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1980 Ph.D. (with distinction) Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Dissertation: The World of the Past and the Society of the Future: Conservative Reaction to Industrial Revolution (supervisor: Jacob Talmon).

1976 M.A. (with distinction) Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Political Science and International Relations.

1973 B.A. (with distinction) Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Political Science and International Relations.


1993-Present Rider University Lawrenceville, New Jersey Professor and Chair , Political Science department

1987-1993 Rider University Lawrenceville, New Jersey Associate Professor

1986-7 University of Southern California Los Angeles, California Visiting Professor

1985-6 University of the Witswatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa Senior Lecturer

1979-85 University of Tel Aviv Tel Aviv, Israel Assistant Professor

1980-85 Joseph Saltiel College Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel Assistant Professor

1980 Yale University New Haven, Connecticut Visiting Scholar

1978-80 Joseph Saltiel College Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel Instructor


1981-85 Joseph Saltiel College Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Chairman, Division of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts

1974-77 Manager, Office of Public Relations, City of Jerusalem



Ideology, Party Change and Electoral Campaigns in Israel (N.Y., New York University, 2003. Paperback ed. 2004 ) .

The Romantic Tradition in British Political Thought (N.Y. Barnes and Noble, 1985; London & Sydney; Croom & Helm, 1986) 272 pp.

(editor). From the French Revolution to the Rise of Fascism: Readings in the History of Political Thought (Tel Aviv, Dyonon, 1982) 211 pp.

Other Professional Publications

“Electoral Campaigns and the Formulation of Foreign Policy—the example of Israel” , submitted for publication.

“What ever Happened to Hisballah ?” submitted for publication

“Clean Elections and the Consequences of Public Campaign Funding”. Submitted for publication.

“Some Political Aspects of Islam” , Collegiate Press publications on Middle Eastern Studies, Summer 2007

“Party Strategy in the 2006 Elections”, Asher Arian, Michal Shamir (eds) , The Elections in Israel 2006 (New Brunswick : Transaction, 2008 ) pp. 49-89.

“European Identity in the Age of the Internet: A Toquevillian Perspective , Studia Europaena, vol 52, 2008, pp. 145-165 .

“Uniqueness and Similarity; 2003 and the Study of Israeli Parties,” Israeli Studies Forum , Vol . 20, 2007 , pp 86-88.

“The State of Israel Against Amnon Zichroni-A Review Essay,” Israel Studies Forum, Vol 19, 2006 , pp 21-39.

“Public Campaign Funding and Party System Change: The Israeli Experience,” Israel Studies Forum 19 (Fall 2003), pp. 115-123.

“The Likud’s 1999 Campaign and the Headwaters of Defeat,” Asher Arian, Michal Shamir, eds. The Elections in Israel 1999, (Albany, NY: SUNY, 2002), pp. 197-220. Hebrew version, (Jerusalem: The Israel Democracy Institute, 2001), pp. 132-167.

“The Electoral Campaign of 2001 and the ‘Weak-Strong Prime Minister Syndrome,’” Israel Studies Forum 17 (Fall 2001), pp. 23-46.

“The Internet and the Problem of Legitimacy: A Tocquevillian Approach,” Bosah Ebo, ed. Cyberimperialism?, (Praeger, Westport, CT, 2001), pp. 43-64.

“The Effects of Public Funding on Party Participation: An Hypothesis and Case Study, “ Stuart Nagal, ed. Handbook of Global Political Policy (New York: Marcel Dekker; 2000), pp. 605-624. reprinted in Hans Nassmacher (ed ) ,

“The Likud’s Dilemma - Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” Asher Arian, ed. The Israeli Elections - 1996 (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1999), pp. 127-210. Hebrew version, (Jerusalem: The Israel Democracy Institute, 1999) pp. 233-262.

“What is Conservatism?-Some Signposts in the Wilderness,” Journal of Political Ideologies, 1 (December 1996) pp. 221-236.

