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ISRAEL IN DEPTH – Groundhog Election Day? Analyzing the Deep Trends of Israeli Politics


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This season of Israel In Depth is co-sponsored by TLV1's podcast "Tel Aviv Review" and the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies. This episode is co-hosted by Gilad Halpern and Prof. Dov Waxman.



Israel in Depth (Episode 16) –  Gideon Rahat, professor of political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, discusses the insights that emanate from The Elections in Israel 2019-2021, a book he co-edited with Prof. Michal Shamir. Is there any reason to believe that Israel’s fifth general election in two and a half years will be any different? 


About the Guest

Professor Gideon Rahat holds the Gersten Family Chair in Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has been studying Comparative politics and Israeli politics, focusing on the politics of reform, democratic institutions, political parties, candidate and leadership selection and political personalization. He the co-editor of the book series "The Elections in Israel since 2015," the most recent addition being his newest book The Elections in Israel 2019-2021. He has authored several books; the latest one, From Party Politics to Personalized Politics? Party Change and Political Personalization in Democracies, together with Ofer Kenig, was published in 2018 by Oxford University Press. His most recent editorial project (together with Reuven Hazan, Alan Dowty and Menachem Hofnung) is The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society (2021). His books and edited volumes also include The Promise and Challenge of Party Primary Elections: A Comparative Perspective (with William Cross, Ofer Kenig, Scott Pruysers, 2016); Democracy Within Parties: Candidate Selection Methods and their Political Consequences (with Reuven Hazan, 2010); The Politics of Regime Structure Reform in Democracies: Israel in Comparative and Theoretical Perspective (2008). In addition, he has published numerous articles in refereed academic journals, chapters in edited books, handbook and encyclopedia entries and more. He is also a senior fellow at the leading nonpartisan political think tank, the Israel Democracy Institute. As part of his work there he has published several monographs, policy and position papers. Heading a team of 10 researchers, he was the editor of the book Reforming Israel's Political System (2013, in Hebrew).


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