Emanuele Ottolenghi

Emanuele Ottolenghi┬áis a junior research fellow in Israel studies at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, and at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. He wishes particularly to thank the Middle East Centre and the British Academy for the financial support that made possible the research upon which this essay is based.

October 2001, Volume 12, Issue 4

Why Direct Election Failed in Israel

Israel began directly electing its prime minister in 1992, only to abandon this change less than ten years later. What came between was a series of hard lessons in the unintended consequences or reform.