Dr. Amnon Cavari and Dr. Maoz Rosenthal of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy together with Dr. Ilana Shpaizman of Bar Ilan University have received a prestigious four year grant from the Israel Science Foundation to study the policy agenda in Israel (CAP-IL).
CAP-IL will collect and code data on all branches of government, media and public opinion. The theoretical focus is on the effect of personalization processes in the political system on the congruence of institutional, media and public agendas. The focus of the project is on Israel yet it takes the comparative approach of the Comparative Agendas Project (CAP) to study the policy agenda in Israel with other country-projects worldwide.
Dr. Cavari is a Senior Lecturer at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya. His research focuses on elite rhetoric and public opinion in the United States, and American public opinion toward Israel. His recent book, The Party Politics of Presidential Rhetoric (2017) examines the effect of presidential speeches on public opinion, with a specific focus on the public agenda and perceived image of the parties for handling it.
Dr. Rosenthal is a Senior Lecturer at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya. His studies examine the interaction between strategy and structure in a variety of political arenas with a particular focus on the Israeli case. Recent publications include Israel’s Governability Crisis: Quandaries, Unstructured Institutions and Adaptation(2017) published by Rowman and Littlefield.