Publications

2018
Creative Urban Squatting in Israel and its Shift towards Institutionalized Activity in Disused Spaces
Abraham R, Rosen G. Creative Urban Squatting in Israel and its Shift towards Institutionalized Activity in Disused Spaces.; 2018.PDF icon abraham_rosen.pdf
Municipal-Private Partnerships in Israel Remunicipalization or Maturation
Razin E, Hazan A, Elron O. Municipal-Private Partnerships in Israel Remunicipalization or Maturation.; 2018.PDF icon razin_elron_hazan.pdf
The Tragedy of Residential Collectively Owned Open Spaces
Lichtenbaum SL, Rosen G. The Tragedy of Residential Collectively Owned Open Spaces. 2018.PDF icon rosen_lichtenbaum.pdf
Place Attachment In Diffrerent Neighborhoods In One City
Shenhav E, Razin E. Place Attachment In Diffrerent Neighborhoods In One City. 2018.Abstract
Qualities of place attachment influence the lives of individuals, their neighborhoods and
cities. Our study examined place attachment at the neighborhood and city scales in Tel
AvivJaffa. It is based on 22 interviews in five neighborhoods with diverse social backgrounds
and an analysis of 4 Facebook neighborhood groups as a virtual space for expressions
of place attachment. The study shows that despite globalization, the neighborhood
and the city remain significant for people. Poorer neighborhoods are objects of emotional
attachment that form place identity, whereas affluent neighborhoods are objects of functional
attachment leading to place dependence (local trust). Unique local narratives can
create, however, place dependence in disadvantaged neighborhoods and place identity in
affluent ones. Concerns of exclusion and displacement can lead to a loss of local trust, not
necessarily because of in-migration of edge-groups, but because of the "threat of the rich"
that leads to an identity loss in both disadvantaged and affluent neighborhoods. At the city
scale, the unanimous responses in all neighborhoods reflected a high level of attachment,
linked to “the Tel Aviv ethos”. Conclusions of the Facebook analysis confirmed the findings
that emerged from the personal interviews.
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2015
Local Democracy in Israel: Decentralization, Localism, Participation and Local Politics
Beeri I, Razin E ed. Local Democracy in Israel: Decentralization, Localism, Participation and Local Politics. (Beeri I, Razin E). Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2015.Abstract

The democratic function of local authorities is often disregarded in the public discourse on local government and needed municipal reforms. This deficiency characterizes countries, including Israel, in which local government is not perceived as a cornerstone of national identity. Local democracy has three major functions: representation, consolidation of democratic values and pluralism. This book focuses on the democratic objective of local government in Israel. Its twenty-two chapters review key trends in local democracy and discuss its position in the public and political systems, in civil participation, management of civic life at the local level and local government elections. Four features of local democracy in Israel revealed in the chapters of the book are: distinction, centralization along with neglect, fragility and exploitation, and suspicion and protest. The challenges facing local democracy in Israel are manifested in several courses of action: from below – awakening of the local civil society; from within – adoption of new public management principles by elected politicians and bureaucrats in local government; from above – genuine decentralization of powers by the central state; and from outside – direct interaction with states and international movements, organizations and corporations.

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Women legislative representation and municipal spending: Do women affect education and welfare spending?
Steklov O, Reingewertz Y. Women legislative representation and municipal spending: Do women affect education and welfare spending?. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2015.PDF icon steklov_reingewertz_women_legislative_representation_and_municipal_spending.pdf
2014
A “Kosher” Degree: Academic Studies in the Haredi Sector
Malach G. A “Kosher” Degree: Academic Studies in the Haredi Sector. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2014.
2011
Beer Sheva: Economic Development and Political Culture
Dahan Y. Beer Sheva: Economic Development and Political Culture. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2011.Abstract

Over the last sixty years the government of Israel has earmarked many resources for what it defined as "developing the Negev", projected to reduce the disparities between the center of Israel and its periphery.  It appears that this goal was never achieved and disparities have widened rather than diminished. This failure requires a renewed examination of the rationale behind current policy plans.

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Jerusalem as an Internal Migration Destination for Israeli-Palestinian Families
Masry-Herzalla A, Razin E, Choshen M. Jerusalem as an Internal Migration Destination for Israeli-Palestinian Families. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2011.Abstract

This study analyzes the migration of Israeli-Palestinians from the north of Israel and the Triangle to Jerusalem and highlights possible transformations in their internal migration patterns and their integration into Israeli economy and society.  Its main conjecture focuses on their status as a middle-man minority between Israeli private and public institutions and the East-Jerusalem population. This unique employment opportunity in the Jerusalem labor market is the city’s growing major attraction as a migration destination for the Israeli-Palestinian population.

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Municipal Amalgamations and their Fiscal Impacts: Evidence from the 2003 Amalgamation Reform
Reingewertz Y. Municipal Amalgamations and their Fiscal Impacts: Evidence from the 2003 Amalgamation Reform. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2011.PDF icon reingewertz_municipal_amalgamations.pdf
The Arab Minority and Police Relations: Rising Arab Intra-communal and Criminal Violence and the Crisis of Citizenship
El-Taji Daghash M. The Arab Minority and Police Relations: Rising Arab Intra-communal and Criminal Violence and the Crisis of Citizenship. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2011.Abstract

This study provides a qualitative analysis of the strained relationship between the police and the Arab community in Israel and an attempt to better understand the reasons for the lack of effective policing in the Arab community. The paper aims to  broaden the scope of analysis by removing the focus from the state as a unitary  causal factor and by viewing the relationship between the Israeli state and the Arab society as mutually transformative, reciprocal and interconnected.

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Spatial Allocation Policy of Medical Resources
Greenberg C. Spatial Allocation Policy of Medical Resources. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2011.Abstract

The Ministry of Health in Israel, as the sole body responsible for the equitable and efficient distribution of health services, is also the sole regulator over the health systems and the allocation of funds to them. This study examines whether the aspiration for equitable health services does indeed materialize. Using spatial analytical tools a comparison was made between the distribution of mammography and tomography (CT) institutions in various scenarios and the current existing distribution.

Its findings indicate that there is a disparity between the health policy and regulations and the current situation. These findings reinforce the need for and significance of clarifying the policy, and strengthening the ties between the various operating systems.

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