The Division for Development and Public Relations  

 
ABRAHAM  DISKIN,  ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF POLITICAL SCIENCE 
Status : EMERITUS Birth place : JERUSALEM
Office Phone: 02-588-3060 Fax:
E-Mail: mshanna@mscc.huji.ac.il
U.R.L:
 
Department Faculty  
POLITICAL SCIENCE FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES Dept. Description
 
Academic Degree   Institution Year
Ph.D. HEBREW UNIV. 1976
 
Academic Position   Year
EMERITUS 2010
ASSOC. PROFESSOR 1992
SENIOR LECTURER 1981
LECTURER 1978
 
External Academic Positions and Awards
Visiting Scholar: Univ. of Mich., Ann Arbor, 1977-78; Japan-
Foundation, Tokyo, 1986
Visiting Prof.: Univ. of Western Ontario, London 1982-83;
Carleton Univ., Ottawa, 1983-84, 1993-94
 
Research Interests
Comparative politics. Electoral studies. Israeli politics. Game theory.
 
Research Projects
Predictive power of coalition theories:
Strategic voting in the 1999 elections:
Electoral participation and decisiveness of electoral results:
Democratic stability and consolidation of democracy:
A new solution of the bargaining problem:
The development of judicial review in Israel:
 
Selected Publications
Publication Title   Year
Comparing strategic voting under first-past-the-post (FPTP) and 2010
Voting power: An information theory approach. 2010
Political data in 2008 Israel. 2009
The Parliamentary Election in Israel, February 2009. 2009
Measuring disproportionality, volatility and malapportionment: 2009
Regional Elections in Israel. Jerusalem: Van Leer Jerusalem 2009
"Israel." 2008
The Presidents. Jerusalem: Maggie Publishers Ltd., 2008
The Israeli party map. In: 2008
"Israel." 2007
Individual rationality and bargaining. 2007
Nonvoting and the decisiveness of electoral outcomes. 2007
The Knesset election in Israel, March 2006. 2007
Homogeneity, heterogeneity and direct democracy: The case of 2007
Why democracies collapse: The reasons for democratic failure and 2005
The parliamentary elections in Israel, 2003. 2004
Strategic abandonment or sincerely second best? The 1999 Israeli 2004
"Israel." 2003
The Last Days in Israel: Understanding the New Israeli 2003
(Bertie) The Lagado Travel. Jerusalem: Maggie Publishers, 2003
Ideology, party change, and electoral campaigns in Israel, 2003
The 2001 Prime Ministerial elections in Israel. 2002
Domestic Israeli politics and conflict. In: 2002
Waking up from the Oslo Dream. In: 2002
"Israel." 2002
Jerusalem's Last Days. Jerusalem: The Floersheimer 2001
"Israel." 2001
The 1999 Knesset and prime ministerial elections in Israel. 2000
Rethinking De Swaan (1973): A note on closed coalitions - 2000
"Israel." 2000
The new political system of Israel. 1999
Voters' Attitudes on the Arab-Israeli Conflict and the 1996 1999
Is it a total conflict? In 1999
The second option: Paradoxes and dilemmas of center parties. 1999
The Jerusalem Municipal Elections. Jerusalem: The 1999
The Rational Voter in the 1998 Municipal Elections. 1999
Fifty years of the political system. In: 1998
The Israeli political system at a crossroad. In: 1998
The sinking of the political parties and the direct elections of 1998
The 1996 Knesset and Prime Ministerial Elections: Readings 1997
With Dindush: Some reflections on the Israeli political system 1996
The politics of electoral reform in Israel. 1995
Typology of Western Democratic Governments. Jerusalem: 1994
The Elections of the 13th Knesset. Jerusalem: The 1993
Election in Israel 1992. Chapter 2. Jerusalem, Jerusalem 1993
The Israeli general elections of 1992. 1992
Political distances between individual parliament members and 1991
Direct Elections of the Prime Minister. Jerusalem: The 1991
The 1988 Knesset Elections. Jerusalem, 1990
Political distances between Knesset members and coalition 1990
Elections and Voters in Israel. Praeger, New York, 1990
Statistical characteristics of the Arab vote. 1989
The 1988 general elections in Israel. 1989
Critical periods of news coverage during an election campaign. 1988
Elections and Voters in Israel. Jerusalem, Eshkol 1988
Changing the system of elections: Analysis of a proposal on the 1988
The Canadian electoral system: An Israeli perspective. 1988
A Guide to Change - The Voting System . Jerusalem, 1988
Political news coverage during the 1986 Japanese election 1988
 
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