.
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Review quote

"With central governments fragmenting all over the world and ethnic groups competing for interests, the Israeli polity provides a dynamic illustration of social change. By refocusing the issues and arguing for 'spatial sectors' in future analysis, this book brings the best of geography, sociology, and political science to bear on the data." -- Henry Green, University of Miami
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About Efraim Ben-Zadok

Efraim Ben-Zadok is Associate Professor of Public Administration and Co-Director of the Florida-Israel Institute at Florida Atlantic University. He has published many journal articles and book chapters about local and regional issues in Israel.
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