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Nazarian Center publishes 6th issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel

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The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is pleased to announce the publication of the 6th issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel, our bi-annual publication. The Fall 2022 issue features an article by the Center's former Visiting Scholar Dr. Gayil Talshir from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, "Populism in Power: Is the Leader Bound by the People? 'Illegal Infiltrators' and Netanyahu's Rule."

 

UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, Dec 22, 2022 – The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center’s Fall 2022 issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel was published this week, featuring an essay by the Center's former Visiting Scholar Dr. Gayil Talshir from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, "Populism in Power: Is the Leader Bound by the People? “Illegal Infiltrators” and Netanyahu's Rule." The brief focuses on the phenomenon of "populism in power" through a case-study of Netanyahu’s policy-change regarding the illegal immigrants from Africa to Israel.

 

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About the Author

Dr. Gayil Talshir is a senior lecturer in political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Professor Talshir's research focuses on the crisis of legitimation of advanced democracies, party system change, political ideologies, and Israeli politics. She founded the Center for Top Government Officials and developed programs for newly elected mayors, civil servants and senior leaders of Israel's public sector. She is the author of several books, including Taking Ideology Seriously (Routledge, 2006), and editor of Governability or Democracy (Resling 2020, in Hebrew). Her new book Judocracy: the Netanyahu Era is forthcoming in 2022 (SUNY Press). Dr. Talshir received her Ph.D. from the University of Oxford. In Winter/Spring 2022, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies. 

 

Covering Israel’s society, politics, economy, and culture, Currents aims to disseminate scholarly expertise, cutting-edge research, and innovative analyses of Israel to a wide audience.