Abraham Diskin is a professor (emeritus) of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Chairman of the School of Public Administration, Government and Law at the Academic Center for Law and Science, and a faculty member of the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. He was the Chair of the Political Science Department of the Hebrew University and the Chair of the Israel Political Science Association. Professor Diskin authored approximately 200 academic publications. He serves frequently as an analyst for both Israeli and international media and counsels Knesset committees, governmental ministries and leading Israeli politicians.
Areas of Research
Israeli politics, comparative politics, elections and electoral behavior, game theory, constitutions
Introduction to Political Science
Israeli Government and Politics
Diskin, A., Elections and Voters in Israel, New York: Praeger, 1991
Diskin, A., The Last Days in Israel: Understanding the New Israeli Democracy, London: Frank Cass, 2003
Diskin, A., The Presidents, Jerusalem: Maggie, 2008 (Hebrew).
Bertie (Diskin, A.), Dereams from the Memory Box (Stories), Hevel Modi'in: Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Dvir, 2018 (Hebrew)
Diskin, A., and Koppel, M., “Voting Power: An Information Theory Approach”, Social Choice and Welfare, 2010, 34(1): 105-119.
Koppel, M., and Diskin, A., “Measuring Disproportionality, Volatility and Malapportionment: Axiomatization and Solutions”, Social Choice and Welfare, 2009, 33 (2): 281-286.
Abramson, P.R., Aldrich, J.H., Blais, A., Diamond, M., Diskin, A., Indridason, I.H., Lee, D.J., and Levine, R., “Comparing Strategic Voting under FPTP and PR”, Comparative Political Studies, 43, 61-90, January 2010.
Diskin, A., Koppel, M., and Samet, D., “Generalized Raiffa Solutions”, Games and Economic Behavior, 2011
Diskin, A., Diskin, H., and Hazan, R.Y., “Why Democracies Collapse: A Study of Reasons for Democratic Failure and Success”, International Political Science Review, Vol. 25, No. 3, July 2005, pp. 291-309 (2011, in Badie, B., Berg-Schlosser, D. and Morilino, L., (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Political Science, Sage Publications, Inc.)
Abramson, P.R., Aldrich, J.H., Diskin, A., Houck, A., Levine, R., Scotto, T.J., "The British General Election of 2010 under Different Voting Rules", Electoral Studies, 30: 134-39, 2013
Rohn, E., Kalech, M., and Diskin, A., "Coalition formation decision support system", Social Science Computer Review, vol. 34, 1-19, 2015
Hazan, R.Y., and Diskin, A., "Plus ça Change, Plus C’est La Même Chose: The 2015 Israeli Elections", Electoral Studies, vol. 40, 411-418, 2015
Diskin, A. and E. Navon, “Israel”, European Political Data Yearbook (European Journal of Political Research), vol. 57, 2018
Kalech, M., Koppel, M., Diskin, A., Rohn, E., and Roshansky, I., "Formation of Parties and Coalitions in Multiple Referendums", Group Decisions and Negotiation, 2020