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Yagil Levy, Professor

Prof. Yagil Levy
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The Open University of Israel Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication One University Road, P.O.B. 808 Ra’anana 4353701, Israel
Office:972-9-778-1731 Fax:972-9-778-0660 Email:yagille@openu.ac.il

Areas Of Interest
  • Military Sociology, Political Sociology, Public Policy

 

Professional Education
B.A. (1982-1984) Political Science, Tel Aviv University (Cum Laude).
Ph.D.  (1990-1993) Political Science, Tel Aviv University.

1989-1994
Adjunct Faculty, 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.
2004-2005
Adjunct Faculty (at the rank of Associate Professor), the Department of Political Science, Tel-Aviv University.
2005
Academic Director of Programs for Local Authority professionals, Harold Hartog School of Government and Public Policy, Tel Aviv University
2004-2008
Course Coordinator, Department of Sociology, Political Science & Communication, M.A. Program in Democracy Studies, The Open University.
2004-2009
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 (2005-2008), Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
2008
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Political Science & Communication, The Open University of Israel.
2009-2013
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Political Science & Communication, The Open University of Israel.
2012
Aaron and Cecile Goldman Visiting Israeli Professor, Department of Government, Georgetown University.
Since 2013
Full Professor, Department of Sociology, Political Science & Communication, The Open University of Israel.
2017
Visiting Fellow in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy.
1974-1976
Chairperson, The Israeli National Student Council of High School Students.
1976-1988
Military Service, Israel Defense Forces, Primarily in policy making positions at General HQ. Rank:  Lieutenant Colonel
1988-1993
Marketing Director, Mertens-Hoffman Management Consultant.
1993-1994
Coordinator of the (outsourced) national sales promotion of the General Sick Fund, Lin-Bichler Human Resources
1997-1999
General Manager, The Municipality of Ramla
1999-2001
General Manager, Wizo World Organization
2001-2002
Chairperson, Merchavim-The Institute for the Advancement of Shared Citizenship in Israel
2002-2005
Managerial and strategic consultant for public and private organizations
2003-2004
Arbitrator in labor disputes in the municipal sector
2005-2011
Strategic Advisor, Government of Israel
2010-2011
Head of the Disciplinary Court of Appeal for Students
2012-2016
Head, MA Program in Democracy Studies
2013-2016
Chair, Sociology, Political Science and Communication Subcommittee
Since 2012
Head, Steering Committee, Local Government School.
Since 2016
Head, Public Policy Studies.
2004
The Israeli Political Science Association, Best Book Award, for The Other Army of Israel- Materialist Militarism in Israel.
2008
The Israeli Political Science Association, Best Book Award, for From the 'People's Army' to the 'Army of the Peripheries'.
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'.
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.
2013
The Association for Israel Studies, Annual Shapiro Award for Best Book in Israel Studies, for Israel's Death Hierarchy: Casualty Aversion in a Modern Militarized Democracy.
2018
Vice President, Israeli Sociological Society
2014-2018
Board member, Israeli Sociological Society.
2014-2016
Co-Editor, Megamot- The Interdisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences (in Hebrew).
2013-2015
President, The European Research Group on Military and Society (ERGOMAS).
2006-2015
Co-chairperson, the Section of Military Sociology, Israel Sociological Society.

Referee, grants:

 Israeli Science Foundation (referee and member of professional committee), Economic and Social Research Council (UK).

Referee, journals:
English: Armed Forces & Society, Citizenship Studies, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Contemporary Politics, Contemporary Security Policy, Gender & Society, International Journal of Middle East Studies, International Political Science Review, International Political Sociology, International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review, Israel Studies, Israel Studies Review,  Journal of Historical Sociology, Journal of Jewish Identities, Journal of Peace Research, Media History, Mediterranean Politics, Modern Jewish Studies, Military and Strategic Affairs, Political Psychology, Political Studies, Res Militaris, Social Problems, Sociological Forum, Sociological Inquiry, Security Dialogue, Security Studies, Theory & Society.

Hebrew: Ale-Zait, Israeli Sociology, Iyunim Bitkumat Israel, Megamot, The Public Sphere, Society and Welfare, Theory and Criticism.

Referee, books:
Routledge/Taylor & Francis, Palgrave Macmillan

Since 2013
Res Militaris- European Journal of Military Studies.
Since 2011
Armed Forces & Society.

• Association of Civil-Military Studies in Israel

• European Research Group on Military and Society (ERGOMAS)

• Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society

• Israeli Political Science Association

• Israeli Sociological Association

• Research Committee on Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution, International Sociological Association

   

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, 1993. Advisor:  Professor Yonathan Shapiro.

1. Levy, Yagil. 1997. Trial and Error:  Israel's Route from War to De-Escalation (Albany, New York: State University of New York Press). [The book was reviewed in The American Political Science Review, Millennium Journal of International Studies, Israel Studies Bulletin, Theory and Criticism (Hebrew), Megamot (Hebrew)].

2. Levy, Yagil. 2003. The Other Army of Israel- Materialist Militarism in Israel (Tel-Aviv: Yedioth Ahronoth Books, Series: Tapuach, in Hebrew). [The book was reviewed in Theory and Criticism (Hebrew), Megamot, Ma'arachot, Israeli Sociology, Politica, Haaretz Book Reviews, Maariv].

3. Levy, Yagil. 2007. From the 'People's Army' to the 'Army of the Peripheries' )Jerusalem: Carmel Publishing House, Series: Tmunat Matzav, in Hebrew). [The book was reviewed in The Public Sphere (in Hebrew), Megamot (in Hebrew) and was a subject of a book review panel in Israeli Sociology, vol. 9].

4. Levy, Yagil. 2007. Israel's Materialist Militarism (Madison, MD: Rowman & Littlefield/ Lexington Books, Series: Innovations in the Study of World Politics). [The book was reviewed in The New York Review of Books].

5. Ben-Porat, Guy, Yagil Levy, Shlomo Mizrahi, Arye Naor, and Erez Tzfadia. 2008.  Israel Since 1980 (New York: Cambridge University Press).

6. Levy, Yagil. 2010. Who Governs the Military?  Between Control of the Military and Control of Militarism (Jerusalem: Eshkolot Library and Magnes University Press, in Hebrew).[The book was reviewed in Haaretz Book Reviews,  Politica, Israeli Sociology, Megamot, and Theory and Criticism].

7. Levy, Yagil. 2011. Writing a Policy Paper (Ra'anana: The Open University, in Hebrew).

8. Levy, Yagil. 2012. Israel's Death Hierarchy: Casualty Aversion in a Militarized Democracy (New York: New York University Press) [The book was reviewed in Fathom, Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews, Perspectives on Politics, Political and Military Sociology, Israel Studies Review, Perspective on Terrorism].

9. Levy, Yagil. 2015. The Divine Commander: The Theocratization of the Israeli Military (Tel Aviv: Am Oved and Sapir Academic College, in Hebrew).).[The book was reviewed in Haaretz Book Reviews,  Politica, Israeli Sociology, Megamot, and Theory and Criticism]. ​

10.Levy, Yagil. Whose Life Is Worth More? Hierarchies of Risk and Death in Contemporary Wars (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, forthcoming). 

1. Levy, Yagil, and Eti Sarig (eds.). 2014. The Local Government - Between the State, the Community and the Market Economy (Ra'anana: The Open University of Israel, in Hebrew).

2. Levy, Yagil (ed.). 2015. Mandatory Service or the Duty to Serve? Scenario Analysis of Mandatory Civil Service in Israel (Ra'anana: The Open University of Israel, in Hebrew).

3. Gazit Nir, and Yagil Levy (eds.). 2016. An Army Educates a Nation: The Role of the Military in the Israeli School System (Ra'anana: The Open University of Israel, in Hebrew).

4. Levy Yagil, Nir Gazit, Rinat Moshe and ​Alona Harness (eds.). The Army and the Market Society in Israel (Ra'anana: The Open University of Israel Press, forthcoming in Hebrew).

Levy, Yagil. 2018.  Special issue- Scenarios and Public Policy, Social Security Journal vol. 105 (guest editor, in Hebrew).

English

1. Levy, Yagil. 1997. "How Militarization Drives Political Control of the Military: The Case of Israel," Political Power and Social Theory 11: 103-133.

2. Levy, Yagil. 1997. "After Rabin and Peres: The Personal Dimension of Israel's Turn to Peace,” Security Dialogue 28 (4): 465-478.

3. Levy, Yagil. 1998. "Militarizing Inequality: a Conceptual Framework," Theory and Society 27 (6): 873-904.

4. Levy, Yagil. 2003. "Social Convertibility and Militarism: Evaluations of the Development of Military-Society Relations in Israel in the Early 2000s," Journal of Political and Military Sociology 31 (1): 71-96.

5. Levy, Yagil. 2006. "The War of the Peripheries: A Social Mapping of IDF Casualties in the Al-Aqsa Intifada," Social Identities 12 (3): 309-324.

6. Levy, Yagil. 2007. "The Right to Fight: A Conceptual Framework for the Analysis of Recruitment Policy Toward Gays and Lesbians," Armed Forces & Society 33 (2): 186-202.

7. Levy, Yagil, Edna Lomsky-Feder and Noa Harel. 2007. "From 'Obligatory Militarism' to 'Contractual Militarism': Competing Models of Citizenship," Israel Studies 12 (1): 127-148. Reprinted in: Militarism and Israeli Society, eds. Gabriel Sheffer and Oren Barak (Bloomington, IN: Indiana university Press, 2010).

8. Levy, Yagil. 2007. "Soldiers as Laborers: A Theoretical Model," Theory and Society 36 (2): 187-208.

9. Levy, Yagil. 2007. "The Embedded Military: Why did the IDF Perform Effectively in Executing the Disengagement Plan?," Security Studies 16 (3): 382-408.

10. Levy Yagil, and Shlomo Mizrahi. 2008. "Alternative Politics and the Transformation of Society-Military Relations: The Israeli Experience," Administration & Society 40 (1): 25-53.

11. Levy, Yagil. 2008. "The Sociological Heritage of Moshe Lissak: The Bi-directional Utilization of a Conceptual Framework," Israel Studies 13 (2): 164-175.

12. Levy, Yagil. 2008. "Israel's Violated Republican Equation," Citizenship Studies 12 (3): 249-264.

13. Levy, Yagil. 2008. "The Linkage between Israel's Military Policies and the Military's Social Composition: the Case of the Al Aqsa Intifada," American Behavioral Scientist 51 (11): 1575-1589

14. Levy, Yagil. 2008. "The Second Lebanon War: From Republican Control to Market Control over the Army," Democracy and Security 4 (1): 48-68.

15. Levy, Yagil. 2008. "Militarizing Peace: Why did the Israeli Military Spearhead the Oslo Accords?," Contemporary Politics 14 (2): 145-159.

16. Levy, Yagil. 2009. "From Republican to Market Control over the Armed Forces: A Conceptual Framework," Polity 41 (1): 1-29.

17. Levy, Yagil. 2009. "The Second Lebanon War: Coping with the 'Gap of Legitimacies' Syndrome," Israel Studies Forum 24 (1): 3-24.

18. Levy, Yagil. 2009. "Is there a Motivation Crisis in Military Recruitment in Israel?," Israel Affairs 15 (2): 135-158.

19. Levy, Yagil. 2009. "An Unbearable Price: War Casualties and Warring Democracies," International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society 22 (1): 69-82.

20. Levy, Yagil. 2009. "Structured Bellicosity: Was the Israeli-Arab Conflict Originally Inevitable?," Journal of Historical Sociology 22 (3): 420-444.

21. Levy, Yagil. 2010. "The Tradeoff between Force and Casualties: Israel's Wars in Gaza, 1987-2009," Conflict Management and Peace Science 27 (4): 386-405.

22. Levy, Yagil. 2010. "The Hierarchy of Military Death," Citizenship Studies 14 (4): 345-361.

23. Levy, Yagil. 2010. "How the Press Impairs Civilian Control over the Armed Forces: The Case of the Second Lebanon War," Journal of Power 3 (2): 243-257. Reprinted in: Security and the Military Between Reality and Perception, eds. Marjan Malesic and Gerhard Kummel. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

24. Levy, Yagil. 2010. "The Essence of the 'Market Army'," Public Administration Review 70 (3): 378-389.

25. Levy, Yagil. 2010. "The Gap of Legitimacies Syndrome: A Conceptual Framework," International Political Science Review 31 (1): 87-106.

26. Levy, Yagil. 2010. "The Clash between Feminism and Religion in the Israeli Military: A Multilayered Analysis," Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society 17 (2): 185-209.

27. Levy, Yagil. 2010. "How the Military's Social Composition Affects Political Protest: The Case of Israel," Peace & Change 35 (1): 123-145.

28. Levy, Yagil. 2010. "Controlling the Invisible: The Essence of Effectual Control of the Modern Military," International Politics 47 (1): 104-124.

29. Tzfadia, Erez, Yagil Levy and Amiram Oren. 2010. "Symbolic Meanings and the Feasibility of Policy Images: Relocating Military Bases to the Periphery in Israel," Policy Studies Journal 38 (4): 723-744.

30. Levy, Yagil. 2010. "The Second Lebanon War: Examining 'Democratization of War' Theory," Armed Forces & Society 36 (5): 786-803.

31. Levy, Yagil. 2011. "How Casualty Sensitivity Affects Civilian Control: The Israeli Experience," International Studies Perspectives 12 (1): 68-88.

32. Levy, Yagil, and Kobi Michael. 2011. "Conceptualizing Extra-Institutional Control of the Military: Israel as a Case Study," Res Militaris- European Journal of Military Studies 1(2) (electronic journal).

33. Levy, Yagil. 2011."The Israeli Military: Imprisoned by the Religious Community," Middle East Policy 18 (2): 67-83.

34. Sasson-Levy, Orna, Yagil Levy, and Edna Lomsky-Feder. 2011. "Women Breaking the Silence: Military Service, Gender, and Antiwar Protest." Gender & Society 25 (6): 740-763.

35. Levy, Yagil. 2011. "The Decline of the Reservist Army," Military and Strategic Affairs 3 (3): 63-74.

36. Levy, Yagil. 2012. "A Revised Model of Civilian Control of the Military: The Interaction between the Republican Exchange and the Control Exchange," Armed Forces & Society 38 (4): 529-556.

37. Levy, Yagil 2013. "How Military Recruitment Affects Collective Action and its Outcomes," International Studies Quarterly 57 (1): 28-40.

38. Levy, Yagil. 2013. "Convertible Sacrifice- A Conceptual Proposition," Sociological Perspectives 56 (3): 439–463.

39. Levy, Yagil. 2013. "Military Contrarianism in Israel: Room for Opposition by the Chief of Staff to Politicians," Military and Strategic Affairs 5 (2): 39-60.

40. Levy, Yagil. 2013. "The Military as a Split Labor Market: The Case of Women and Religious Soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces," International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society 26 (4):393- 414.

41. Levy, Yagil. 2014. "The Theocratization of the Israeli Military," Armed Forces & Society 4 (2): 269-294.

42. Levy, Yagil. 2014. "The Paradox of Recruitment," Defence Studies 14 (2): 216-232.

43. Levy, Yagil. 2015. Time for Critical Military Sociology, Res Militaris- European Journal of Military Studies 5 (2) (electronic journal).

44. Levy, Yagil. 2015. “Has the ‘Spider Web’ Theory Really Collapsed? Casualty Sensitivity during Operation Protective Edge,” Military and Strategic Affairs 7 (3) 59-77.

45. Levy, Yagil. 2016. "What is Controlled by Civilian Control of the Military? Control of the Military vs. Control of Militarization," Armed Forces & Society 42 (1): 75-98.

46. Levy, Yagil. 2016. “Religious Authorities in the Military and Civilian Control: The Case of the Israeli Defense Forces,” Politics $ Society 44 (2): 305-332.

47. Freeman, Yonatan, and Yagil Levy. 2016. “The Trade-Off between Force and Casualties in Democracies at War: A Study of the American, British and Israeli Militaries,” Res Militaris- European Journal of Military Studies 16 (2) (electronic journal).

48. Levy, Yagil. 2017. “Control from Within: How Soldiers Control the Military,” European Journal of International Relations 23 (1): 192-216.​

49. Levy, Yagil. 2017. The Gaza Fighting: Did Israel Shift Risk from Its Soldiers to Civilians? Middle East Policy 24 (3): 117-132.

50. Levy, Yagil. 2017. “How Civilian Control may Breed the Use of Force”, International Studies Perspectives  18 (4):425-442

51. Levy, Yagil. 2018. “Conceptualizing the Spectrum of the Bereavement Discourse,” Armed Forces & Society 44 (1): 3-24.

52. Levy, Yagil. 2018. " Theorizing Desecularization of the Military - The US and Israel," Armed Forces & Society (online first: DOI: 10.1177/0095327X18806516​).   


French

53. Lévy, Yagil. 2008. "Le Décès du Citoyen-Soldat", Les Temps Modernes 651: 65-80.

 

Hebrew

54. Levy, Yagil, and Yoav Peled. 1993. “The Break that Never Was: Israeli Sociology Reflected Through the Six-Day Way," Theory and Criticism 3: 115-128 (in Hebrew).

55. Levy, Yagil. 1996. "Bellicose Policy, Interethnic Reproduction, and Internal-State Expansion: Israel 1948-1956," Theory and Criticism 8: 203-223 (in Hebrew).

56. Levy, Yagil. 1999. "The Austerity and Rationing Regime," Fifty to Forty-Eight: Critical Moments in the History of the State of Israel- A special Issue of Theory and Criticism 12-13: 39-45 (in Hebrew).

57. Levy, Yagil. 2005. "The War of the Social Periphery: Social Mapping of the IDF Casualty During the Intifada," Theory and Criticism 27: 11-38 (in Hebrew).

58. Levy, Yagil, Edna Lomsky-Feder, and Noa Harel. 2007. "From Obligatory Militarism to Contractual Militarism: National Socialization in Israel's Elite High-Schools," The Public Sphere 1: 89-116 (in Hebrew).

59. Levy, Yagil. 2007. "The Embedded Military: The IDF's Success in the Disengagement," Politica 16: 43-65 (in Hebrew). Reprinted in: The Disengagement Plan- An Idea Shattered, ed. Yaakov Bar-Siman-Tov. Jerusalem: The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies (2009, in Hebrew).

60. Levy, Yagil. 2008. "A Multi-Dimensional Analysis of the Clash between Feminism and Religion in the IDF," The Public Sphere 2: 132-159 (in Hebrew).

61. Levy, Yagil. 2008. "How Democratization Generates War: The Second Lebanon War," Politica 17: 111-130 (in Hebrew).

62. Levy, Yagil. 2008. "Violence as a Test of Competitiveness," Israeli Sociology 9(2): 325-355 (in Hebrew).

63. Levy, Yagil, Kobi Michael and Assaf Shapira. 2010 "Extra-Institutional Control of the Military – A Conceptual Framework," The Public Sphere 4:45-74 (in Hebrew).

64. Levy, Yagil. 2011. "The Market, the Military and Territorial Implications," Planning, Journal of the Israel Association of Planners 8 (1): 190-201 (in Hebrew).

65. Levy, Yagil. 2014. "The Protest that Never Was: The Protest against the Unequal Military Burden," The Public Sphere 8: 55-76 (in Hebrew).

66. Levy, Yagil. 2014. "The Extra-Institutional Control of the Military: Between Restraint of the Military and Enhancement of Military Thought," Law and Business 16: 341-379 (in Hebrew).

67. Levy, Yagil. 2015. "Extra-Institutional Control from Within of the Military," Politica 24: 95-126 (in Hebrew).

68. Levy, Yagil. 2015. "The 'People Army' Vs. Conscription," Law and the Army 21 (a): 309-340 (in Hebrew).

69. Levy, Yagil. 2018.  “The Theocratization of the Israeli Military and its Drivers,” The Public Sphere 13:169-196 (in Hebrew).

70. Levy, Yagil. 2018. “When Sociology Meets the Public Policy- Scenario Analysis as a Tool for Policy Making,” Social Security Journal 105: 51-78 (in Hebrew).

English

1. Levy, Yagil. 2010."From the 'Citizen Army' to the 'Market Army': Israel as a Case Study," in The New Citizen Armies: Israel’s Armed Forces in Comparative Perspective, ed. Stuart A. Cohen (New York: Routledge).

2. Levy, Yagil, Edna Lomsky-Feder and Noa Harel. 2010. "From 'Obligatory Militarism' to 'Contractual Militarism': Competing Models of Citizenship," in: Militarism and Israeli Society, eds. Gabriel Sheffer and Oren Barak. (Bloomington, IN: Indiana university Press), [reprinted from Israel Studies 12 (1): 127-148].

3. Levy, Yagil. 2011. "Military Hierarchies and Collective Action," in The Contradictions of Israeli Citizenship: Land, Religion and State, eds. Guy Ben-Porat and Bryan S. Turner (New York: Routledge).

4. Levy, Yagil. 2011. "How the Press Impairs Civilian Control over the Armed Forces: The Case of the Second Lebanon War," in Security and the Military Between Reality and Perception, eds. Marjan Malesic and Gerhard Kummel. (Baden-Baden: Nomos), [reprinted from Journal of Power 3 (2): 243-257)]

5. Levy, Yagil. 2013. "The Right to Protect and the Right to Protection, and How Democracies Balance them" in Citizenship and Security: The Constitution of Political Being, eds. Xavier Guillaume and Jef Huysmans (New York: Routledge).

6. Ben-Ari Eyal, and Yagil Levy. 2014. "Getting Access to the Field: Insider/Outsider Perspectives," in Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Military Studies, eds.  Joseph Soeters, Patricia M. Shields, and Bas Rietjens (New York: Routledge).

7. Levy, Yagil. 2014. "Who Controls the IDF? Between an 'Over-Subordinate Army' and 'a Military that has a State'," in Civil-Military Relations in Israel: Essays in Honor of Stuart A. Cohen, eds. Elisheva Rosman-Stollman and Roni (Aharon) Kampinsky (Madison, MD: Rowman & Littlefield/ Lexington Books).

8. Levy, Yagil. 2018. "The Dynamics of Civil-Military Relations and the Complexity of Israel’s Security Policies," in Routledge Handbook on Israeli Security, eds. Stuart A. Cohen and Aharon Klieman (Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge).

 

Hebrew

9. Levy, Yagil. 2007. "The Impact of the Disengagement on the IDF's Status" in An Army that has a State? A New View on Israel's Security and the Security Sector, ed. Gabi Sheffer (Jerusalem: The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, in Hebrew).

10. Levy, Yagil. 2009. "The Market and the Military: A Conceptual Framework," in Space of Security: New Approach to the Use of Land (Resources) for Security and Military Needs, ed. Ami Oren (Jerusalem: The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, in Hebrew). 

11. Levy, Yagil. 2010. "The Oslo Accords as a Prelude to the Intifada Al-Aqsa," in Crossroads of Decision in Israel, eds. Dvora Hacohen and Moshe Lissak (Beer-Sheva: The Ben-Gurion Research Institute, in Hebrew).

12. Levy, Yagil. 2010. "The Hierarchy of Military Death," in Abandoning State- Surveillance State: Social Policy in Israel, 1985-2008, eds. Chana Katz and Erez Tzfadia  (Tel Aviv: Resling, in Hebrew).

13. Levy, Yagil. 2011. "The Social Dimension of Civilian Control of the Military: Casualty Aversion Policy," in Military-Civil Relations in Israel: Implications on War and Peace Decision Making, ed. Ephraim Lavie (Tel-Aviv: Tel-Aviv University- The Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research, in Hebrew).

14. Levy, Yagil. 2012. "The Public Responsibility of the IDF's Senior Command," in Public Responsibility in Israel, eds. Raphael Cohen-Almagor, Ori Arbel-Gantz, and Asa Kasher (Tel-Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House and Mishkenot Sha'ananim Center for Ethics, in Hebrew).

15. Levy, Yagil. 2015. "What can Israel Study from the Civil Service in Germany?," in Mandatory Service or the Duty to Serve? Scenario Analysis of Mandatory Civil Service in Israel, ed. Yagil Levy (Ra'anana: The Open University of Israel, in Hebrew).

16. Levy, Yagil. 2016. "From A Nation Builds an Army to an Army Builds a Nation,” in An Army Educates a Nation: The Role of the Military in the Israeli School System, eds. Nir Gazit and Yagil Levy (Ra'anana: The Open University of Israel, in Hebrew).

17. Levy, Yagil, and Zeev Lerer. 2018. "The Military as a Split Labor Market: The Case of the Relations between Women and Religious Soldiers in the IDF," in Gender at the Base: Women, Men and Military Service in Israel, eds. Orna Sasson-Levy and Edna Lomsky-Feder (Jerusalem: Van Leer Institute Press and Hakibbutz Hameuchad, Hebrew).

18. Sasson-Levy, Orna, Yagil Levy, and Edna Lomsky-Feder. 2011. "Masculinity and Occupation in the testimonies of Women Breaking the Silence," in Gender at the Base: Women, Men and Military Service in Israel, eds. Orna Sasson-Levy and Edna Lomsky-Feder (Jerusalem: Van Leer Institute Press and Hakibbutz Hameuchad, Hebrew).

19. Levy, Yagil. The Military and the Market Society- A Conceptual Framework, in The Army and the Market Society in Israel, eds. Yagil Levy, Nir Gazit, Rinat Moshe and Alona Harness (Ra'anana: The Open University of Israel Press, forthcoming in Hebrew).

20.  Levy, Yagil. The New Militarization of the Security Discourse, in The Security as a Civil Issue, eds. Irit Keynan and Irit Harboun (Haifa: Pardes Publishing, forthcoming in Hebrew).

Levy, Yagil. 2015. "Defense and Military Policy: Casualty Aversion," in Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, 3rd Ed, eds. Domonic A. Bearfield and Melvin J. Dubnic (New York: Taylor & Francis).

1. Levy, Yagil, and Yoav Peled. 1994.  "The Utopian Crisis of the Israeli State," in Critical Essays on Israeli Social Issues and Scholarship: Books on Israel Vol. 3, eds. Russell A. Stone and Walter P. Zenner (Albany, New York: State University of New York Press).

2. Levy, Yagil. 2003. "A Liberal Army in A Conservative Society: The Paradox of Homosexuals’ Service in the IDF," in In the Name of Security- The Sociology of Peace and War in Israel in Changing Times, eds. Majid Al-Haj and Uri Ben-Eliezer (Haifa: Haifa University Press, in Hebrew).

3. Levy, Yagil.  2008. "The Disengagement Program as a Market Imperative," in An Army that Has a State? New Approaches to Civil-Security Relations in Israel, eds. Gabriel Sheffer, Oren Barak and Amiram Oren (Jerusalem: Carmel Publishing House, in Hebrew)

4. Levy, Yagil. 2009. "The Future of Military Recruitment," in The IDF- The People's Army or a Professional Army, ed. Pinchas Yehezkely (Tel Aviv: The Ministry of Defense, in Hebrew).

5. Levy, Yagil and Zeev Lerer. 2012. "Competition and Exclusion: Explaining Anti-Feminist Religious Rhetoric in the Israeli Defense Force," in Between the Yarmulke and the Beret: Religion, Politics and the Military in Israel, eds. Reuven gal and Tamir Liebel (Tel Aviv: Modan Publishing House, in Hebrew).

1. Levy, Yagil. 1995. "Contributing to the Palmach Myth". Review of Uri Milstein's, The Rabin File, Haaretz Book Reviews (in Hebrew).

Levy, Yagil. 2003. "The Military Parenting". Review of Tsippy Gon-Gross's The Family Joins the Army, Haaretz Book Reviews (in Hebrew).

3. Levy, Yagil. 1995. Review of Benny Morris' Israel's Border Wars, 1949-1956:  Arab Infiltration, Israeli Retaliation, and the Countdown to the Suez War. Israel Studies Bulletin 10: 21-22.

4. Levy, Yagil. 2004. "Israel's Rough Draft."  Review of Ofer Shelah's The Israeli Army: A Radical Proposal. Foreign Policy 142: 84-86.

5. Levy, Yagil. 2005. Review of Benny Morris' Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881-2001. Israeli Sociology 6: 428-431 (in Hebrew).

6. Levy, Yagil. 2006. "A Force to be Reckoned With."  Review of Yoram Peri's Generals in the Cabinet Room, Haaretz Book Reviews (both Hebrew and English editions).

7. Levy, Yagil. 2009. "How the Freedom of Press Impairs the Civilian Control over the Army." Review of the Second Lebanon War books. Theory and Criticism 34: 204- 212 (in Hebrew).

1. Levy, Yagil (ed.). 2005. Methodological Seminar for Democracy Studies- A Reader.

2. Levy, Yagil (ed.). 2010. Public Policy, Military and Security- A Reader.

3. Levy, Yagil, and Eti Sarig (eds.). 2010. Writing a Policy Paper- A Reader.

1. Levy, Yagil. 1994. The Military as a Mechanism of Interethnic Reproduction: The Case of Israel.  The New School for Social Research, Center for Studies of Social Change.

2. Levy, Yagil. 1995. The Right to Fight: Conscription of Homosexuals in the U.S. and Israel: A Comparative Analysis. The New School for Social Research, Center for Studies of Social Change.

3. Levy, Yagil. 1995. Peace among States is also Peace among Domestic Interests: Israel’s Turn to De-Escalation. The New School for Social Research, Center for Studies of Social Change.

4. Levy, Yagil. 1995. Bellicose Policy, Interethnic Reproduction, and Internal-State Expansion: Israel (1948-1956) as an Illustration. The New School for Social Research, Center for Studies of Social Change.

5. Levy, Yagil. 1995. Controlling the Invisible: The Deficient Political Control of the Modern Military.  The New School for Social Research, Center for Studies of Social Change.

6. Levy, Yagil. 1996. Military Doctrine and Political Participation: Toward Sociology of Strategy. The New School for Social Research, Center for Studies of Social Change.

7. Levy, Yagil. 1996. How Militarization Drives Political Control of the Military: The Case of Israel. The New School for Social Research, Center for Studies of Social Change.

8. Levy, Yagil. 2005. The Military and the Labor Market: The Theoretical Model and the Israeli Context. Department of Public Policy and Administration, Ben Gurion University of the Negev (in Hebrew).

9.  Tzfadia, Erez, Amiram Oren and Yagil Levy. 2007. The Symbolic Meanings of Relocating Military Bases in Israeli Peripheral Region. Negev Center for Regional Development, Ben Gurion University of the Negev (in Hebrew).

10. Levy, Yagil. 2011. A Controlled but not Restrained Military: Conceptualizing the Control of Militarism. Research Institute for Policy, Political Economy and Society, The Open University of Israel.

11. Levy, Yagil. 2011. Competition and Exclusion: Explaining Anti-Feminist Religious Rhetoric in the Israeli Defense Force. Research Institute for Policy, Political Economy and Society, The Open University of Israel.

12. Levy, Yagil. 2012. Is the IDF Becoming Theocratic? Research Institute for Policy, Political Economy and Society, The Open University of Israel.

13. Levy, Yagil. 2012.  Rewarding Sacrifice - A Conceptual Proposition. Research Institute for Policy, Political Economy and Society, The Open University of Israel.

14. Levy, Yagil. 2012. Who Controls the IDF? Between an "Over-Subordinate Army" and "a Military that has a State." Research Institute for Policy, Political Economy and Society, The Open University of Israel.

15. Levy, Yagil. 2013. The Death Hierarchy: Western States and the Changing Sacrifices of Citizens and Soldiers. Research Institute for Policy, Political Economy and Society, The Open University of Israel.

16. Levy, Yagil. 2013. How Soldiers Control the Military from Within. Research Institute for Policy, Political Economy and Society, The Open University of Israel.

17. Levy, Yagil. 2017. Conceptualizing the Legitimacy of Using Force. European University Institute, SPS Working Papers no. 2017/03. http://cadmus.eui.eu/handle/1814/47284.

1. Levy, Yagil. 2004. "After All, Materialist Militarism," Ma'arachot 395:71-74 (in Hebrew).

2. Levy, Yagil. 2004. "From the 'People's Army' to the 'Army of Peoples': A Glance at the Future IDF," Mifne 44: 29-35 (in Hebrew).

3. Heiman, Ariel, Aryeh Neiger, Ofer Shelah, Boaz Munk, Daniel Tsiddon, Yagil Levy, Hadas Ben-Eliau, and Eyal Ben-Ari. 2004. "Alternative Model for Reserve System," Ma'arachot 394: 95-107 (in Hebrew).

4. Levy, Yagil. 2006. "The War of the 'Gap of Legitimacies,'" Sociologia: The Bulletin of Israel Sociological Society 35: 4-6 (in Hebrew).

5. Levy, Yagil. 2006. "Materialist Militarism," Mitzad Sheni 14-15: 42-47 (in Hebrew).

6. Levy, Yagil. 2007. "The Decline of the Reserve Army," Mifne 53: 9-14 (in Hebrew).

7. Tzfadia, Erez, Amiram Oren and Yagil Levy. 2008. "Moving IDF Bases to the Negev: Between Zionism and the Market," Mifne 56-57: 14-19 (in Hebrew).

8. Levy, Yagil. 2011. "What is Breaking 'Breaking the Silence': The Limitations of Soldiers' Testimonies," Mitaam, A Review of Literature and Radical Thought 28: 68-77 (in Hebrew).

9. Levy, Yagil. 2011. "Defense Budget and Inequality," Hevra 50: 10-12 (Hebrew).

10. Levy, Yagil. 2012. "The Periphery is the Enemy," Panim: Quarterly for Society, Culture and Education 57: 12-19.

11.  Levy, Yagil. 2017. “The IDF: The Policing Army”, in 50 Concepts, Testimonies and Representations of Occupation, ed. Yishai Menuchin (Mevaseret Zion: November Books, in Hebrew).

12. Levy, Yagil and Dan Fisher. 2018. “Scenarios: What are They and Why Use Them?.”  Social Security Journal 105: 5-16  (in Hebrew).

1. Levy, Yagil. 1995. "The Peace Army and the Peace of Society," Haaretz, 26 May (in Hebrew).

2. Levy, Yagil. 2005. "The War of the Remote," Haaretz, 4 February (in Hebrew).

3. Levy, Yagil. 2005. "Doppelte Loyalitäten in Israels Armee," Tages-Anzeiger, 22 September.

4. Levy, Yagil. 2006. "A Voluntary Putsch," Haaretz, 24 July (both Hebrew and English editions).

5. Levy, Yagil. 2007. "The Root of the 'Motivation Crisis, '" Haaretz, 2 August (both Hebrew and English editions).

6. Levy, Yagil. 2008. "Winograd's Problematic Heritage," Haaretz, 4 February (in Hebrew).

7. Levy, Yagil. 2008. "Slippery Slope to a Professional Army," Haaretz, 8 April (both Hebrew and English editions).

8. Levy, Yagil. 2008. "The Death Hierarchy," Haaretz, 23 June (in Hebrew).

9. Levy, Yagil. 2008. "The IDF is Disintegrating," Haaretz, 5 November (both Hebrew and English editions).

10. Levy, Yagil. 2009. "Why Did The Killing Ratio Increase?" Haaretz, 18 January (in Hebrew).

11. Levy, Yagil. 2009. "Life and Death Economics," Haaretz, 17 September (both Hebrew and English editions).

12. Levy, Yagil. 2009. "Restraint is the Key," Haaretz, 18 November (both Hebrew and English editions).

13. Levy, Yagil. 2011. "A Female General without Female Soldiers," Haaretz, 31 May (both Hebrew and English editions).

14. Levy, Yagil. 2011. "Israeli NGOs are Entrenching the Occupation," Haaretz, 11 January (both Hebrew and English editions).

15. Levy, Yagil. 2011. "Fighting to Make Israel into a Military Theocracy," Haaretz, 8 November (both Hebrew and English editions).

16. Levy, Yagil. 2012. "The Fantasy of Universal Conscription," Haaretz, 27 February (both Hebrew and English editions).

17. Levy, Yagil. 2012. “Could an Israeli Attack on Iran Promote Peace?,” Foreign Policy- Middle East Channel, 18 May.

18. Levy, Yagil. 2012. "The Price of a Professional Army," Haaretz, 9 July (both Hebrew and English editions).

19. Levy, Yagil. 2012. "The Ongoing Failure of Military Thinking," Haaretz, 18 November (both Hebrew and English editions).

20. Levy, Yagil. 2012. "Israel’s New Hierarchy of Death," Moment Magazine, 31 December.

21. Levy, Yagil. 2013. "The Risks of Intervention in Syria," Haaretz, 26 August (both Hebrew and English editions).

22. Levy, Yagil. 2014. "The Tunnels are not the Problem," Haaretz, 10 September (both Hebrew and English editions).

23. Levy, Yagil. 2015. “How Israel Shifted risk from Soldiers to Gazan Civilians,” The Washington Post- Monkey Cage, 18 August.

24. Levy, Yagil. 2015. “Breaking the Silence Amplifies Israeli Democracy's Weaknesses,” Haaretz, 21 December (both Hebrew and English editions).

25. Levy, Yagil. 2016. “The End of Israel's Army as We Know It?” Haaretz, 3 April (both Hebrew and English editions).

26. Levy, Yagil. 2016. “The Real Reasons for the IDF’s Break with Netanyahu,” Foreign Affairs. 11 June.

27. Levy, Yagil. 2017. “The Citizenry of Israel Should have been in the Dock with Azaria,” Haaretz, 5 January (both Hebrew and English editions).

28. Levy, Yagil. 2017. “What if Israel Had Withdrawn From the Occupied Territories in 1967?,” 13 May Haaretz Magazine, (both Hebrew and English editions).

• 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, Israeli 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, 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, April, 2016.

• The Military and the Market Society, The Open University of Israel, November, 2016.

• Military and Policing, The Open University of Israel, October, 2018.​

• Wars Make States but also Societies: Israel's Experience. Presented at Tillyfest: The Many Facets of Charles Tilly, University of Toronto, October 1995.

• The Political Control of the Military and Cycles of Militarization, De-Militarization, and Re-Militarization. Presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Sociological Association, Haifa, February 1998.

• The Role of the Market Economy in the Re-militarization of Israeli Society.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Sociological Association, Bet-Berl Colleague, February 2003.

•​ The Social Mapping of IDF Casualties in the Al-Aqsa Intifada.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Sociological Association, Tel-Hai Colleague, February 2005.

The Ethnic Morphology of Mizrachim in the IDF.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Anthropological Association, Sapir Colleague, May 2005.

From Obligatory Militarism to Contractual Militarism: National Socialization in Israel's Elite High-Schools. Presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Sociological Association, Ramat-Gan, February 2006 (with Edna Lomsky-Feder).

The Sociological Heritage of Moshe Lissak. Presented at the international Workshop An Army that Has a State?  The Role of Israel’s Security Sector in a Comparative Perspective, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jerusalem, June 2006.

The Second Lebanon War: From Republican Control to Market Control of the Army. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Israeli Political Science Association, Western Galilee College, May 2007.

The Relocation of Military Bases in the Metropolitan Area of Beer Sheva: A Civilian Perspective. Presented at the annual meeting of Israeli Geographical Association, Ben Gurion University, December 2007 and the annual meeting of Association for Israel Studies, Ben Gurion University, May 2009 (with Erez Tzfadia and Amiram Oren).

•​The Hierarchy of Military Death. Presented at the Workshop: Practices of Citizenship and the Politics of (in) Security, ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Lisbon, April 2009.

Extra-Institutional Control on the Military - A Conceptual Framework. Presented at the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, Chicago, October 2009 (with Kobi Michael).

How the Press Impairs Civilian Control over the Armed Forces: The Case of the Second Lebanon War. Presented at the Public Opinion, Mass Media and the Military, Research Committee on Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution, Ljubljana, April 2010.

The Essence of the Military Time. Presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Anthropological Association, The Open University in Israel, Ra'anana, April 2010.
• Women Breaking the Silence:  Occupation, Public Opinion and Gender. Presented at the World Congress of Sociology, Gothenburg, July 2010 (With Orna Sasson-Levy and Edna Lomsky-Feder).

Sociological Insights on the Recruitment Model. Presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Sociological Association, Tel Aviv-Jaffa College, February 2011.

Competition and Exclusion: Explaining Anti-Feminist Religious Rhetoric in the Israeli Defense Forces. Presented at the Biennial conference of the European Research Group on Military and Society (ERGOMAS). Amsterdam, June 2011 (With Zeev Lerer).

Women Breaking the Silence: Protesting from Outside Within. Presented at the American Sociological Association annual meeting. Las Vegas, August 2011 (presented by co-authors:  Orna Sasson-Levy and Edna Lomsky-Feder).

Control of the Military vs. Control of Militarism: A Conceptual Proposition. Presented at the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, Chicago, October 2011.

Women Breaking the Silence: Military Service, Gender and Antiwar Protest. Presented at the Israeli-Polish Feminist Conference. Tel-Aviv University, November 2012 (With Orna Sasson-Levy and Edna Lomsky-Feder).

The Politics of the Volunteer Army. Presented at Simulation- Alternative Model of Recruitment, The Open University of Israel, December 2011.

The Theocratization of the IDF. Presented at the Interim Conference of the Research Committee on Armed Forces & Conflict Resolution, International Sociological Association,  Maribor, Slovenia 2012.

The March towards the Abolition of the Draft. Presented at Simulation- The Implications of the Repeal of Tal Law, The Open University of Israel, September 2012.

The Protest that Never Was: The Protest against the Unequal Military Burden. Presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Sociological Association, Ruppin College, February 2013.

The Death Hierarchy: Western States and the Changing Sacrifices of Citizens and Soldiers. Presented at the annual convention of The International Studies Association, San Francisco, April 2013.

The Space of Resistance of the IDF Chief of General Staff to Civilian Control. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Israeli Political Science Association, the Hebrew University, May 2013.

The Tradeoff between Force and Casualties in Democracies at War. Presented at the Biennial conference of the European Research Group on Military and Society (ERGOMAS). Madrid, June 2013 (with Yonatan Frieman).

Insights from Israel's Death Hierarchy. Presented at the Biennial conference of the European Research Group on Military and Society (ERGOMAS). Madrid, June 2013.

What can Israel Learn from the Experience of Civilian Service in Germany? Presented at Scenario: The Implications of the Application of Mandatory Civil Service, The Open University, October  2013.

How Soldiers Control the Military from Within. Presented at the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, Chicago, October 2013.

Conceptualizing the Bereavement Hierarchy. Presented at the World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, July 2014.

Whose Life is Worth More? The Principles of the Death Hierarchy. Presented at the pre-American Sociological Association mini-conference - Conflict- War- Peace- Security, Berkley University, August 2014.

Theocratization of Military Deployment- The Case of Israel. Presented at the Workshop- Religious Claims, Nationalism, and Human Suffering in Political Conflict: Perspectives from Former Yugoslavia, Sarajevo October 2014 (organized by Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University).

Whose Life is Worth More? The Principles of the Death Hierarchy. Presented at the ISAC-ISSS Joint Annual Conference on Security Studies, The University of Texas, Austin, November 2014.

The IDF: Between Religionization to Theocratization.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Sociological Association, Kinneret Colleague, February 2015.

The Theocratization of Military Policies- Drivers and Impacts. Presented at the workshop- The Anthropology of Contemporary Civil-military Entanglements Network, Kinneret Academic College and The University of Copenhagen, Tel Aviv, July 2015.

Conceptualizing the Bereavement Hierarchy. Presented at The 9th Pan-European Conference, European International Studies Association, Sicily, September 2015.

The Theocratization of Military Policies- Drivers and Impacts. Presented at the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, Chicago, October 2015.

How to Measure Variations in Risk Transfer. Presented at, Kinneret Academic College, January  2016.

The Relations between the Nationalization of Israel’s Politics and Religionization of its military, 1948-2016. Presented at the conference- The Fusion Between Religious Claims and Nationalism in Comparative Perspective: Implications for Conflict Dynamics, Tufts University, April 2016

Why should we Study the Fatality Ratio? Presented at the Third International Sociology Association Forum of Sociology, Vienna, July 2016.

Drivers and Impacts of Expanded Religious Influence in Western Armies. Presented at the Interim Conference of the Research Committee on Armed Forces & Conflict Resolution, International Sociological Association, Rio de Janeiro, September 2016.

Has Israel Shifted Risk from Its Soldiers to Gazan Civilians? Presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Sociological Association, Open University of Israel, January 2017.

Control of the Military vs. Control of Militarization. Presented at the Biennial conference of the European Research Group on Military and Society (ERGOMAS), Athens, June 2017.

Variations in Risk Transfer. Presented at the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, Reston Virginia, November 2017.

•​Conceptualizing the Legitimacy of Using Force. Presented at the World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, July 2018.

Military Sociology, Political Sociology, Public Policy

2006
The Symbolic Meanings of Relocating Military Bases in Israeli Peripheral Region (in collaboration with Erez Tzfadia and Amiram Oren), The Ben Gurion University and Sapir College Joint Foundation for Research in Economics and Social Issues ($5000)
2007
Extra-Institutional Supervision of the IDF (in collaboration with Kobi Michael), Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (approximately $1500).
2010
The Tradeoff between Force and Casualties in Democracies at War, Israel Science Foundation ($30,000).
2013
The Theocratization of the Military, The Open University Research Authority, (approximately $10,000).
2018
The ‘Emerging Legitimacy’ of Military Violence:  The Israeli Case​ (in collaboration with Orna Sasson-Levy and Edna Lomsky-Feder), Israel Science Foundation ($95,000).

 

  • Master Students 

  • Yosi Benishti, Citizenship Discourse and the Attitude towards the Military Recruitment Model. Ben-Gurion University, 2007-2009 (with Professor Shlomo Mizrahi), completed.

  • Nilli Koren, Territorial Identity in the City of Karmiel, 2009-2011, The Open University (with Dr. Erez Tzfadia), completed.

  • Tamar Yellon, Cultural Competence in Nursing in Israel, 2009-2012, The Open University (with Professor Shifra Schwartz), completed.

  • Hagit Mesika-Cohen, The Decline of the Democratic Peace Argument in ‎the Political Rhetoric of Benjamin Netanyahu (with Professor Piki Ish-Shalom), completed.

  • PhD Students
  • Yonatan Freeman, From an Army of Sons to an Army of Some (Hebrew University, with Professor Oren Barak), completed.

  • Ofra Ben Yishai, From "Decision" to "Resolution":  Change in the Doctrinal Language of Israel's Security Discourse as a New Legitimization for Military Action, since 2010, (Ben-Gurion University, with Professor Uri Ram), completed.

  • Taly Levi, The Encounter Between Nationality and Economic Rewards- The Reserve System in Israel (Hebrew University, with Professor Israel Katz).

  • Since 2008    Methodological Seminar for Democracy Studies
  • Since 2009    Introduction to Local Government
  • Since 2009    Introduction to Public Administration
  • Since 2009    Public Policy
  • Since 2009   Selected Topics in Public Policy
  • Since 2010 Writing Policy Paper (MA)
  • 2009-2015   The Political Economy of Israel
  • 2012  Introduction to Theories and Methods in Political Science
  • 2013    Contemporary Democratic Theories
  • Since 2013 Democracy, Globalization & Security
  • 2013-2016 Israeli Democracy: Selected Issues
  • 2013-2016  Democracy and National Security
  • 2013-2016  Workshop: Spatial Policy, Territory and Planning
  • 2014-2016 Citizenship: A Comparative Perspective
  • 2014-2016 Workshop: Public Policy in an Era of Globalization
  • Since 2014 Policy Analysis
  • Since 2014 Workshop: Writing a Policy Paper (BA)
  • 1991-1994  State and Violence (undergraduate course, Tel Aviv University)
  • 1994  Political Behavior in Israel (undergraduate core course, Tel Aviv University).
  • 2004      Democracy in Israel (graduate course, The Open University).
  • Since 2004       Methodological Seminar for Democracy Studies (graduate seminar, The Open University).
  • 2004-2005      Field Research (graduate course, Tel Aviv University)
  • 2004-2008      Military and Public Policies (graduate course, Ben Gurion University)
  • 2005-2008  Military-Society Relations (undergraduate courses, Ben Gurion University
  • 2005-2009  Local Government (graduate courses, Ben Gurion University
  • 2008            Civilian Control of the IDF (undergraduate courses, (Ben Gurion University).
  • 2009            Advanced Issues in Israeli Politics (graduate course, Ben Gurion University).
  • 2010 Workshop: Writing a Policy Paper (graduate course, The Open University).
  • 2011  Society, Politics and Military in Israel (Master's Program for Executives in Political and Public Leadership, Tel Aviv University).
  • 2012  Seminar- Civil-Military Relations; Course-Middle East Conflict- The israeli Perspective (graduate, Department of Government, Georgetown University, Washington DC).
  • 2014 Relations between Society, Politics and the Military (graduate seminar, The Open University).