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Queen's University

Oded Haklai

B.A. (Hebrew); M.A. (UBC); Ph.D. (Toronto)

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Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room C431
Phone: (613) 533-6246
Fax: (613) 533-6848


Research Interests

Politics of nationalism and ethnicity; majority-minority relations; Middle East politics; politics of Israel; Palestinian-Israeli relations; democratization and ethnicity

Brief Biography

Oded Haklai has been teaching at Queen’s since July 2004. His book on the politics of Palestinian nationalism within Israel was awarded the 2012 Shapiro Award for best book in Israel Studies. In addition, he has research projects on the political activism of Israeli settlers in comparative perspective, the impact of democratization on ethnic politics, and ethnicity and democratic governance in the Middle East at a time of transition. Winner of several prestigious research grants, Haklai has held several visiting fellowships including at the Truman Institute at the Hebrew University, the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University, and the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at the Elliott School, George Washington University.

Selected Publications

Palestinian Ethnonationalism in Israel (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011).
Winner of the 2012 Shapiro Award from the Association for Israel Studies  

Democracy and Protracted Conflict: The Dilemmas of Israel’s Peacemaking. Co-edited with Miriam F. Elman and Hendrik Spruyt (Syracuse University Press, 2013).

Democratization and Minorities: Conflict or Accommodation, co-edited with Jacques Bertrand (Routledge, 2013)

“Religious-Nationalist Mobilization and State Penetration: Lessons from Jewish Settler Activism in Israel and the West Bank,” Comparative Political Studies (2007).

 “Authoritarianism and Islamic Movements in the Middle East: Research and Theory-Building in the Twenty-First Century,” International Studies Review 11: 1 (March 2009), 27-45.

“State Mutability and Ethnic Civil Society: The Palestinian Arab Minority in Israel,”Ethnic and Racial Studies 39:5 (June 2009), 864-882.

“Helping the Enemy? Why Transnational Jewish Philanthropic Foundations Donate to Palestinian NGOs in Israel,” Nations and Nationalism 14:3 (July 2008), 581-599.

With Eric Kaufmann “Dominant Ethnicity: From Minority to Majority,” Nations and Nationalism 14: 4 (October 2008), 743-767.

Also “Reply: on the importance of distinguishing dominant ethnicity from nationalism” a Response to Andreas Wimmer, “Against unilinearism: the multiple paths of ethno-political development,” 813-816.

Course(s) taught in 2012-2013

POLS 242 - Comparative Politics: Contemporary Regimes (Winter term)

POLS 348 - Middle East Politics (Fall term)

POLS 435 - The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (Fall term)

POLS 900 - Methods of Political Studies (co-taught with Andrew Lister) (Fall term)

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000