Nazarian Center Scholar Publications

The Nazarian Center is dedicated to advancing knowledge about the modern state of Israel. As part of these efforts, the Center supports academic research in Israel Studies by UCLA and visiting scholars, including post-doctoral fellow and graduate student researchers.

Below is a list of books, book chapters and articles resulting from research conducted with support from the Y&S Nazarian Center.

 

Books and Book Chapters

Abigail Jacobson and Moshe Naor, Oriental Neighbors: Middle Eastern Jews and Arabs in Mandatory Palestine*, Brandeis University PressSchusterman Series in Israel Studies, 2016. (Winner of the Association for Israel Studies' Shapiro Prize for best book in 2016)

Ayelet Harel-Shalev and Shir Daphna-Tekoah, “Gendering Conflict Analysis – Analyzing Israeli Female Combatants' Experiences,” Chapter 4 in Female Combatants in Conflict and Peace, edited by Seema Shekhawat, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Ayelet Harel-Shalev, The Challenge of Democracy: Citizenship, Rights, and Ethnic Conflicts in India and Israel, South Asian edition, including a new Introduction. New-Delhi: Cambridge University Press and Foundation Books, 2013.

 

Articles

Michael Beenstock, "How Internally Mobile is Capital?", Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, 2017.

Michael Beenstock, Aamer Abu-Qan and Muhammad Asali, "The Cycle of Violence in the Second Intifada: Nonlinear Vector Autoregressions," Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2017.

Ayelet Harel-Shalev and Shir Daphna-Tekoah, "Bringing Women's voices back in – Female Soldiers in Conflict Zones," International Studies Review, 2016.

Ayelet Harel-Shalev and Sarina Chen, "Democracy and Ultra-Nationalism – Normative Duality in Deeply Divided Society,"Theory and Criticism, 44, Spring 2015: 9-33. In Hebrew

Liron Lavi, "Voter Election Frames: What Were the Elections About?", Political Studies 63(5), December 2015, with Jacob Shamir and Michal Shamir

Liron Lavi, “The Process of National Parties Decay in Municipal Elections – A Houdini Trick or Pure Rationality” in Local Democracy in Israel: Decentralization, Localism, Participation and Local Politics. Beeri, I. and E. Razin (Eds.), Floersheimer Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2015, with Hani Zubida (Hebrew)

Ayelet Harel-Shalev, “Hybridity and Israel Democratic Order – The End of Imperfect Balance?” Contemporary Review of the Middle East, 1 (Inaugural Issue), 2014. With Ilan Peleg

Ayelet Harel-Shalev, “Living in a Movie - Women Combatants in Conflict Zones – A Multilayered Analysis,” Women's Studies International Forum, 44, 2014. With Shir Daphna Tekoah.

Ayelet Harel-Shalev, “Implementing Democracy and Minority Rights in Deeply Divided Societies: Comparing Macedonia and Israel,” New Balkan Politics, 2013

Nadav Molchadsky, “The Concept: The Agranat Commission Report and the Making of Israeli Memory of the Yom Kippur War,” Iyunim Bitkumat Israel (Studies in Israeli and modern Jewish Society), Vol. 23 (2013), pp. 34-64 (in Hebrew).

 

 

*Authors' note on the term 'Oriental': "The English term used...by the Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewish communities, in their official documents, was "Oriental Jews." In this book...we also include some other terms that were used by certain groups or individuals to refer to themselves." - see Introduction)