The Process of Israeli Decision Making: Mechanisms, Forces and Influences: صناعة القرار الإسرائيلي: الآليات والعناصر المؤثرة

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مركز الزيتونة للدراسات والاستشارات, Dec 16, 2018 - Political Science - 274 pages

 Al-Zaytouna Centre has published the second edition of The Process of Israeli Decision Making by Karim El-Gendy.

The 272-page book is an attempt to understand the Israeli decision-making process, and to bridge the literature gap by relating domestic factors with decision-making and foreign policy.

El-Gendy aims to discuss the Israeli decision making process from three different viewpoints.  The decision makers and the formal relationship between them, the structural forces and influences inherent in the decision making mechanism, and the external factors that influence the decision making process.

The author explains how elements and forces within the labyrinth of the Israeli society exert influence on the decision-making mechanism and on how foreign policy and national security decisions are made. He expands on a number of external forces, or forces external to the decision-making process that are powerful enough to influence it. El-Gendy discusses the influence of five forces; the military, the advisors, two religious groups, the relationship with the United States, and the relationship with the Jewish Diaspora.

This book attempts to take holistic approach to the decision-making process and avoid focusing its attention solely on decision-making in crisis situations.


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The Constitutional Mechanism 1529 First The Knesset 18 Second The Cabinet 21 Third The Relationship Between the Cabinet and the Knesset
The Foreign Ministry Staff 28 Chapter Two Forces and Processes Within the Political System 3169 First Coalition Politics 33 Second Parties Ideologi...
The Influence of the Military and Security
The Security Concern and the Military Doctrine 73 Second The Status of the Military and Security Establishment Within
The Role of Consultants and Think Tanks and
The Influence of the Haredim The NonZionist Ultra Orthodox
The Influence of the Religious National Movement
The Histadrut Labor Union
Background 181 Second Impact on Decision Making
Pragmatism vs Ideology 223 Second Strengths and Weaknesses

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