Local autonomy and immigration: Mayoral policy-making in peripheral towns in Israel

@article{Tzfadia2005LocalAA,
  title={Local autonomy and immigration: Mayoral policy-making in peripheral towns in Israel},
  author={Erez Tzfadia},
  journal={Space and Polity},
  year={2005},
  volume={9},
  pages={167 - 184}
}
  • Erez Tzfadia
  • Published 1 August 2005
  • Sociology
  • Space and Polity
Abstract The paper examines the discretionary powers of Israeli local mayors in small peripheral towns under conditions of changing patterns of decentralisation and attempts to ascertain the contribution of national ideology, social structure and financial constraints in understanding the limits to these powers. Research on immigration policy-making generally focuses on the role of the state and of its institutions. Recently, as part of an underlying trend towards greater decentralisation, a… 
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