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Legislative Behavior in the Israeli Knesset, 1974-1975

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Mahler, Gregory.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
biographical data; career history; government elites; Israeli Knesset; legislators; legislatures; parliamentary governments; party membership; political attitudes; political behavior; political history; political leaders; political perceptions; politicians; public officials; voting behavior; Zionism
  • Abstract

    This study, conducted in 1975-1975, contains data from personal interviews with 86 members of the 8th Israeli Knesset (1973-1977). Data include members' general perceptions of the legislature and the Israeli political world, as well as their specific party and career histories, areas of expertise, positions held in the Knesset, legislative accomplishments and goals, and legislative behavior, e.g., contact with party leaders, civil servants, and constituents. Other survey data focus on members' political socialization, recruitment, and first political awareness, including the impact of World War II (e.g., concentration camps and purges), elections, Zionism, family activists, school, the Palestine-Israeli conflict, anti-Semitism in community, and membership in youth groups. Personal background data are also included, e.g., age, sex, education, religion, country of origin, family circumstances, and wave (Aliyah) of immigration to Israel.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1974 / 1975
    Time period: 1974--1975
  • 1974 / 1975
    Collection date: 1974--1975
Geographic Coverage
  • Israel
  • Global
Sampled Universe
The members of the 8th Israeli Knesset (1972-1973).
Volunteer sampling. Of the 120 members of the Knesset, 86 were interviewed, or 71.7 percent of the total population.
Collection Mode
  • The data for individual respondents were heavily recoded in order to "de-identify" the Members who agreed to be interviewed. "ORIGINAL-TO-OSIRIS RECODE RULE" indicates those variables on which this recoding has been done. Access to the original, unrecoded variables can be arranged through ICPSR in accordance with existing servicing policies.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 7851 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07851.v1
  • Mahler, Gregory S.. The Knesset: Parliament in the Israeli Political System. Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickenson University Press. 1981.
  • Mahler, Gregory S.. Political socialization and political interest in Israeli and Canadian legislators: A comparative examination. Political Science Review.19, (4), 1-21.1980.
  • Mahler, Gregory S.. Political consciousness and political events: A study of Israeli and Canadian members of Parliament. Political Science.31, (2), 89-107.1979.
    • ID: 10.1177/003231877903100201 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Mahler, Gregory. (1984): Legislative Behavior in the Israeli Knesset, 1974-1975. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.