As the election campaign in israel
is winding down, it has once again become apparent how fragmented the party system has become, and that personality driven politics remains the cornerstone of present campaigning; needless to say that this poses challenges for the integrity of the democratic process, such as questions of accountability.
who is a faculty member at the Political Sciences Department of the
in Jerusalem and Director of the Political Reform Program at the
gives us his take on what led to these trends shaping and, perhaps, undermining the democratic process. In this
he weighs various remedies which he believes can help restore accountability and renew faith in the political process at large. He also conceptualizes electoral reform as a means by which to enhance political representation.
If you want to explore his arguments in more depth, I highly recommend
which he wrote together with his colleague
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