Jonathan Mendilow
Chairperson of Political Science; Professor Email: jmendilow@rider.edu
Phone Number: (609)896-5267
Office Location:
FA 285

Faculty Office Hours

Mailing Address:
2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Role: 
Faculty
Title: 
Chairperson of Political Science; Professor
Email: 
jmendilow@rider.edu
Phone Number: 
(609)896-5267
Mailing Address: 
2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Office Location: 
FA 285

Jonathan Mendilow is a recepient of the British Academy Award and a Fulbright Scholar. He has published extensively in political theory and comparative politics. His latest book, on Ideology, party Change and Electoral Campaigns, has been published by New York University Press. His research interests include Middle Eastern politics, political campaigns, and the problems of democracy in the age of the internet. He teaches such courses as Modern Democracy and its Critics, the Politics of the Middle East, Terrorism Revolutions and Political Violence, and Comparative Political Systems.

EDUCATION

  • 1980 Ph.D. (with distinction) Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Dissertation: The World of the Past and the Society of the Future:Conservative Reaction to Industrial Revolution (supervisor: Jacob Talmon).
  • 1976 M.A. (with distinction) Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Political Science and International Relations.
  • 1973 B.A. (with distinction) Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Political Science and International Relations.

EXPERIENCE

  • 2009-Present Chair, IPSA Research Council 20, Political Fiance and Political Corruption
  • 2006-Present Chair, Department of Political Science, Rider University
  • 1993-Present Rider University Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    Professor, Political Science department
  • 1987-1993 Rider University Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    Associate Professor
  • 1985-7 University of Southern California Los Angeles, California
    Visiting Professor
  • 1979-85 University of Tel Aviv Tel Aviv, Israel
    Assistant Professor
  • 1980-85 Joseph Saltiel College Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel
    Assistant Professor
  • 1980 Yale University New Haven, Connecticut
    Visiting Scholar
  • 1978-80 Joseph Saltiel College Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel
    Instructor

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • 2005 –present Chairman, Department of Political Science, Rider University.
  • 1981-85 Joseph Saltiel College Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Chairman, Division of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts
  • Manager, Office of Public Relations, City of Jerusalem

PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • (editor). Money, Corruption, and Electoral Competition in Established and Emerging Democracies (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012).
  • Ideology, Party Change and Electoral Campaigns in Israel (N.Y: New York University, 2003. Paperback ed. 2004) 300 pp.
  • The Romantic Tradition in British Political Thought (N.Y : Barnes and Noble, 1985; London & Sydney; Croom & Helm, 1986) 272 pp.
  • (editor). From the French Revolution to the Rise of Fascism: Readings in the History of Political Thought (Tel Aviv, Dyonon, 1982) 211 pp.

