Authoritarian Management Style In The Likud Party Under The Leadership Of Benjamin Netanyahu

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Executive Summary

This paper examines the management style of Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu in the Likud party after his election to party chairman in 1992 compared with that of Yitzhaz Shamir by analyzing party structures that the leaders created. After Netanyahu's election as party chairman, he initiated organizational change within the Likud. He altered the internal election system, introducing primaries to replace the sevens system in order to weaken both the Central Committee and political rivals. This research used the qualitative method, taking the leadership of Netanyahu as a case study. The paper was based on two methods of data collection: analyzing documents and interviews. Netanyahu also altered the party constitution.

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