Gershon Shafir

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Gershon Shafir "received his B.A.s in Economics, Political Science, and Sociology from Tel Aviv University, his M.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Land, Labor, and the Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 1882-1914 (1989, and updated edition 1995), Immigrants and Nationalists (1995), and the editor of The Citizenship Debates (1998) and co-editor of The New Israel: Liberalization and Peacemaking (2000). His articles have appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, the British Journal of Sociology, the International Journal of Middle East Studies, etc. His current research projects include: "Decolonization and Peacemaking in South Africa and Israel/Palestine" and "Was the Yom Kippur War Unavoidable?" His major area of interest is comparative-historical sociology, with emphases on nationalism, ethnicity, and citizenship rights." [1]

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  1. Gershon Shafir, accessed January 29, 2009.