The Open University of Israel
Prof. Yagil Levy

Prof. Yagil Levy

Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication

Updated:August  2017

 

Personal

Tel: 972-9-778-1731

Fax: 972-9-778-0660

E-mail: yagille@openu.ac.il

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Education

1993 Ph.D., Political Science, Tel Aviv University. Doctoral Dissertation: The Role of the Military Sphere in the Construction of the Social-Political Order in Israel: The Conduct of the Arab-Israeli Conflict as a Statist Control Strategy. Advisor:  Professor Yonathan Shapiro.
1984 B.A., Political Science, Tel Aviv University (cum laude)
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Academic Appointments

2017 Visiting Fellow in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy
since 2013 Full Professor, Department of Sociology, Political Science & Communication, The Open University of Israel. 
2011 Aaron and Cecile Goldman Visiting Israeli Professor at Georgetown University
2009- 2013 Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Political Science & Communication, The Open University of Israel.
2008 Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Political Science & Communication, The Open University of israel.
2004-2008 Adjunct Faculty (at the rank of Associate Professor), Department of Public Policy and Administration, Guilford Glazer School of Business and Management, and the Division of Military and Security (since 2005), Ben Gurion university of the Negev.
2004-2008 Course Coordinator, Department of Sociology, Political Science & Communication, M.A. Program in Democracy Studies, The Open University of Israel. 
2005 Academic Director of Programs for Local Authority professionals, Harold Hartog School of Government and Public Policy, Tel Aviv University
2004-2005 Adjunct Faculty (rank of Associate Professor), Department of Political Science, Tel-Aviv University.
1994-1996 Visiting Scholar, Center for Studies of Social Change, The New School for Social Research, New York.
1989-1994 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Political Science, Tel Aviv University.
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Other Professional Experience

2002 -2012 Managerial and strategic consultant for government and private organizations.
2003-2004 Arbitrator in labor disputes in the municipal sector.
2001-2002 Chairperson, Merchavim-The Institute for the Advancement of Shared Citizenship in Israel.
1999-2001 General Manager, WIZO World Organization.
1997-1999 General Manager, The Municipality of Ramla.
1993-1994 Coordinator of the (outsourced) national sales promotion of the General Sick Fund, Lin-Bichler Human Resources.
1988-1993 Marketing Director, Mertens-Hoffman Management Consultants.
1976-1988 Military Service, Israel Defense Forces, Primarily in policy making positions at General HQ. Rank:  Lieutenant Colonel.
1974-1976 Chairperson, The Israeli National Student Council of High School Students.
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Professional Academic Activity

2014-2016 Co-Editor, Megamot- The Interdisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences (in Hebrew)
Since 2013 Board of Editors Member, Res Militaris- European Journal of Military Studies
Since 2011 Board of Editors Member, Armed Forces & Society
 2013- 2015 President, The European Research Group on Military and Society (ERGOMAS)
 2006- 2015 Chairperson, Section of Military Sociology, Israel Sociological Society.
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Refereeing

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Awards

2013 The Association for Israeli Studies, Annual Shapiro Award for Best Book in Israel Studies, for Israel's Death Hierarchy: Casualty Aversion in a Militarized Democracy
2012 Special mention from The Yitzhak Sadeh Prize for Military Literature for Who Governs the Military? Between Control of the Military and Control of Militarism.
2009 The Israeli Institute for National Security Studies, The Tshetshik Prize for Strategic Studies on Israel's Security, for From the 'People's Army' to the 'Army of the Peripheries'.
2008 The Israeli Political Science Association, Best Book Award for From the 'People's Army' to the 'Army of the Peripheries'.
2004 The Israeli Political Science Association, Best Book Award for The Other Army of Israel - Materialist Militarism in Israel.
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Sponsored Research

2013 The Theocratization of the Military, The Open University Research Authority,
2010 The Tradeoff  between Force and Casualties in Democracies at War, Israel Science Foundation
2007 Extra-Institutional Supervision of the IDF (in collaboration with Kobi Michael), Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.
2006 The Symbolic Meanings of Relocating Military Bases in Israeli Peripheral Region (in collaboration with Erez Tzfadia and Amiram Oren), Ben Gurion University and Sapir College Joint Foundation for Research in Economics and Social Issues.
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Teaching Experience

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Organized Panels and Symposiums

  • Military and Society: Who Rules the State? The annual meeting of the Israeli Sociological Association, Bet-Berl Colleague, February 2003.
  • Military, Society and Politics. The Annual Meeting of the Israeli Political Science Association, Tel-Aviv Colleague, May 2005.
  • Military Sociology. The annual meeting of the Israeli Sociological Association, Haifa University, February 2007.
  • Military-Political Relations Following the Second Lebanon War. The Annual Meeting of the Israeli Political Science Association, Western Galilee College, May 2007.
  • The Changing Social Environment of the Military. The annual meeting of the Israeli Sociological Association, Tel Aviv, February 2008.
  • The Political Environment of the Military. The annual meeting of the Israeli Sociological Association, Tel Aviv University, February 2008.
  • Diversity Management in the IDF. The annual meeting of the Israeli Sociological Association, the College of Management, February 2009.
  • Military Sociology. The annual meeting of the Israeli Sociological Association, Western Galilee College, February 2010.
  • The Sociology of the Military Knowledge (in collaboration with the Section of Military Sociology, Israel Sociological Society), The Open University, November 2010. 
  • The Sociological Contribution to the  Discussion on the Recruitment Model. The annual meeting of the Israeli Sociological Association, Tel Aviv-Jaffa College, February 2011.
  • Simulation- Alternative Model of Recruitment (in collaboration with the Section of Military Sociology, Israeli Sociological Society), The Open University, December 2011.
  • The Military as a Cultural Importer. The annual meeting of the Israeli Sociological Association, Hebrew University, February 2012.
  • Simulation- The Implications of the Repeal of Tal Law (in collaboration with the Section of Military Sociology, Israeli Sociological Society), The Open University, September 2012.
  • Military and Equality. The annual meeting of the Israeli Sociological Association, Ruppin College, February 2013.
  • Scenario: The Implications of the Application of Mandatory Civil Service (in collaboration with the Section of Military Sociology, Israeli Sociological Society), The Open University, October 2013.
  • Recent Trends in Civil-Military Relations: A View from Israel. The Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, Chicago, October 2013.
  • Military-Family Relations, The annual meeting of the Israeli Sociological Association, Tel Aviv University, February 2014.
  • Military and Education (in collaboration with the Section of Military Sociology, Israeli Sociological Society), The Open University, October, 2014.
  •  Politics and Radicalization in the Military. The annual meeting of the Israeli Sociological Association, Kinneret Colleague, February 2015.
  • The 2015 Biennial ERGOMAS Conference, The Open University of Israel, June 2015.
  • Trends in the Study of Israeli Society: 65 Years of the Journal Megamot, The Open University, October, 2015
  • Policy Scenarios- What for?  (in collaboration with Dr. Varda Wasserman), The Open University of Israel, April 2016.
  • The Military and the Market Society,  The Open University of Israel, November, 2016. 
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Presentations in Scientific Meetings (since 1998)

       

 

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List of Publications

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