Professor, Department of Sociology
Director, Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS)
Winner of the Middle Eastern Studies Association's Albert Hourani Award
for best book on the Middle East in 2002.
A. BOOKS (1) Gershon Shafir, Land, Labor and the Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 1882-1914, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1989.
(2) Gershon Shafir, Immigrants and Nationalists: Ethnic Conflict and Accommodation in Catalonia, the Basque Country, Latvia, and Estonia, N.Y., State University of New York Press, 1995.
(3) Gershon Shafir, editor, The Citizenship Debates: A Reader, Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 1998.
(4) Gershon Shafir & Yoav Peled, editors, The New Israel: Peacemaking and Liberalization, Boulder, Westview Press, 2000.
(5) Gershon Shafir & Yoav Peled, Being Israeli: The Dynamics of Multiple Citizenship, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2002.
(6) Alison Brysk & Gershon Shafir, editors, People out of Place: Globalization, Human Rights and the Citizenship Gap, N.Y., Routledge, 2004.
(7) Alison Brysk & Gershon Shafir, editors, National Insecurity and Human Rights: Democracies Debate Counterterrorism, Berkeley, University of California Press, 2007.
B. RESEARCH ARTICLES
(1) Gershon Shafir, "Organic Intellectuals and the Renaissance of the Hebrew Language," Sociologia Internationalis, Vol. 21, Nos. 1/2, 1983, pp. 215-242.
(2) Gershon Shafir, "Changing Nationalism and Israel's 'Open Frontier' on the West Bank," Theory and Society, Vol. 13, No. 6, November 1984, pp. 803-827.
(3) Gershon Shafir, "Institutional and Spontaneous Settlement Drives: Did Gush Emunim Make a Difference?" in The Impact of Gush Emunim: Politics and Settlement in the West Bank, edited by David Newman, London, Croom Helm, 1985, pp. 153-171.
(4) Gershon Shafir, "Interpretative Sociology and the Philosophy of Praxis: Comparing Max Weber and Antonio Gramsci,"Praxis International, Vol. 5, No. 1, April 1985, pp. 63-74.
Reprinted in James Martin ed., Antonio Gramsci: Critical Assessments of Leading Political Philosophers, London, Routledge, 2002, Vol. 2, pp. 49-61.
(5) Gershon Shafir, "The Incongruity Between Destiny and Merit: Max Weber on Meaningful Existence and Modernity,"British Journal of Sociology, Vol. 36, No. 4, December 1985, pp. 516-530.
(6) Gershon Shafir & Yoav Peled, "'Thorns in Your Eyes:' The Socioeconomic Basis of the Kahane Vote," in The Elections in Israel - 1984, edited by Asher Arian and Michal Shamir, Tel-Aviv: Ramot, 1986, pp. 189-206.
Hebrew version in Medina, Memshal Veyachasim Benleumiyim, No. 25, 1986, pp. 115-129.
(7) Yoav Peled & Gershon Shafir, "From Caste to Exclusion: The Dynamics of Modernization in the Russian Pale of Settlement," Studies in Contemporary Jewry, No. 3, 1987, pp. 98-114.
(8) Yoav Peled & Gershon Shafir, "Split Labor Market and the State: The Effect of Modernization on Jewish Industrial Workers in Tsarist Russia," American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 92, No. 6, May 1987, pp. 1435-1460.
(9) Gershon Shafir, "The Meeting of Eastern Europe and Yemen: 'Idealist Workers' and 'Natural Workers' in Early Zionist Settlement in Palestine," Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 13, No. 2, April 1990, pp. 172-197.
(10) Gershon Shafir, "Overdevelopment and Alternative Paths of Nationalism: A Comparison of Catalonia and the Baltic Republics," Journal of Baltic Studies, Vol. 23, No. 2, Summer 1992, pp. 105-120.
(11) Gershon Shafir, "Land, Labor, and Population in Zionist Colonization: General and Unique Aspects," in Uri Ram ed., Israeli Society: Critical Approaches, Breirot, Tel Aviv, 1993, pp. 104-119. In Hebrew
(12) Gershon Shafir, "Split Labor Market and the Sources of National Separatism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," in Marcel Van Der Linden & Jan Lucassen eds., Racism and the Labor Market: Historical Studies, Bern, Peter Lang, 1995, pp. 437-456.
(13) Gershon Shafir, "Zionist Immigration and Colonization in Palestine until 1948," in Cambridge Survey of World Migrations, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1995, pp. 405-409.
(14) Gershon Shafir, "Zionism and Colonialism," in Michael N. Barnett ed., Israel In ComparativePerspective: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom, N.Y., SUNY Press, 1996, pp. 227-242.
Reprinted in Ilan Pappe ed., Bridging Narratives: New Orientations in the Historiography of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, London, Routledge, 1999, pp. 81-96.
(15) Gershon Shafir, "Israeli Society: A Counterview," Israel Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2, Fall 1996, pp. 189-213.