“PPF and the Schemes of Mice and Men-The Case of the 1992 Elections in Israel,” Party Politics, 2 (July 1996) pp. 329-353.

“Africa: Politics and Government,” Kent Rasmussen (ed), Survey of the Social Sciences: Government and Politics (Los Angeles: Magil Books), 1996, pp. 20-28).

“Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Night of Ambiguity of Conservatism” Political Theory, 23 (February 1995), pp. 128-146.

“The 1992 Elections in Israel: Valence and Position Dimensions,” Asher Arian and Michal Shamir (eds.), The Elections in Israel, 1992 (NY: SUNY Press, 1995) pp. 207-235.

“Soviet Intellectuals and the Disagreement with Party Policy” F.N. Magill (ed) Magill’s History of Europe (Los Angeles: Grolier Corporation, 1995) pp. 17-28.

“Waiting for the Axe to Fall: Carlyle’s Place in Study of Crises of Authority” Political Research Quarterly XLVI (Sep. 1993), pp. 1-18.

“The Swing of the Pendulum: The Israeli Labor Alignment, 1988” International Journal of Middle East Studies 25 (Summer, 1993) pp. 241-259.

“Cycle of Legitimacy: Some Preliminary Thoughts on the Collapse of the USSR” Collegiate Press monograph.

“Public Party Funding and Party Transformation in Multi-Party Systems” Comparative Political Studies XXV (April 1992), pp. 90-117.

“The Enacting of Israel’s Law of Return.” In M.L. Alonzo, Great Events from History vol. II (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1992), pp. 832-837.

“Israel is Created as Homeland for Jews.” In M.L. Alonzo, Great Events from History vol. II (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1992), pp.761-766.

“Andrei Sakharov” F.N. Magill (ed) Great Figures of the Twentieth Century (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1991), pp. 2011-2026.

“Is Public Party Funding Neutral?” CRF Papers (1990).

“Party Financing: Experiment and Experience.” In H. Alexander (ed.) Party Finances in the 1980’s (Cambridge (UK), Cambridge University Press, 1989), pp. 124-153.

“Catch-All Tactics in a Divided Society: The Alignment’s Campaign.” In H. Penniman (ed.) Israel at the Polls (Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise, 1989), pp. 14-32.

“Catch All Tactics in a Divided Society: The Israeli Labor Alignment in the 1984 Elections” Comparative Politics X (July 1988), pp. 443-460. (Reprinted in Daniel Elazar, Samuel Sandler, Israel’s Odd Couple (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1990) pp. 42-68.)

“Federal Factions and Federated Host Parties: Some Ideological and Structural Dimensions” Publius XVI (1986), pp. 113-132.

“Merrie England and the Brave New World: Two Myths of British Imperialism” Journal of the History of European Ideas VI (1985), pp. 41-85.

“Carlyle, Marx and the ILP: Alternative Routes to Socialism” Polity XVII (1984), pp. 225-247.

“The Transformation of the Israeli Multi-Party System.” In A. Arian (ed.) The Elections in Israel (Tel Aviv, Ramot, 1984), pp. 15-39.

“Past, Future and Present Perfect: Three Tenses of the British Idea of Empire” Australian Journal of Politics and History XXX (1984), pp. 209-223.

“Sartor Resartus as an Historiography” HSLA, XII (1984), pp. 26-45.

“Party Clustering in Multi-Party Systems: The Example of Israel (1965-1981)” American Journal of Political Science XXVII (1983), pp. 64-85.

“Towards a Theory of Catch-All Extremism” Government and Opposition, CXXVIII (1983), pp. 68-87. Reprinted in J. Hall (ed.) Rediscoveries (Oxford: Clarendon, 1986 pp. 7-27).

“Shelley’s Philosophy of Liberty” Libertarian Studies, VI (1982), pp. 169-181.

“Party Cluster Formations in Multi-Party Systems” Political Studies, XXX (1982), pp. 485-513.