Local Collaborative Governance: Creating Workplaces for Women in Minority Societies n Southern Israel

Rotem Bresler Gonen, Kassim Alsraiha

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Collaborative governance (CG) brings together representatives of all sectors for the purpose of reaching consensus-oriented decision making. We explore the reliance on local CG in minority society. As the closest tier of government to citizens, local government plays a crucial mediator role between citizens and the state. This is especially important in the case of minorities. In this chapter we focus on local attempts to increase women employment in the Southern Israeli Arab-Bedouin village of Hura. Given low socioeconomic conditions, we find that local authorities reliance on collaborative governance in minorities’ towns plays a crucial role in the attempts to mediate between stakeholders and exceed beyond the provision of basic tasks and responsibilities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaborative Governance
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Lessons from Israel
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783030458072
ISBN (Print)9783030458065
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • Bedouin
  • Collaborative governance
  • Local government
  • Minorities
  • Woman employment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

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