The First Hundred Days
Suggestions for Structural Reforms in the Legislative Authority, Public Service, and Local Government
Policy Paper No.14
- Written By: David Nachmias
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- Cover Type: Softcover
- Number Of Pages: 71 Pages
- Price: 45 NIS
The first hundred days of a new government are perhaps the most critical in its entire rule. Anything that is not achieved during this period will be hard to attain later on. For this reason, prior to the Knesset elections of 1999, the Israel Democracy Institute prepared this collection of proposals for reform.
The first hundred days of a new government are perhaps the most critical in its entire rule. These are the days during which the style of the new regime is molded and the initial efforts to translate plans and declarations into deeds are made. These are also the most appropriate days for establishing changes and reforms throughout the system and adopting improved work priorities. The entire system is on alert and waiting, as is the citizenry.
These first hundred days are considered the "honeymoon." Criticism is muted compared to what will come because of recognition that time is needed to get organized and up-to-speed. Public legitamization has not yet deteriorated. A new government must not miss this opportunity. It must get set in time, establish its priorities and devise appropriate programs. Whatever is not achieved during this first period will be hard to attain later on. Thus experience teaches us.
Aware of this experience, prior to the elections of 1999, the Israel Democracy Institute prepared this document in order to offer the decision-makers, the parties and the candidates of recommendations and suggestions for changes and reforms in the Israeli governmental system. The document was prepared prior to the outcome of the elections so as to be able to serve as a resource for any government at all.