Policy Analysis in Israel

Edited by Gila Menahem and Amos Zehavi

Policy Analysis in Israel

Edited by Gila Menahem and Amos Zehavi

Distributed for Bristol University Press

320 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2016
Cloth $156.00 ISBN: 9781447308041 Published April 2016 For sale in North and South America only
This new volume in the International Library of Policy Analysis series offers a unique look at policy analysis in Israel. Arguing that Israel’s status as a developed country that faces major security issues while grappling with frequent demographic changes causes exceptional challenges, the book offers an in-depth exploration of both the history and the current state of policy analysis in the nation. At the same time that the contributors, all well-respected and experienced Israeli scholars, emphasize Israel’s distinctive character, they nonetheless show how researchers can draw important lessons from its experience for other countries around the world.
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Notes on the contributors

Foreword: Lessons from Israel’s experience 
Yehezkel Dror

Introduction: Policy Analysis in Israel: A Late Developer’s Story 
Amos Zehavi and Gila Menahem

Part One: The Styles and Methods of Public Policy Analysis in Israel
1. Policy Analysis under Intense Pressures 
Ira Sharkansky

2. Policy Analysis Evolution in Israel: Building Administrative Capabilities 
Jennifer Oser and Itzhak Galnoor

Part Two: Policy Analysis by the Executive and the Legislature
3. Policy Analysis in the Central Government: Latest development and challenges ahead 
Gal Alon

4. Local Government and the Challenge of Policy Analysis 
Nahum Ben-Elia

5. Policy Analysis and the Legislature 
Shirley Avrami

6. The Making of Disability Policy in Israel: Ad- hoc Advisory Expert Panels 
Arie Rimmerman and Michal Soffer

Part Three: Policy Analysis in Specific Government Units
7. Policy Analysis in the Treasury: How does the Israeli Ministry of Finance Arrive at a Policy Decision?
Momi Dahan

8. Policy Analysis in the Bank of Israel 
Kranit Flug

Part four: Policy Analysis from the Outside
9. Insiders Within? The Third Sector and Policy Analysis in Israel 
Hagai Katz

10. Policy Analysis Education in Graduate Programs in Israel 
Iris Geva May and Anat Gofen

Review Quotes
Beryl Radin, Georgetown University
“This fascinating book pushes past viewing Israeli developments in terms of headlines, turbulence, and shifting borders, addressing the lack of attention to the policy practices that have emerged in a relatively young nation that has borrowed structures and practices from multiple settings.”
B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh and president of the International Public Policy Association
“The community of scholars in Israel working on policy analysis has made numerous contributions to the field, especially in understanding how to make policy in conditions of risk. This volume provides an interesting and insightful analysis of those contributions.”
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