On The Contributors

Charles Tilly
Immanuel Wallerstein
Yeşim Arat
Emanuele Ottolenghi 
Jeffry Frieden
David M Smith
Yossi Yonah
Ilan Talmud
Ella Shohat







Charles Tilly (Ph.D. in Social Relations, Harvard 1958) teaches social sciences at Columbia University. His recent books include European Revolutions (1993), Popular Contention in Great Britain (1995), Roads 
from Past to Future (1997), Work Under Capitalism (1998), Durable Inequality (1998), and Dynamics of Contention (2001).

Immanuel Wallerstein is Director of the Fernand Braudel Center at Binghamton University and Senior Research Scholar at Yale University. He is the author of The Modern World-system, and most recently, The End of the World As We Know It: Social Science for the Twenty-first Century.

Yeşim Arat is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. She is the
author of Patriarchal Paradox: Women Politicians in Turkey (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1989) and co-editor (with Barbara Laslett and Johanna Brenner) of Rethinking the Political: Gender, Resistance and the State (University of Chicago Press, 1995). She has written numerous articles in edited volumes and professional journals among which are
International Political Science Review (1985), The Muslim World (1990), Middle East Report (1996), Princeton Papers (1996), Political Psychology (1998), Women and Politics (1998), Social Politics (1999) and Journal of International Affairs (2000). Her current research is on Islamist women in Turkey.

Emanuele Ottolenghi is Junior Research Fellow in Israel Studies at the Middle East Centre of St. Antony’s College (Oxford University) and at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, where he is a lecturer in Israeli politics.  Recent publications include ‘Carl Schmitt and the Jewish Leviathan: The Supreme Court vs. the Sovereign Knesset’ in Israel Studies 6,1: Spring 2001; ‘Religion and Democracy in Israel’ in The Political Quarterly (Special Issue), September 2000.

Jeffry Frieden is Professor of Government at Harvard University.  He specializes in the politics of international monetary and financial relations.  Frieden is the author of Banking on the World:  The Politics of American International Finance (1987) and of Debt, Development, and Democracy:  Modern Political Economy and Latin America, 1965‑1985 (1991);  and the editor or co-editor a number of other books on related topics.  His articles on the politics of international economic issues have appeared in a wide variety of scholarly and general-interest publications.

David M Smith is Professor of Geography at Queen Mary, University of
London. His research on inequality and social justice includes both
theory and case studies set in the United States, Eastern Europe, South
Africa and Israel. His latest book is 'Moral Geographies: Ethics in a
World of Difference', published by Edinburgh University Press.  

Yossi Yonah teaches philosophy of education and political philosophy in the department of education, Ben Gurion University. He published numerous essays on the political philosophy of Jean Jacques Rousseau, democracy and political legitimacy and multiculturalism. 

Ilan Talmud studies economic sociology, social networks, organizations,
political sociology, social stratification, gender, and labor markets.
Currently he focuses on globalization and changing labor conditions, the
linkage between virtual and real networks, knowledge in organizations, and political consequences of social capital. 

Ella Shohat is Professor of Media Studies and Women's Studies at the City University of New York-Graduate Center. She has lectured and published extensively on the intersection of post-colonialism, multiculturalism, and gender, as well as on Zionist discourse and the Mizrahi question. Her award-winning books include Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation (Univ. of Texas Press, 1989), Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media (with R. Stam, Routledge, 1994), Dangerous Liaisons: Gender, Nation and Postcolonial Perspectives (co-edited, Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1997) and Talking Visions: Multicultural Feminism in a Transnational Age (MIT Press in collaboration with the New Museum, 1998). A recipient of Rockefeller fellowship, she has served on the editorial board of such  journals as Social Text, Public Culture, Jouvert and Critique.  Her work has been translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Hebrew, German, Persian and Turkish.

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