Local Government in Israel

Overview

This study offers the first comprehensive analysis of governmental structure and authority in Israel. Well known as a centralized state, Israel traces the roots of this conception of authority to the political culture the Jewish people have carried with them since the beginning of their history and the European concepts of state sovereignty drawn from Israel's founders. It shares with other new societies a conception of government as a contractual or covenantal relationship among individuals and groups. In recent...
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Overview

This study offers the first comprehensive analysis of governmental structure and authority in Israel. Well known as a centralized state, Israel traces the roots of this conception of authority to the political culture the Jewish people have carried with them since the beginning of their history and the European concepts of state sovereignty drawn from Israel's founders. It shares with other new societies a conception of government as a contractual or covenantal relationship among individuals and groups. In recent times, internal problems such as the shock surrounding the Yom Kippur War of 1973 have weakened old norms and lessened the general degree of trust in the state's institutions. "Local Government in Israel" provides a detailed analysis of the foundations of local government in Israel and the recent restructuring that has led to greater autonomy of local governments.
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Journal Of International Affairs
This is an interesting book for those who teach or research into local government; finance, the division of powers between central and local bodies, and the growing problems of urban living are dealt with in some detail. However, it may also be of interest to those readers who are concerned with the problems of newly emergent nations.
Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal Of Jewish Studies
...offers a comprehensive analysis of governmental structure and authority in Israel.
Publius
This book contains valuable details and analyses that are not available elsewhere.
Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal Of Jewish Studies
...offers a comprehensive analysis of governmental structure and authority in Israel.
Journal of International Affairs
This is an interesting book for those who teach or research into local government; finance, the division of powers between central and local bodies, and the growing problems of urban living are dealt with in some detail. However, it may also be of interest to those readers who are concerned with the problems of newly emergent nations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819169402
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 5/23/1988
  • Pages: 460
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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