About Me


My research, publications and teaching, since I received my first position at the Hebrew University in 1995, focus on the neo-institutional cornerstones of comparative politics: political parties and party systems, on the one hand, and elections and electoral systems, on the other. My third, current area of specialization is legislative studies. My goal has always been to transcend the disciplinary divide between my three chosen fields of specialization.

Underpinning my academic work over the last 25+ years is my belief in comparative analytical research. My research is largely comparative in nature, and partially Israel-focused, both sides of which strengthen the other. My study of Israeli politics is guided by the fact that I do not believe in the axiom of Israeli exceptionalism. In my publications, I attempt to place the constantly developing Israeli case into either a comparative or a theoretical framework. Moreover, I strive to introduce the Israeli case into collaborative international academic projects, where it can both benefit from and be of benefit to scholars.