Political Polarization and Electoral Change in Israel

  • John J. McTague


In his recent book on one-party-dominant governments, T. J. Pempel lists four criteria for a party to be regarded as dominant within a given country. First, it must dominate numerically, in terms of seats in parliament and numbers of votes. Second, it must have the controlling bargaining position, i.e., no government can be formed without it. Third, the party must rule the government over a lengthy period of time. Fourth, it must dominate the governments that it forms by monopolizing the key positions such as prime minister, foreign minister, and defense minister.1


Prime Minister Grand Coalition Foreign Minister Peace Process Direct Election 
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