Prof. Guy Ben-Porat

Guy Ben-Porat
Research Fellow
Fields of Practice: 
public policy and multiculturalism, police and minorities, church-state relations and secularization processes, globalization and its affect on peace processes

Guy Ben-Porat is a member of the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His PhD dissertation (Political Science, Johns Hopkins University) focused on the impact of globalization on peace processes. An updated and modified version of this dissertation, published as a book (Global Liberalism, Local Populism: Peace and Conflict in Israel/Palestine and Northern Ireland, Syracuse University Press, 2006), compared peace processes in Israel/Palestine and Northern Ireland and examined the incentives that globalization created for the resolution of protracted conflicts and the counter-movements it sparked. His recent research concerns the impact of economic and demographic changes on secularization and religious authority. The findings were published in his book Between State and Synagogue: The Secularization of Contemporary Israel (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Guy Ben-Porat’s current research focuses on relations between police and minorities and various questions related to policing multicultural states. At the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute he co-chaired, with Prof. Yossi Yona and Dr. Bashir Bashir, a research group on public policy and multiculturalism, and later a research group titled Religion, Economy, and Secularization: Between the State and the Economy. He currently chairs a research group on police and policing.

Publications in the Institute