Other Refereed Professional Publications

  • “Political Funding and Political Corruption: A Burkean Perspective” , Studies of Changing Societies , I , pp. 129-145.
  • “Israel’s Palestinians –From Quietism to Indigence”, Israeli Studies Review , xxvii (summer  2012) , pp. 142-160.
  • “Political Finance, Corruption, and the Future of Democracy” , J.Mendilow (ed), Money, Corruption, and Electoral Competition in Established and Emerging Democracies (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012), pp. 1-17.
  • With Michael Brogan “The MSG Effects of Public Party Funding” J.Mendilow (ed), Money, Corruption, and Electoral Competition in Established and Emerging Democracies (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012), pp. 56 -82.
  • “Corrupcion  y Financiecion  Electoral ”,  Eunomia   2  , August  2012, pp. 3-16.
  • With Michael Brogan, “Public Party Funding and Interparty Competition: Clean Elections in Maine and Arizona”, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, March 2012, pp.120-133.
  • With Michael Brogan. “ The Telescoping Effects of Public Campaign Funding: Evaluating the Impact of Clean Elections in Arizona, Maine , and New Jersey”, Politics and Policy  40 (June 2012), pp. 492-518.
  • "The Hidden Agenda of the 2009 Elections”, Israel Studies Forum , November 2010 , pp. 81-102.
  • “David Rebovich : the Art of Teaching Politics” , PS : Political Science and Politics , 41 , 2008 , pp. 891-893.
  • “Party Strategy in the 2006 Elections”, Asher Arian, Michal Shamir (eds) , The Elections in Israel 2006 (New Brunswick : Transaction, 2008 ) pp. 49-89.
  • “Jerusalem”, World Book Encyclopedia, pp. 94-103.
  • “Some Political Aspects of Islam”, Collegiate Press publications on Middle Eastern Studies, Summer 2007.
  • “Tory Judaism? The Jewish Doctrines of Benjamin Disraeli”, Studia Judaica, 20, 2007, pp. 91-111.
  • “European Identity in the Age of the Internet: A Toquevillian Perspective”, Studia Europaena, 52, 2007, pp. 145-165.
  • “Uniqueness and Similarity; 2003 and the Study of Israeli Parties,” Israeli Studies Forum , 20, 2007 , pp 86-88.
  • “The State of Israel Against Amnon Zichroni-A Review Essay,” Israel Studies Forum, 19, 2006 , pp 21-39.
  • “Public Campaign Funding and Party System Change: The Israeli Experience,” Israel Studies Forum 19 (Fall 2003), pp. 115-123.
  • “The Likud’s 1999 Campaign and the Headwaters of Defeat,” Asher Arian, Michal Shamir, eds. The Elections in Israel 1999, (Albany, NY: SUNY, 2002), pp. 197-220. Hebrew version, (Jerusalem: The Israel Democracy Institute, 2001), pp. 132-167.
  • “The Electoral Campaign of 2001 and the ‘Weak-Strong Prime Minister Syndrome,’” Israel Studies Forum 17 (Fall 2001), pp. 23-46.
  • “The Internet and the Problem of Legitimacy: A Tocquevillian Approach,” Bosah Ebo, ed. Cyberimperialism?, (Praeger, Westport, CT, 2001), pp. 43-64.
  • “The Effects of Public Funding on Party Participation: An Hypothesis and Case Study, “ Stuart Nagal, ed. Handbook of Global Political Policy (New York: Marcel Dekker; 2000), pp. 605-624. reprinted in Hans Nassmacher (ed ) , Foundations for Democracy ( Baden -Baden : Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2001 ) pp. 222-239.
  • “The Likud’s Dilemma - Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” Asher Arian, ed. The Israeli Elections - 1996 (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1999), pp. 127-210. Hebrew version, (Jerusalem: The Israel Democracy Institute, 1999) pp. 233-262.
  • “What is Conservatism?-Some Signposts in the Wilderness,” Journal of Political Ideologies, 1 (December 1996) pp. 221-236.
  • “PPF and the Schemes of Mice and Men-The Case of the 1992 Elections in Israel,” Party Politics, 2 (July 1996) pp. 329-353.
  • “Africa: Politics and Government,” Kent Rasmussen (ed), Survey of the Social Sciences: Government and Politics (Los Angeles: Magil Books), 1996, pp. 20-28).
  • “Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Night of Ambiguity of Conservatism” Political Theory, 23 (February 1995), pp. 128-146.
  • “The 1992 Elections in Israel: Valence and Position Dimensions,” Asher Arian and Michal Shamir (eds.), The Elections in Israel, 1992 (NY: SUNY Press, 1995) pp. 207-235.
  • “Soviet Intellectuals and the Disagreement with Party Policy” F.N. Magill (ed) Magill’s History of Europe (Los Angeles: Grolier Corporation, 1995) pp. 17-28.
  • “Waiting for the Axe to Fall: Carlyle’s Place in Study of Crises of Authority” Political Research Quarterly XLVI (Sep. 1993), pp. 1-18.
  • “The Swing of the Pendulum: The Israeli Labor Alignment, 1988” International Journal of Middle East Studies 25 (Summer, 1993) pp. 241-259.
  • “Cycle of Legitimacy: Some Preliminary Thoughts on the Collapse of the USSR” Collegiate Press monograph.
  • “Public Party Funding and Party Transformation in Multi-Party Systems” Comparative Political Studies XXV (April 1992), pp. 90-117.
  • “The Enacting of Israel’s Law of Return.” In M.L. Alonzo, Great Events from History vol. II (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1992), pp. 832-837.
  • “Israel is Created as Homeland for Jews.” In M.L. Alonzo, Great Events from History vol. II (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1992), pp.761-766.
  • “Andrei Sakharov” F.N. Magill (ed) Great Figures of the Twentieth Century (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1991), pp. 2011-2026.
  • “Is Public Party Funding Neutral?” CRF Papers (1990).
  • “Party Financing: Experiment and Experience.” In H. Alexander (ed.) Party Finances in the 1980’s (Cambridge (UK), Cambridge University Press, 1989), pp. 124-153.
  • “Catch-All Tactics in a Divided Society: The Alignment’s Campaign.” In H. Penniman (ed.) Israel at the Polls (Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise, 1989), pp. 14-32.
  • “Catch All Tactics in a Divided Society: The Israeli Labor Alignment in the 1984 Elections” Comparative Politics X (July 1988), pp. 443-460. (Reprinted in Daniel Elazar, Samuel Sandler, Israel’s Odd Couple (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1990) pp. 42-68.)
  • “Federal Factions and Federated Host Parties: Some Ideological and Structural Dimensions” Publius XVI (1986), pp. 113-132.
  • “Merrie England and the Brave New World: Two Myths of British Imperialism” Journal of the History of European Ideas VI (1985), pp. 41-85.
  • “Carlyle, Marx and the ILP: Alternative Routes to Socialism” Polity XVII (1984), pp. 225-247.
  • “The Transformation of the Israeli Multi-Party System.” In A. Arian (ed.) The Elections in Israel (Tel Aviv, Ramot, 1984), pp. 15-39.
  • “Past, Future and Present Perfect: Three Tenses of the British Idea of Empire” Australian Journal of Politics and History XXX (1984), pp. 209-223.
  • “Sartor Resartus as an Historiography” HSLA, XII (1984), pp. 26-45.
  • “Party Clustering in Multi-Party Systems: The Example of Israel (1965-1981)” American Journal of Political Science XXVII (1983), pp. 64-85.
  • “Towards a Theory of Catch-All Extremism” Government and Opposition, CXXVIII (1983), pp. 68-87. Reprinted in J. Hall (ed.) Rediscoveries (Oxford: Clarendon, 1986 pp. 7-27).
  • “Shelley’s Philosophy of Liberty” Libertarian Studies, VI (1982), pp. 169-181.
  • “Party Cluster Formations in Multi-Party Systems” Political Studies, XXX (1982), pp. 485-513.

