Senior Lecturer at the School of Political Science, University of Haifa, Israel
I am a Senior Lecturer at the School of Political Science, University of Haifa, Israel. The main theme that unites my academic activity is realism and moralism in politics and in political theory; I explore how to study politics and how to engage in political activity in political and effective ways.
My first stream of research engages with the literature on corruption, and particularly the history of the conceptualizations of corruption. The main interest is how moralism shapes our understanding of corruption and the development of “anti-anti-corruption” approach. My second stream of research focuses on the politics of the Palestinian citizens of Israel and the nature of the Israeli regime more generally.
My research was published in leading political science journals, and featured in various media outlets including the New Yorker, the Washington Post, the Jerusalem Post, and Haaretz.
(Alberto O. Hirschman)