The Israeli Settler Movement. Assessing and Explaining Social Movement Success with Sivan Hirsch-Hoefler, Associate Professor at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya
Seminar of the key theme "Strains on democratic representation"
Sciences Po, via Zoom
The Israeli settler movement plays a key role in Israeli politics and the Arab-Israeli conflict, yet very few empirical studies of the movement exist. This is the first in-depth examination of the contemporary Israeli settler movement from a structural (rather than purely historical or political) perspective, and one of the few studies to focus on a longstanding, radical right-wing social movement in a non-western political context. A trailblazing systematic assessment of the role of the settler movement in Israeli politics writ large, as well as in relation to Israel's policy towards the West Bank, this book analyzes the movement both as a whole and as a combination of its parts (i.e. branches) - institutions, networks, and individuals. Whether you are a student, researcher, or policymaker, this book offers a comprehensive and original theoretical framework alongside a rich empirical analysis which illuminates social movements in general, and the Israeli settler movement in particular.
Sivan Hirsch-Hoefler, Associate Professor at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya
Sivan Hirsch-Hoefler's work focuses on the processes underpinning political extremism and violence, with a particular emphasis on Israel. Her research has appeared in various academic journals, including the British Journal of Political Science, European Journal of Political Research, Foreign Affairs, Comparative Politics, Political Psychology, Electoral Studies, Terrorism and Political Violence.
Damien Simonneau, Lecturer in Political Science at National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO) and associate researcher at the University of Paris (CESSMA)
Damien Simonneau specializes in contemporary border security with a focus on Israel and Palestine. He recently published L’obsession du Mur (the Wall Obsession, Peter Lang).
Organizer and contact: Caterina Froio, Sciences Po CEE, firstname.lastname@example.org