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Analyzes initiatives aimed at reforming the electoral and government systems of Israel in comparison to other established democracies. This book examines the success or failure of initiatives aimed at reforming regime structures in democracies, particularly their electoral and government systems. Through a comparative analysis of the several attempts at this type of reform in Israel over more than four decades, Gideon Rahat begins with the failed attempts at electoral reform in the 1970s and 1980s. He then analyzes Israel’s successful attempt at promoting government system reform from 1988 to 1992. Finally, he compares the Israeli cases to cases of electoral reform in New Zealand, Japan, and Italy in the 1990s. While the book focuses on the Israeli cases, it places Israel within a comparative framework and makes an important contribution to the debate concerning the politics behind regime structure reform.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Tables
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. p. xiii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. ONE Stability and Reform of the Regime Structures of Established Democracies
  2. pp. 7-44
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  1. PART ONE The Politics of Electoral Reform in Israel
  2. p. 45
  1. TWO The Electoral System, 1948–1969
  2. pp. 57-56
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  1. THREE The Politics of Electoral Reform, 1969–1977
  2. pp. 57-76
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  1. FOUR The Politics of Electoral Reform, 1984–1990
  2. pp. 77-110
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  1. PART TWO The Politics of Government System Reform in Israel, 1988–1992
  2. p. 111
  1. FIVE Long-Term Developments, Catalyzing Events, and the Reform Initiative
  2. pp. 113-146
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  1. SIX The Actors
  2. pp. 147-178
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  1. SEVEN The Stages of the Reform Process and Overcoming the Barriers
  2. pp. 179-212
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  1. PART THREE Reform of Regime Structures of Established Democracies in Historical and Cross-National Comparative Perspectives
  2. p. 213
  1. EIGHT The Israeli Case Studies in a Historical-Comparative Perspective
  2. pp. 215-230
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  1. NINE The Politics of Regime Structure Reform in Established Democracies
  2. pp. 231-262
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  1. Conclusions/Epilogue
  2. pp. 263-276
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 277-298
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 299-322
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  1. Author Index
  2. pp. 323-328
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  1. Subject Index
  2. pp. 329-340
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780791478806
Related ISBN
9780791473498
MARC Record
OCLC
212061586
Pages
354
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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