National Versus Sub-National Planning in Israel
After thirty years of statehood there is still no national planning in Israel, although no significant changes have occurred in variables that could be regarded as conducive to its development. Compared with some Western countries where national planning and state control are viewed with suspicion, in Israel there is no such ideological rejection, but rather a favorable attitude toward determining social goals in some sort of an order or priorities. Furthermore, Israel has maintained a high degree of central government intervention in many aspects of social life, including a firm control over national resources. The state plays an important part both in safeguarding law and order, and in shaping the society and its main patterns of behavior.
KeywordsPolitical Elite National Planning Comprehensive Planning Partial Planning Israeli Experience
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