Dr. Amal Jamal

 Ph.D., Free University of Berlin, Political Science, 1996

Office Hours:

Wednesdays 11:30-12:30

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Research Interests:

Comparative Politics, Political Communication and Political Theory

Professional Affiliations:

Amal Jamal is interested in several research fields that include State Structure and Civil Society, Political Democratization and Civil Liberalization, Social Movements, Media Consumption and Identity Construction, Minority Nationalism and Struggle for Civic Equality. He published several articles in professional journals in four languages. He is working currently on publishing two books and one monograph in his fields of research



Books & Monographs


A. JamalState Formation and Media Regime in Palestine. Tel Aviv: Tami Steinmet Center for Peace Studies. 2003. (pp. 156).

A. Jamal Media Politics and State Building in Palestine Sussex: Sussex Academic Press. 2005. (pp. 207).

A. Jamal Israeli Media: Between Structural Pluralism and the Hegemony of the National Discourse. Ramallah: Madar Press. 2005. (pp. 347).

A. Jamal Deliberations on Collective Rights and the National State Haifa: Mada Al-Carmel Press. 2005. (pp. 220).

A. Jamal The Palestinian National Movement and the Politics of Contention, 1967-2005. Indinapolis: Indian University Press, 2005. (pp. 229).

A. Jamal Citizenship Lexicon for Arab Schools in Israel Jerusalem: Gilo Center for Civic Education and Democracy, 2005. (pp. 123)

A. Jamal The Culture of Media Consumption Among National Minorities: The Arab Society in Israel. Nazareth: I’lam, 2006. (pp. 201)

A. Jamal The Representation of Arab Leadership in Arab Commercial Newspapers. Nazareth: I’lam, 2006. (pp. 124)

A. Jamal Women Image in the News of Arab Commercial Newspapers. Nazareth: I’lam, 2006. (pp.80)



Refereed Articles


A. Jamal Palestinian State-Formation, the Media and the Prospects of Democracy in Palestine Majalat Al-Dirasat Al-Filastiniya vol. 40, 1999. (pp. 112-135) (Arabic)

A. Jamal The Palestinians in the Israeli Peace Discourse: A Conditional Partnership Journal of Palestine Studies vol. XXX, no. 1, 2000. (pp. 36-51)

A. Jamal State-Formation, Media and the Prospects of Democracy in Palestine Media Culture and Society vol. 22, no. 2, 2000. (pp. 497-505)

A. Jamal The Palestinian Media: An Obedient Servant or a Vanguard of Democracy Journal of Palestine Studies vol. xxix, no. 2, 2000. (pp. 45-59)

A. Jamal Politics and Government in Israel: Ethnic Democracy Model and the Critique of Reality (וביקורת המציאות המשטר של מדינת ישראל: מודל הדמוקרטיה האתנית ) Israeli Sociology vol.2, no. 2, 2000. (pp. 631-645) (Hebrew)

A. Jamal Conflict Transformation, Reconciliation and the Imperative of Mutual Recognition (הכרה הדדית, פיוס וטרנספורמציה של סכסוכים: היבטים תיאורטיים ) Israeli Sociology Vol. 3, no. 2, 2001. (pp.313-341) (Hebrew)

A. Jamal State-Building, Institutionalization and Democracy: The Palestinian Experience Mediterranean Politics Vol. 6, No. 3, 2001. (pp. 1-30).

A. Jamal State-Building and Media Regime: Censoring the Emerging Public Sphere in Palestine Gazette: The International Journal for Communication vol. 63, no. 2 -3, 2001. (pp. 263-282).

A. Jamal Engendering State Building: The Women’s Movement and Gender Regime in Palestine Middle East Journal, vol. 55, no. 2, 2001. (pp. 256-276).

A. Jamal The Dialectics of ‘Othering’ in Zionist Thought: Arabs and Oriental Jews in Israel Tel Aviver Jahrbuch Fuer Deutsche Geschichte, vol.XXX, 2002. (pp. 283-311)

A. Jamal Beyond ‘Ethnic Democracy’: State Structure, Multi-Cultural Conflict and Differentiated Citizenship in Israel New Political Science, vol. 24, no. 3, 2002. (pp. 411-431)

A. Jamal Palestinian Dynamics of Self-Representation: Identity and Difference in Palestinian Nationalism Hagar: International Journal of Social Research vol. 4, no. 1-2 (2003). (pp. 65-88)

A. Jamal Feminist Media and the Engendering of Palestinian Nationalism Feminist Media Studies vol. 4, no. 2, (2004). (pp. 131-148)

A. Jamal Liberal Zionism: Judicial Discourse and the Challenges of Multiculturalism in Israel State and Society vol. 4, no. 1 (December 2004). (pp. 789-823) (Hebrew)

A. Jamal The Ambiguities of Minority Patriotism: On Love for Homeland versus State among Palestinian Citizens of Israel Nationalism and Ethnic Politics vol. 10, no. 3 (Autumn 2004). (pp. 433-471)

A. Jamal On the Morality of Arab Collective Rights in Israel Adalah’s Electronic Newsletter. No. 12 (April 2005).

A. Jamal Ethnic Nationalism, Native Minorities and Politics: On the Dynamics of Constructing National Inequality in Israel Society and Economy in Israel: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, vol1, Avi Bareli, Daniel Gutwein and Tuvia Friling (eds.) (Sede Boqer and Jerusalem: The Ben Gurion Research Institute and Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi Press, 2005. (pp. 145-182). (Hebrew)

A. Jamal Citizenship as Resistance: Arab Politics in Israel Revisited. Nimer Sultani (ed.) Israel and the Palestinian Minority 2005. Haifa: Mada Al-Carmel Press, 2005. (pp. 207-218).

