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Name: Dr. Nir Atmor

Position: Lecturer

Department: Multidisciplinary Tracks; Nursing; Behavioral Sciences.

Email: nira@zefat.ac.il 


Areas of Interest: Political Science, Comparative Politics, Israeli Politics.


Biographical Info:

Nir Atmor received a PhD in Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His areas of research include Israeli democracy and comparative politics. He published articles and books chapters on the Israeli electoral systems, candidate selection methods, turnouts, and participation in general and municipal elections in Israel. He also published a book about electoral systems for democratic legislatures (2010), co-authored series of books on Israeli democracy index, and co-authored a book on voter turnout in Israeli general elections (2015).

 

Teaching: Methodology for Social Science; Computer Application (SPSS); Democracy and Elections; US Politics and Government; 


Awards

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Political Science: Received scholarship for excellence (2002; 2006-2007). 

The Citizens' Empowerment Center in Israel (CECI): scholarship (2007).

The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute: scholarship (2008).

Zefat Academic College: Winner of the prize for excellent lecturer for the academic year 2017-2018

 

Selected Publications:

Articles

  1. Atmor, Nir and Chen Friedberg, Forthcoming. “Gender Gaps in the Center versus the Periphery: Evidence from The Israeli Elections”, Israel Studies Review.
  2. Atmor, Nir and Chen Friedberg, 2017. “Who turned out at the Polls? Socioeconomic and Geographic Perspectives on 2015 Voter Turnouts in Israel”, in: Eithan Orkibi and Manfred Gerstenfeld (eds.), Israel at the Polls 2015: A Moment of Transformative Stability, Routledge. 
  3. Atmor, Nir and Chen Friedberg, 2016. “Who Turned out at the Polls? Socioeconomic and Geographic Perspectives on 2015 Voter Turnouts in Israel”, Israel Affairs, 22 (3-4): 597-612.
  4. Atmor, Nir and Chen Friedberg, 2015. “Participation in the 19th Knesset Elections: Center versus Periphery”, in Michal Shamir (ed.), The Elections in Israel 2013, New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, pp. 85-106.
  5. Atmor Nir and Assaf Siani, 2010. “Party Websites in the 2009 Elections: A Comparative View”, in Erez Cohen and Azi Lev on (eds.), Connected: Politics, Technology and Society in Israel, 177-210‏.
  6. Atmor, Nir, Reuven Hazan and Gideon Rahat, 2011. “Candidate Selection”, in Josep M. Colomer (ed.), Personal Representation: The Neglected Dimension of Electoral Systems, Colchester: ECPR Press, pp. 21-36. 
  7. Atmor Nir, Rahat Gideon, 2009. “Electoral Reform in Israel: Proportional-Regional Systems and their Electoral Consequences”, in Kasif Erez (ed.), Dividing the Land: On the Regional Distribution System and on Distributive Justice. Jerusalem: Carmel, pp. 261-285.
  8. Atmor, Nir, 2008. “The Internet Race: Parties and the Online Campaign in the 2006 Elections”, in Asher Arian and Michal Shamir (eds.), The Elections in Israel 2006, New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, pp. 295-322.


Books:

  1. Nir Atmor and Chen Friedberg (eds.), 2015. Voter Turnout in Israeli General Elections, Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute.
  2. Nir Atmor, 2010. Electoral Systems for Democratic Legislative Bodies, Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute.
  3. Herman, Tamar, Nir Atmor, Ella Heller, Yuval Lebel, 2013. The Israeli Democracy Index 2013. Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute. [Also in Hebrew]
  4.  Herman, Tamar, Nir Atmor, Ella Heller, Yuval Lebel, 2012. The Israeli Democracy Index 2012. Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute. [Also in Hebrew]
  5. Herman, Tamar, Nir Atmor, Karmit Haber, Ella Heller, Dror Walter, Raphael Ventura and Yuval Lebel, 2011. The Israeli Democracy Index 2011. Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute. [Also in Hebrew]
  6. Arian, Asher, Tamar Hermann, Nir Atmor, Yael Hadar, Yuval Lebel and Hila Zaban, 2008. The 2008 Israeli Democracy Index: Between the State and Civil Society, Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute. [Also in Hebrew]
  7. Arian Asher, Nir Atmor and Yael Hadar, 2007. The 2007 Israeli Democracy Index: Cohesion in a Divided Society Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute. [Also in Hebrew]
  8. Arian Asher, Nir Atmor and Yael Hadar, 2006. The 2006 Israeli Democracy Index: Changes in Israel’s Political Party System: Dealignment or Realignment? Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute. [Also in Hebrew]
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