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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.

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.

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.

Barriers to Arab Participation in Planning Institutions and in shaping the Public Space
Khamaisi R. Barriers to Arab Participation in Planning Institutions and in shaping the Public Space. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2010.Abstract

This study examines the under representation and exclusion of Arabs from planning and planning institutions in Israel. It reviews the internal and external barriers to the Arab population's involvement and to the Arab planners' degree of participation in planning processes. The study highlights the systematic institutional failure to fulfill its obligation to include a representation of Arabs in these institutions and its impact on the relationship between the state and the Arab public.

National, District and Metropolitan Planning in Israel: a Collection in Memory of Pro. Arie Shachar
Razin E ed. National, District and Metropolitan Planning in Israel: a Collection in Memory of Pro. Arie Shachar. (Razin E). Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2010.Abstract

This volume of papers addresses national, district and metropolitan planning perspectives. Among them are the new generation of national and district planning issues and a return to comprehensive national planning. Some focus on a vision for long-term planning, Tel Aviv's empowerment and internalizing concepts of sustainable development as well as on combining between institutionalized operations and public and academic discourse. Others address dilemmas of metropolitan regeneration, strategies to strengthen Jerusalem and the late Professor Arie Shachar's unique contribution to urban geography, planning and mapping.

Planning and Politics in Jerusalem
Auerbach G, Sharkansky I. Planning and Politics in Jerusalem. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2010.Abstract

This publication focuses on the transformation in municipal planning arena in the last three decades, led by the growth in the number of players taking part in the process and the plethora of activities, interests and values. These changes, in a complex arena such as the city of Jerusalem, impact on the planning process and its output: the protraction of the process and an increasing disparity between planning and its implementation.

Urban Creativity: Effective Management and Democratic Openness
Aizencang-Kane P. Urban Creativity: Effective Management and Democratic Openness. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2010.Abstract

Urban creativity is currently the focus of theoretical and practical research and can contribute to the understanding of local government modus operandi and in particular to its effective management. The study focuses on Shoham and Holon, both defined by the Ministry of the Interior as successful municipalities. It examines the creativity of the municipality distinguishing between effective management, which emphasizes internal processes within the municipality, and democratic openness, which emphasizes the interaction between the municipality and the environment as well as increasing local capital resources.

In Foreign Fields: Interaction Patterns between Israelis and Palestinians in Mixed Commercial Zones in Jerusalem
Shtern M. In Foreign Fields: Interaction Patterns between Israelis and Palestinians in Mixed Commercial Zones in Jerusalem. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2010.Abstract

This research examines how and why both Israelis and Palestinians cross borders into alien territory, and the way in which each of the groups confronts the "invasion" of its rival into its home territory.

Its main findings show that the more mutually inclusive territorial identity a place has the more positive an interactional pattern will occur in it, and vise-versa.

Science, Policy and Uncertainty: The Role of Scientists in Shaping Environmental Policy in Israel
Gidron T, Fischhendler I. Science, Policy and Uncertainty: The Role of Scientists in Shaping Environmental Policy in Israel. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2010.Abstract

This study attempts to characterize the impact of scientists on shaping environmental policy in Israel and when, and in what way does the use of scientific rationale lead to maximizing the successful promotion of a desired policy? This is a particularly significant question in Israel, where the issue has not as yet gained wide public acknowledgement.

Israel's Corporatization of Water Supply and Sewerage Services: An Unresolved Reform
Ben-Elia N. Israel's Corporatization of Water Supply and Sewerage Services: An Unresolved Reform. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2009.Abstract

The municipal water system reform in Israel has long passed the point of no return, both from the perspective of the volume of population and its single-directional legal approach. However, this outcome hardly heralds the reform's conclusion. Completing the municipal corporatization is only one aspect of the reform and does not secure its success by standards of its own initial principles and goals. Analyzing the policy process of corporatization on a national level uncovers fundamental phenomena which may impede, without possibility of redress, the reform's stated goals, the public interest and the interests of consumers. In the face of this disturbing possibility this research attempts to reevaluate the corporatization reform and its possible impacts.

Recovery of Poor Preforming Municipalities in Israel: A Comparative Perspective in Light of the British Experience
Beeri I. Recovery of Poor Preforming Municipalities in Israel: A Comparative Perspective in Light of the British Experience. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2009.Abstract

This study examines the policy concept of addressing poor-performing municipalities in Israel as reflected by the new Municipalities Bill-2007, and compares legislation and experience in this field in other countries, most particularly in Britain. The central dilemma which the study addresses is the paucity of the Municipalities Bill and its questionable ability to accelerate recovery processes in local government under crisis. The Bill reflects the governing perception in the country on addressing poor-performing localities, which is rigid, limited and based on an economic paradigm. This, despite the experience of other western countries, which includes policy, legislation and wide accommodating measures to challenge the under-performance of public organizations.

Independence and Entrepreneurship Among Arab Muslim Rural and Bedouin Women in Israel
Kark R, Galilee E, Feuerstein T. Independence and Entrepreneurship Among Arab Muslim Rural and Bedouin Women in Israel. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2009.Abstract

This study attempts to evaluate the degree of independence and entrepreneurship among a group of Arab Muslim women, rural and Bedouin, and their own viewpoints on issues relating to independence, entrepreneurship, economic involvement and their social and legal status against a background of a changing global economy.

A Local Leader: A Mechanism of Change in the Periphery Yeruham: 1983-2006
Dahan Y. A Local Leader: A Mechanism of Change in the Periphery Yeruham: 1983-2006. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2009.Abstract

This study compares between two regional leaders of the peripheral town of Yeruham over three decades. Its findings show that leaders who operated under similar economic, geographical and cultural conditions, embodied very diverse types of leadership. The comparison manifested various perspectives and channels of influence: the community vision, the socio-political concept, funding strategies and most particularly the style and modus operandi with both the local population and the national concentrations of power. Factors associated with the character and image of the leader impacted directly on local development and on the quality of services as well as on shifts in the political culture of Yeruham's residents.

Land Development Processes in Israel in the Privatization Era: Viewed Through the Lens of the Nissim Comission Deliberation
Ash T. Land Development Processes in Israel in the Privatization Era: Viewed Through the Lens of the Nissim Comission Deliberation. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2009.Abstract

This study examines the deliberations of the Nissim Commission as a window to understanding the trends and the development processes over a given period – 1995-2001. The study focuses on the development processes, their leading protagonists, the central motives guiding them and the development mechanism of agricultural land and open spaces in Israel. The analysis relates to the process itself and not to its outcome and proposes, among others, the prospects of forecasting the development process and expected trends.