Rami Zeedan

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Jewish Studies
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Wesscoe Hall Room 4027



  • Politics and Government in Israel
  • The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
  • The Arab-Palestinian Society in Israel
  • Politics of the Middle East (Internarial relations & comparative politics)
  • Zionism and the Establishment of Israel
  • The Historian's Research Tools
  • Research Methods in Political Sciences
  • Statistics, Surveys, and polling methods


  • History of modern Israel
  • Israeli politics
  • Middle-Eastern politics
  • Ethnic politics
  • Urban affairs
  • Local governments
  • Public opinion

Selected Publications


Zeedan, R. (2019). The Arab-Palestinian Society in the Israeli Political System in the- Integration versus Segregation in the Twenty-First Century. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. ISBN 978-1-4985-5314-8. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498553148/Arab-Palestinian-Society-in-the-Israeli-Political-System-Integration-vs-Segregation-in-the-Twenty-First-Century  

Zeedan, R. (2015). Battalion of Arab- The History of the Minorities' Unit in the IDF from 1948 to 1956. Ben Shemen, Israel: Modan Publishing, in cooperation with Maarachot. 235 pages. (Hebrew)


Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Zeedan, R. (2019). The 2016 US Presidential Elections: What Went Wrong in Pre-Election Polls? Demographics Help to Explain. J, 2, 84-101. DOI: 10.3390/j2010007

Zeedan, R. (2019). The Role of Military Service in the Integration/Segregation of Muslims, Christians, and Druze within Israel." Societies 9(1): 1.DOI:10.3390/soc9010001

Zeedan, R. (2018). Predicting the Vote in Kinship-Based Municipal Elections- the case of Arab localities in Israel. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 38(1), pp. 87-102. DOI: 10.1080/13602004.2018.1432149

Zeedan, R. (2017). Bigger, but not always Better: Size and Local Democracy in Israeli Amalgamated Local Governments. Journal of Urban Affairs, 39 (5), pp. 711-728.  DOI: 10.1080/07352166.2016.1262701

Zeedan, R., Vigoda-Gadot, E., & Ben-Artzi Y. (2017). "Causes of (and Solutions for?) Financial Crises in Local Governments: Insights from Local Arab Authorities in Israel", Administration & Society, 49 (7), pp. 1065-1083. (Advance online publication 21.11.2014). DOI:10.1177/0095399714556501

Zeedan, R. (2013). "Israel’s 2003 Plan for Unification of Local Authorities". Israel Affairs. 19:1: 170-190. DOI:10.1080/13537121.2013.748293


Invited Entries in Encyclopedias

Zeedan, R. (forthcoming) “The Druze Community in Israel.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Jewish Studies. Ed. Naomi Seidman. New York: Oxford University Press.

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