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The Electoral System of Israel

Matthew S. Shugart.

in The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society

P ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Regional Political Studies; Political Institutions; Politics and Law. 8032 words.

The electoral system of Israel is an “extreme” example of proportional representation because of its use of a single nationwide district. This feature has been a constant since 1949, while...

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The Executive Branch in Israel

Ofer Kenig.

in The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society

P ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Regional Political Studies; Political Institutions; Politics and Law. 7555 words.

As in other parliamentary democracies, the Israeli government is dependent on the confidence of parliament. Israel is a country with a diverse society, divided by multidimensional political...

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The Judicial Branch in Israel

Menachem Hofnung and Mohammed S. Wattad.

in The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society

P ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Regional Political Studies; Politics and Law; Political Institutions. 5414 words.

The contemporary perception of Israel’s judiciary as an independent branch does not coincide with Israel’s first government’s perception after establishing the first Supreme Court. To a...

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The Judiciary in Nigeria Since 1999

Patrick Ukata.

in The Oxford Handbook of Nigerian Politics

October 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Regional Political Studies; Political Institutions; Politics and Law. 8292 words.

Since May 1999, the Nigerian judiciary has increasingly been called upon to play a more critical role in interpreting the constitution, ensuring the enforcement of the rule of law and the...

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The Legislative Branch in Israel

Chen Friedberg and Reuven Y. Hazan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society

P ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Regional Political Studies; Political Institutions; Politics and Law. 7061 words.

The Knesset is the legislative body of Israel, which has been a parliamentary, unitary democracy since its foundation. It is a unicameral parliament, elected through a proportional election...

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Parties and the Party System of Israel

Reuven Y. Hazan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Regional Political Studies; Political Institutions; Politics and Law. 6904 words.

Both the parties and the party system of Israel have undergone significant changes during the last seventy years. This chapter begins by delineating the transformation of the political...

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Political Reform in Israel

Gideon Rahat.

in The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Regional Political Studies; Political Institutions; Politics and Law. 5674 words.

Israel has experienced both failed and successful attempts to reform its democratic institutions in the seventy years since its founding. The most noteworthy failure has been in the...

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