How policy entrepreneurs are moving Israel forward
The Jewish Advocate - 08/12/2016
Many of us tend to see Israel in terms of its unique attributes – perhaps as the legitimate homeland of the Jewish people or as the target of more than 70 United Nations resolutions. Yet in terms of the way that residents there handle intransigent bureaucracies and slow-to-change norms, Israel is no different from other advanced, industrial democracies facing both internal and external challenges.
Like most societies, partisan forces and polarization stymie Israel’s national government from making innovative or radical change. Despite such blocks, local movements and leaders in Israel can alter the society from below, attempting new approaches and trying out experiments beyond the reach of the central government.