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Bureaucratic Politics in Israel  

Sharon Gilad and Nissim Cohen

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Jul 2018
Studies of the Israeli public sector point to the vast influence of the Ministry of Finance (MOF) across multiple policy domains. This chapter combines bureaucratic politics research and ... More

Elections and Electoral Performance  

Nkwachukwu Orji

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Oct 2018
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Nov 2018
A crucial aspect of Nigeria’s political development involves imbibing, nurturing, and sustaining the political institutions and practices it inherited after its independence in 1960. ... More

The Electoral System of Israel  

Matthew S. Shugart

The electoral system of Israel is an “extreme” example of proportional representation because of its use of a single nationwide district. This feature has been a constant since 1949, while ... More

The Executive Branch in Israel  

Ofer Kenig

As in other parliamentary democracies, the Israeli government is dependent on the confidence of parliament. Israel is a country with a diverse society, divided by multidimensional ... More

Executive Dominance and Hyper-Presidentialism in Nigeria  

Yahaya Baba

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Oct 2018
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Nov 2018
The chapter examines the crises that triggered the collapse of the colonially imposed parliamentary system in Nigeria. The parochial nature of regional structures and the fragility of ... More

The Judicial Branch in Israel  

Menachem Hofnung and Mohammed S. Wattad

The contemporary perception of Israel’s judiciary as an independent branch does not coincide with Israel’s first government’s perception after establishing the first Supreme Court. To a ... More

The Legislative Branch in Israel  

Chen Friedberg and Reuven Y. Hazan

The Knesset is the legislative body of Israel, which has been a parliamentary, unitary democracy since its foundation. It is a unicameral parliament, elected through a proportional ... More

Legislative Development and Decadence in the Fourth Republic National Assembly  

Rotimi Suberu

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Oct 2018
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Nov 2018
The performance of the Nigerian National Assembly in the Fourth Republic has been profoundly ambivalent and contradictory. On one hand, the assembly has passed significant constitutional ... More

The Legislatures in the First and Second Republics  

Joseph Olayinka Fashagba

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Oct 2018
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Nov 2018
This study examines the Nigerian democratic experience and governance in the First and the Second Republics. The First Republic began in 1960 with a parliamentary constitution bequeathed ... More

Parties and the Party System of Israel  

Reuven Y. Hazan

Both the parties and the party system of Israel have undergone significant changes during the last seventy years. This chapter begins by delineating the transformation of the political ... More

The People’s Democratic Party: From the 1999 Transition to the 2015 Turnover  

Adigun Agbaje, Adeolu Akande, and Jide Ojo

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Oct 2018
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Nov 2018
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the dominant party in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic since inauguration of the Republic in 1999, found itself out of power and in opposition following its ... More

Political Reform in Israel  

Gideon Rahat

Israel has experienced both failed and successful attempts to reform its democratic institutions in the seventy years since its founding. The most noteworthy failure has been in the ... More

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