Split Corporatism in Israel

By Lev Luis Grinberg

Series: SUNY series in Israeli Studies
Paperback : 9780791407066, 202 pages, September 1991
Hardcover : 9780791407059, 202 pages, September 1991

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Table of contents



1. Corporatism and Dualism

2. Historical Background

3. The State's Failure to Create Homogenic Corporatism

4. The Dynamics of Split Corporatism: Government versus Private Sector Corporatism

5. The Legitimation of the Histadrut Leadership

6. Disinflation and the Problem of State Autonomy


Appendix of Sources






This books examines the structural constraints and dynamic processes of Israel's political economy by a unique combination of neo-corporatist and dual market approaches. Grinberg demonstrates that this combination of theories provides a better framework for the analysis of the last decade of political and economic crises in Israel.

The author focuses on the Israeli workers' organization, the Histadrut, its historical development and structure, and its relations with workers, employers, the Labor party, and the state on both economic and political levels. By examining the unique structure of the Histadrut, the author explains the most distinctive feature of contemporary corporatism in Israel, namely the contrast between the business and public sectors.

Lev Luis Grinberg is Professor in the Department of Sociology at Tel Aviv University.


"The topics of corporatism and dualism in labor markets are important to the understanding of the operation of contemporary societies, not only with respect to industrial relations, but also regarding the issue of coordination of economic policies at the national level. " — Avner Ben-Ner, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities