The Open University of Israel
Dr. Reut Itzkovitch-Malka

  Dr. Reut Itzkovitch-Malka

  Department of Sociology,Political Science and Communication

Updated: February 2016

Reut Itzkovitch-Malka is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication at The Open University of Israel. Her research focuses on various questions of political representation. She studies gender and politics, political parties, electoral systems, candidate selection methods and democratic legislatures. Some of her studies are comparative, while others focus on the Israeli case study.

 

Personal

Tel: 972-9-7782135
Fax: 972-9-7780660

E-mail: reutim@openu.ac.il

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Education

2014 - 2015 Postdoctoral fellow, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Stanford University. Host: Prof. Larry Diamond.
2009 - 2014 PhD (awarded June 2014), Department of Political Science, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Dissertation Title “Perceptions of Representation Employed by Elected Representatives: A Top-Down Analysis.” Supervisor: Prof. Reuven Y. Hazan.
2007 - 2009 MA (SUMMA CUM LAUDE) Department of Political Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2004 - 2007 BA (MAGNA CUM LAUDE) Political Science and Jewish History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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List of Publications

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Itzkovitch-Malka, Reut and Reuven Y. Hazan. Forthcoming. “Party Unity: The Combined Effects of Electoral Systems and Candidate Selection Methods on Legislative Attitudes and Behavioral Norms.” Political Studies.

Rahat, Gideon and Reut Itzkovitch-Malka. 2012. “Political Representation in Israel: Minority Sectors vs. Women.” Representation 48 (3): 307-319.

Chapters in peer-reviewed edited volumes

Van Vonno, Cynthia, Reut Itzkovitch-Malka, Sam Depauw, Rudy B. Andeweg and Reuven Y. Hazan. 2014. “Agreement, Loyalty and Discipline: A Sequential Approach to Party Unity.” In Representing the People: A Survey Among Members of Statewide and Sub-state Parliaments, Deschouwer, Kris and Sam Depauw (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 110-136.

Itzkovitch-Malka, Reut and Chen Friedberg. Forthcoming. “The Representation of Women in Israel: A Century of Political Involvement.” In Global Handbook on Women’s Political Rights, Ten, Netina, Mona Lena Krook and Susan Francheschet (eds.).  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Monographs

Shapira, Assaf, Ofer Kenig, Chen Friedberg and Reut Itzkovitch-Malka. 2013. The Representation of Women in Israeli Politics: A Comparative Perspective. Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute. (In Hebrew)

Working Papers

Itzkovitch-Malka, Reut. 2014. The Representative Function of European Parties: MPs’ Attitudes toward the Party as Their Focus of Representation (working paper 131/2014). Jerusalem: European Forum at the Hebrew University and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

Chapters in other edited collections

IItzkovitch-Malka, Reut and Assaf Shapira. 2013. “Political Parties in the Parliamentary Arena: Party Unity.” In Rahat, Gideon, Shlomit Barnea, Ofer Kenig and Chen Friedberg (eds.), Reforming Israel’s Political System. Jerusalem: Am Oved and the Israel Democracy Institute, pp. 251-273. (In Hebrew)

Itzkovitch-Malka, Reut and Assaf Shapira. 2013. “Regulating Political Parties and their Membership.” In Rahat, Gideon, Shlomit Barnea, Ofer Kenig and Chen Friedberg (eds.), Reforming Israel’s Political System. Jerusalem: Am Oved and the Israel Democracy Institute, pp.182-213. (In Hebrew)

Kenig, Ofer, Reut Itzkovitch-Malka, and Assaf Shapira. 2013. “Intra-Party Democracy.” In Rahat, Gideon, Shlomit Barnea, Ofer Kenig and Chen Friedberg (eds.), Reforming Israel’s Political System. Jerusalem: Am Oved and the Israel Democracy Institute, pp. 214-236. (In Hebrew)

UNDER REVIEW

“Gendering Security: The Substantive Representation of Women in the Israeli Parliament”. (First author, with Chen Friedberg)

“Electoral Systems and Their Effect on Geographically-based Representation: The Case of Electoral Systems at the Higher Extremity of the Proportionality Continuum”.

Selected Papers at Scientific Conferences

Itzkovitch-Malka, Reut. 2015. “How to Stop Private Legislation 'Gone Wild': Institutional Engineering in the Israeli Parliament.” Presented at the Strengthening Parliaments through Institutional Engineering workshop, Science Po, Paris.

Itzkovitch-Malka, Reut. 2015. “The Combined Effects of Decentralizing Inter-and Intra-Party Competition on the Legislative Organization of Political Parties.” Presented at the Halbertworkshop on Political Parties in Israel and Canada, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Itzkovitch-Malka, Reut. 2015. “Electoral Systems and Their Effect on Geographically-based Representation : The Case of Electoral Systems at the Higher Extremity of the Proportionality Continuum.” Presented at the Best of Both Worlds: Mixed-Member Systems and their Effect on Representative Behavior, Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago.
 
Itzkovitch-Malka, Reut and Chen Friedberg. 2013. “A Chamber of One's Own: The Substantive Representation of Women in the Israeli Parliament.” Presented at the European Conference on Politics and Gender, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.

Itzkovitch-Malka, Reut and Reuven Y. Hazan. 2013. “Electoral Systems, Candidate Selection Methods and their Interaction: A Two-Dimensional Approach to Understanding Parliamentarians.” Presented at the European Consortium for Political Research Joint Sessions, Johannes Gutenberg Universitat, Mainz, Germany.

Itzkovitch-Malka, Reut and Gideon Rahat. 2012. “Political Representation in Israel: Minority Sectors vs. Women.” Presented at the Association for Israel Studies Conference, University of Haifa, Israel.

Itzkovitch-Malka, Reut. 2012. “Elected Representatives, Political Parties and the Electorate: The Uneasy Relationship between Collective and Individual Representation.” Presented at the European Consortium for Political Research Joint Sessions, University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Itzkovitch-Malka, Reut. 2011. “Perceptions of Representation Employed by Israeli MPs.” Presented at the European Consortium for Political Research Standing Group on Parliaments Conference, Leiden University, the Netherlands.
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