In this article, I present an analysis of the conditions that led to the success of an NGO coalition to challenge and bring about the suspension of a workfare program in Israel. I compare the Israeli contention against workfare with similar mobilizations that took place in France and Germany, in order to identify conditions that may enhance challenges to the politics of conditionality. I argue that the success of collective action against a workfare programme in Israel was precipitated by the formation of a loose coalition of civil society organizations which succeeded in seizing opportunities, gaining access to institutionalized political systems, and mobilizing allies from the ranks of political elites. Moreover, I demonstrate these opportunities' fluidity, such that the loss of certain allies engendered the workfare programme's rebirth. The article concludes by outlining lessons that can be learned from this case.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy|
|State||Published - 1 Mar 2021|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Sociology and Political Science