My work combines both cross-country and within-country analyses of political parties’ internal functioning and interaction with one another in party systems. During my MA in Political Science at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, my studies and early research focused on British Politics, examining in particular the process of electoral reform at the national level (2011 AV Referendum) and intra-party candidate and leadership selection in the Labour Party.

Upon embarking on my PhD at the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, I sought to expand my theoretical and empirical understandings of political parties’ interaction with one another in the process of coalition formation and interal dynamics in the process of candidate selection.

My dissertation seeks to evaluate parties’ direct appeals to the electorate (using party manifestos and printed campaign advertisements) and determine the ways in which these appeals impact the processes of coalition formation and candidate selection. The project compares Israel and The Netherlands across time with the intention of expanding the research to a multi-country project after the completion of the PhD. 

Works under Review:

  • What Determines a Party’s Choice of Incumbent Renomination Process? The Case of the British Labour Party, 1979-2017.

Works in Progress:

  • Parties’ Representational Claims—A New Framework for Evaluating Parties’ Representative Intentions and Its Implications for Intra- and Inter-Party Politics in Israel, and the Netherlands.
  • Fitting the Odd Parties In—Parties’ Representational Claims and Their Implications for Coalition Formation.
  • Parties’ Representational Claims and Their Impact on Choice of Candidate Selection Methods.
  • Manifestos versus Campaign Ads—Parties’ Demographic Appeals to Voters in Israel and the Netherlands, 1977-2015.

Please email me if you would like a copy of my papers.