Non-governability and lack of reform: politics and public administration in Israel

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The objective of this chapter is to provide a descriptive, developmental review of public administration in Israel, while focusing on both the formal and informal aspects of public administration politics. While the crucial need to reform the Israeli public administration was the focus of other committees, the state seems to have much difficulty improving its public administration. My findings show that combined with political centralization, the environment of non-governability (meaning the inability of decision-makers, politicians and bureaucrats to devise a long-term public policy and implement it effectively) is a major factor in the inability to enact public administration reform in Israel.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Handbook on the Politics of Public Administration
EditorsAndreas Lander, Fritz Sager
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781839109430
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameElgar Handbooks in Public Administration and Management


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