Recent Conference Papers ( partial list, from 2002 on )

  • 2012 "What is Corruption? A Burkean Response", Paper presented at the IPSA conference, Madrid, July.
  • 2011 "Beyamin Netanyahu and the Art of Coalition Making", Paper presented at teh Conference of the Israeli Studies Association, Brandeis, May.
  • 2010 “The MSG model of Public Campign Funding “ , Paper presented at the IPSA meeting of RC 20, Ljubljana, July.
  • 2009 “Public Party Funding and the Art of Electioneering”, Paper presented at the IPSA conference, Santiago, Chile, July.
  • 2007 “What Actually Happened in the Elections of 2006?” Key note address , Conference of the Israeli Studies Association, Bamf , May .
  • 2007 “The Internet and the Boundaries of Europe”,Key note address , The Boundaries of Europe Conference, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, April.
  • 2006 “New Approaches in the Study of Public Party Funding”, Paper presented at the IPSA Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, July .
  • 2005 “The Elections of 2003 and the Strong –Weak Prime Minister Syndrome”, Paper presented at the Conference of the Israeli Studies Association, Tucson, May.
  • 2004 “Internal Conflicts and the Making of Foreign Policy; The Case of the Israeli Likud.” Paper presented at the Conference of the Israeli Studies Association, Jerusalem, June.
  • 2003 “Internet Hate Groups: A Tocquevillian Perspective.” Paper presented at the Conference of the New Directions of the Humanities Association, Rhodes, July.
  • 2003 “ Valance and Position Issues in the Elections of 2003.” Paper presented at the Conference of the Israeli Studies Association, San Diego, May.
  • 2002 “Maine, Arizona, and the Lessons of Europe.” Conference of IPSA RC 20, Montreal, May.

Classes Taught

  • Israeli Politics
  • The Politics of the Middle East
  • The Arab Israeli Conflict
  • Terrorism, Revolution, and Political Violence
  • Comparative Political Systems
  • Modern Democracy and its Critics
  • The Concept of the “Other”
  • The Political System –theories and themes
  • Comparative Electoral Systems
  • Modern Political Theory