2008

2008
Jerusalem as an Internal Migration Destination for Palestinian-Israeli Single Women
Masry-Herzalla A. Jerusalem as an Internal Migration Destination for Palestinian-Israeli Single Women. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2008.Abstract

This study focuses on the migration to Jerusalem by young Palestinian-Israeli women from Arab localities in Israel and on their eventual choice to settle in the city rather than return to their native localities. The study examines the considerations that determine their initial decision to migrate to Jerusalem, usually for the purpose of studies or employment. The characteristics of these young women are examined, as are those unique characteristics of Jerusalem as a migration-absorbing city. Their choice to reside in neighborhoods within Jerusalem and shifts in their socio-economic status resulting from the move are also explored.

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Linking Jerusalem to the Global Economy of Higher Education
Gonen A. Linking Jerusalem to the Global Economy of Higher Education. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2008.Abstract

The idea to position Jerusalem as a center of educational services in the global economy is the main thrust of this policy paper. It is founded on the city’s own past achievement in higher education and on its future potential. Educational services around the world have increasingly become more “globalized” and students move across boundaries and often great distances in order to get the right kind of service in terms of quality and price.

With increased globalization the English language has assumed become the main language of instruction. Its predominant role in exporting educational services has spurred universities to offer teaching services in English to overseas students and thus avail them of this growing global market. In order to realize its potential for exporting higher educational services Jerusalem must do the same.

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Personal Liability in Local Government in Israel: Unlawful Expenditures and Repay
Hazan A, Razin E, Sarig E, Bustin D. Personal Liability in Local Government in Israel: Unlawful Expenditures and Repay. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2008.Abstract

In recent years personal liability in local government has become a major issue in central-local government relations as well as in the public discourse. Its main thrust is a focus on ingraining norms of good governance in the public sector in general and in local government in particular. This publication serves as a foundation for an academic discussion on the issue.

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Disparities in Local Property Tax trends and an International Perspective
Horn R. Disparities in Local Property Tax trends and an International Perspective. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2008.Abstract

This study examines the distribution of the local property tax (Arnona) burden in Israel by analyzing the household expenditure surveys for the years 1997-2005. A new analytical approach reveals the advantages and flaws of the current taxation system in order to propose improving measures of the existing mechanism.

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Public Participation in Cultural Issues: The Perspective of Decision-Makers - The Case of Ashdod
Dror M. Public Participation in Cultural Issues: The Perspective of Decision-Makers - The Case of Ashdod. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2008.Abstract

This study examines the perspectives of decision-makers in the city of Ashdod concerning public participation in cultural issues, against the background of various active models of participatory democracy in Israel and overseas. Activating a model of participatory democracy significantly enhances the involvement of citizens in the democratic process, to their own advantage. It is important to create a mechanism that will enable citizens to realize their needs and desires by applying their capacity to influence or take part in decision-making processes.

The choice of Ashdod, the fifth largest city in Israel, is not arbitrary in light of the numerous waves of migration which form its residential fabric and generate contrasting cultural needs.

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