A study in the project The Status and Condition of the Arabs in Israel under the direction of Professor Henry Rosenfeld. In this book the authors present a historical analysis of local authorities in Arab communities prior to and since the establishment of the state of Israel. They discuss the workings of Arab local councils, municipalities, and national political groupings as well as the circumstances of internal conflicts in Arab settlements. They also present comparative data on budgets in Jewish and Arab communities.
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Published in cooperation with the International Center for Peace in the Middle East, Tel Aviv -- Preface -- Arab Local Authority During the Ottoman and British Mandate Periods -- Arab Local Government After the Establishment of Israel: Developments and Problems -- Municipalization and Social-Political Structure -- Arab Local Authority Budgets: A Comparative Study -- The National Committee of Chairmen of Arab Local Authorities -- Local Authority in Arab Settlements: Summary
Majid Al-Haj is a senior lecturer in sociology and anthropology at the University of Haifa. Henry Rosenfeld is professor of anthropology at the University of Haifa and director of the Project on the Status and Condition of the Arabs in Israel.