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Uniform Title Beḥirot be-Yiśraʼel, 2015. English
Title The elections in Israel 2015 / edited by Michal Shamir and Gideon Rahat
Published London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017


Description 1 online resource
Series Elections of Israel
Elections of Israel
Contents Chapter 1 Introduction / Michal Shamir -- part Part I The Party System: Comparative Institutional Perspectives -- chapter 2 The Decline of the Large Mainstream Parties -- chapter 3 Apples and Oranges: Putting Electoral Thresholds in Context -- part Part II Political Parties and Voters -- chapter 4 A Ruling Party versus a Party Aspiring to Leadership: Likud and Jewish Home in the 2015 Elections -- chapter 5 Joint but Excluded: The Joint List in the 2015 Elections -- chapter 6 Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union and Israeli Politics: at a Crossroads -- chapter 7 Taken Captive by the Collective Identity Cleavage: Left and Right in the 2015 Elections -- part Part III Political Communication -- chapter 8 Political Personalization Online: Parties and Politicians in the 2015 Elections -- chapter 9 Attitudes toward Media, Perceived Media Infl uence, and Changes in Voting Intentions in the 2015 Elections -- chapter 10 Surveys and Election Forecasts in a World of Social Media and Party Dealignment
Summary "The newest volume in the Elections in Israel series focuses on the twentieth Knesset elections held in March 2015 following the collapse of the third Netanyahu government. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main opposition party, the Zionist Camp, ran a negative personalized election campaign, assuming that Israelis had grown tired of him. Netanyahu, however, achieved a surprising and dramatic victory by enhancing and radicalizing the same identity politics strategies that helped him win in 1996. The Elections in Israel 2015 dissects these and other campaigns, from the perspective of the voters, the media and opinion polls, the political parties, and electoral competition. Several contributors delve into the Left and Arab fear mongering Likud campaign, which produced strategic identity voting. Other contributions analyze in-depth the Israeli party and electoral systems, highlighting the exceptional decline of the mainstream parties and the adoption of a higher electoral threshold. Providing a close analysis of electoral competition, legitimacy struggles, stability and change in the voting behavior of various groups, partisanship, personalization and political polarization, this volume is a crucial record of Israeli political history."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 6, 2017)
Subject Israel. Keneset -- Elections, 2015
Israel. Keneset.
Elections -- Israel
Democracy -- Israel
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Elections.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General.
Politics and government.
Israel -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Form Electronic book
Author Shamir, Michal, 1951- editor.
Rahaṭ, Gidʻon, editor.
Makhon ha-Yiśreʼeli le-demoḳraṭyah, issuing body
ISBN 9781351621083