(16) Peled Yoav & Gershon Shafir, "The Roots of Peacemaking: The Dynamic of Citizenship in Israel," International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 27, No. 3, August 1996, pp. 391-413.
(17) Gershon Shafir & Yoav Peled, "Citizenship and Stratification in an Ethnic Democracy," Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 21, No. 3, May 1998, pp. 408-427.
Reprinted in David C. Jacobson & Kamal Abdel-Malek eds., Israeli and Palestinian Identities in History and Literature., N.Y., St. Martin's Press, 1999, pp. 87-108. To be reprinted in Noah Lewin-Epstein & Moshe Semyonov eds. Stratification in Israel, Israeli Sociological Association.
(18) Gershon Shafir, "Business in Politics: Globalization and the Search for Peace in South Africa and Israel/Palestine." in Israel Affairs, Vol. 5, No. 2, Winter 1998, pp. 102-119.
Reprinted in David Levi-Faur et.al. eds., Israel: The Dynamics of Change and Continuity, London, Frank Cass, 1999, pp. 103-120.
(19) Gershon Shafir, "The Jarring Mission," in Fifty to Forty-Eight: Critical Moments in the History of the State of Israel, Jerusalem, Van Leer Institute, 1999, pp. 205-213. In Hebrew.
(20) Gershon Shafir & Yoav Peled, "Peace and Profit: The Globalization of Israeli Business and the Peace Process," in Gershon Shafir & Yoav Peled editors, The New Israel: Peacemaking and Liberalization, Boulder, Westview Press, 2000, pp. 243-264.
(21) Lev Louis Grinberg & Gershon Shafir, "Economic Liberalization and the Privatization of the Histadrut's Domain," in Gershon Shafir & Yoav Peled, editors, The New Israel: Peacemaking and Liberalization, Boulder, Westiew Press, 2000, pp. 103-127.
(22) Gershon Shafir, "Nationalism and Non-Racialism in South Africa," in Shlomo Ben-Ami et.al. eds., Ethnic Challenges to the Modern Nation-State, London, Macmillan, 2000, pp. 185-197.
(23) Gershon Shafir, �Citizenship and Human Rights in an Era of Globalization,� in Alison Brysk & Gershon Shafir, People Out of Place: Globalization, Human Rights, and the Citizenship Gap, N.Y., Routledge, 2004, pp. 11-25.
(24) Gershon Shafir, �Zionist Immigration Waves and Colonization in Palestine, 1882-1948,� in Akira Usuaki et. al. eds., Population Movement Beyond the Middle East, Japan Center for Area Studies, Osaka, 2005, pp. 25-38.
(25) Gershon Shafir, �Reflections on the Right of Return,� in Ian Lustick & Ann Lesch eds., Rights of Return, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005, pp. 297-317.
(26) Gershon Shafir, "Settler Citizenship in the Jewish Colonization of Palestine," in Caroline Elkins & Susan Pedersen, Settler Colonialism in the Twentieth Century: Project, Practices, Legacies, N.Y., Routledge, 2005, pp. 41-57.
(27) Gershon Shafir, "The Miscarriage of Peace: Israel, Egypt, the U.S., and the 'Jarring Plan' in the Early 1970's," Israel Studies Forum, Vol. 21, No. 1, Summer 2006, pp. 3-26.
(28) Gershon Shafir & Alison Brysk, "The Globalization of Rights: From Citizenship to Human Rights," Citizenship Studies,Vol. 10, No. 3, July 2006, pp. 275-287.
(29) Gershon Shafir, "Torturing Democracies: The Curious Debate over the 'Israeli Model,'" in Alison Brysk & Gershon Shafir eds., National Insecurity and Human Rights: Democracies Debate Counterterrorism, Berkeley, University of California Press, 2007, pp. 92-117.
(30) Gershon Shafir, Alison Brysk, and Daniel Wehrenfennig, "Human Rights in Hard Times," in Alison Brysk & Gershon Shafir eds., National Insecurity and Human Rights: Democracies Debate Counterterrorism , Berkeley, University of California Press, 2007, pp. 177-187.
(31) Gershon Shafir, "Israeli-Palestinian Peacemaking and Its Discontents," Contexts, Vol.6, No.4, Fall 2007, pp. 46-51.
(32) Gershon Shafir, "Legal and Institutional Responses to Contemporary Global Threats: An Introduction to the Report of the U.N. Secretary-General's High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change," California Western International Law Journal, Vol. 38, No. 1, Fall 2007, pp. 1-17.
C. IN PROGRESS
(1) Gershon Shafir & Cynthia Schairer, "'The 'War on Terror' as Moral Panic." (2) Gershon Shafir, "Israeli Exceptionalism and the Sociology of Baruch Kimmerling." (3) Gershon Shafir, "Capitalist Binationalism in Palestine and the 1936-1939 Arab Revolt."