A. Jamal Arab Leadership in Israel: Ascendance and Fragmentation. Journal of Palestine Studies. Vol. Xxxv, no. 2 (Winter 2006) (pp. 1-17)

A. Jamal The Syndrome of Imaginative Equality and the Cunning of Cultural Exclusion: Arabs in Israeli Reality TV Shows. The Present Absentees Report. Jerusalem: Second TV and Radio Agency, 2006. (Hebrew)

A. Jamal The Vision of the ‘Political Nation’ and the Challenge of ‘State of all its Citizens’: Explorations in Azmi Bishara’s Political Thought.” Alpayeem Journal . No. 30 (Winter 2006), pp. 71-113.

A. Jamal Political Participation and the Lack of Effective Vote for Arabs in Israel.” In: Shlomo Hasson and Michael Karayanni (eds.) Arabs in Israel: Barriers to Equality (Jerusalem: Floersheimer Institute for Policy Studies), pp. 125-140 (Hebrew)



Accepted for Publication:


A. Jamal Strategies of Minority Struggle for Equality In Ethnic States: Arab Politics in Israel (Citizenship Studies, vol. 11, no. 3 2007).



Submitted for Publication:


A. Jamal Ethnic Nationalism, Native Minorities and Politics: On the Dynamics of Constructing National Inequality in Israel (Ethnicities)



Chapters in Refereed Books:


A. Jamal Civil Society without state? The Palestinian Case. Ibrahim, F., Wedel H., (eds.) Problems of Civil Society in the Middle East Leske & Budrich, Oplanden, 1995. (pp. 165-179). (German).

A. Jamal Abstention as Participation: The Labyrinth of Arab Politics in Israel. Arian, A., Shamir, M., (eds.) The Elections in Israel 2001 Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute, 2002. (pp. 55- 103).

A. Jamal Power-Relations, Recognition and Dialogue: The Dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian Peace. Eisenberg, L., Caplan, N., Sokoloff, N., Abu-Nimer, M., (eds.) Traditions and Transitions in Israel Studies New York: SUNY Press, 2002. (pp. 239-262).

A. Jamal Between Homeland, Nation and State: Patriotism among Palestinians in Israel. (בין מולדת עם ומדינה ) D. Bar-Tal, A. Ben Amos (eds.) Patriotism: We Love you Homeland, Tel Aviv: Hakibutz Hameochad, 2004. (pp. 393-446). (Hebrew)

A. Jamal The Structure and Culture of Israeli Communication Regime. C. Mansour (ed.) Dalil Israel (מדריך ישראל) , Washington DC.: Institute for Palestine Studies, 2004. (pp. 371-433 ) (Arabic).

A. Jamal The Palestinian IDPs in Israel and the Predicament of Return: Between Imagining the “Impossible” and Enabling the “Imaginative”. Ann Lesch and Ian Lustick (eds.) Exile and Return: Predicaments of Palestinians and Jews, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005. (pp. 133-160).

A. Jamal Political and Ideological Factors of Conflict in Palestinian Society. Hans Joerg Albrecht, Simon, Razaei, Rohne and Kiza eds.) Conflict and Conflict Resolution in Middle Eastern Societies: Between Tradition and Modernity. Freiburg: Max Planck Institute in Freiburg, 2006. (pp. 229-256)

A. Jamal Referenda as Decision Making Mechanism in Rigid Ethno-National States: Israel as Example. Dana Ariele-Horowitz (ed.) Phantom in Politics: Referenda in Israel Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 2006. (pp.165-191)


Accepted Chapters in Refereed Books:


1. A Jamal The Dilemmas of Multiculturalism in Israel. Alain Dieckhoff (ed.) Israel. Paris: Librairie Artheme Fayard, 2007.




Other Publications


Articles in Non-Refereed Journals:

A. Jamal Arab Leadership in Crisis Sada A-Tarbiya vol. 49, Summer 2001. (Pp. 27-32). (Arabic)

A. Jamal On the Politics of Conditional Recognition: Palestinians in the Israeli Peace Discourse Al-Aswar no. 23, 2001. (Pp. 74-120). (Arabic)

A. Jamal On Liberal Zionism: A Critical Appraisal Israeli Issues vol. 11-12, 2003. (pp. 43-72). (Arabic)

A. Jamal Thoughts on the Dilemma of Under-Representation and In-Affectivity Eretz Acheret, 2003. (pp. 20-24). (Hebrew)

A. Jamal Initial Contemplations on the Sociology and Perception of Arab Leadership in Israel Mitzad Shini, no. 6-7, 2004. (pp.4-9). (Hebrew)

A. Jamal The Media and Identity Formation. Nationality and Citizenship in the Media, I’LAM – Media Center for Arab Palestinians in Israel, July 2003. (pp. 6-10). (English & Arabic)

A. Jamal Colonialism with Intention and Moral Responsibility Mada Akhar, vol. 1, no. 1 (September 2005) (pp. 152-168). (Arabic)

Book reviews:


Joel Migdal, Through the Lens of Israel. In: Middle East Journal, vol. 56, no. 1 (2002), pp. 159-161.

As’ad Ghanem, The Palestinian-Arab Minority in Israel, 1948-2000. In: Middle East Journal vol. 56, no. 2 (2002), pp. 340-342.

Gershon Shafir and Yoav Peled, Being Israeli: The Dynamics of Multiple Citizenship, Israeli Sociology, (2005).

Yoan Yossi and Yehouda Shenhav, What is Multiculturalism, Jama’a Journal (forthcoming).