Policy implementation in Israel: The loss of governmental capacity

David Nachmias, Ori Arbel-Ganz*

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This article examines the governmental capacity and assesses the factors that prevent Israeli governments from achieving their specific goals. The case of the fuel and gas depot in Gelilot points to inherent structural difficulties in the implementation of policy in Israel. The theoretical framework makes use of three different conceptual approaches: policy networks, policy implementation, and a descriptive model that focus on intra-network dynamics. It was founded that different government agencies shaped policy that had been changed rapidly because lack of institutional stability and short ministerial term in office. These inherent changes turned the governmental capacity to a dead-end.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-699
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Israel
  • Policy implementation
  • Policy networks
  • Policy-making processes


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