2011

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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