The Development of Social Policy Research in Israel

John Gal & Roni Holler (2014) The development of social policy research in Israel, Israel Affairs, 20:4, 452-469, DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2014.955652

43 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2018

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John Gal

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Paul Baerwald School of Social Work

Roni Holler

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Paul Baerwald School of Social Work

Date Written: August 14, 2018

Abstract

The study of social policy in Israel has undergone major changes both since its initial steps during the 1950s and since the early 1970s, a period in which the first significant efforts to institutionalize it as an academic field took place. Based on a theoretical perspective that regards the scientific system as a social arena, this article seeks to identify the trends that have characterized this development as reflected in journal publications, both Israeli and international, over the past four decades. The findings indicate that social policy research has become a vibrant field of academic research over this period and that a number of key trends related to both the intra-institutional aspects and the intra-scientific aspects of this development, can be identified.

Keywords: social policy, discipline, social policy research, welfare state

Suggested Citation

Gal, John and Holler, Roni, The Development of Social Policy Research in Israel (August 14, 2018). John Gal & Roni Holler (2014) The development of social policy research in Israel, Israel Affairs, 20:4, 452-469, DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2014.955652 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3230627

John Gal

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Paul Baerwald School of Social Work ( email )

Mount Scopus
Jerusalem 91905, IL Jerusalem 91905
Israel

Roni Holler (Contact Author)

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Paul Baerwald School of Social Work ( email )

Jerusalem
Israel

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