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Curriculum Vitae

1. Personal Data:

‫ד"ר עקירב אסנת‬ Name in Hebrew:

Akirav Osnat, Ph.D. Name in English:

2. Education Certificates and Degrees:

From - To Department Institute Education

Tel Aviv University

1988-1991 Political Science First Degree

Tel Aviv University 1992-1994 Political Science Second Degree Hebrew University, 1995-2003 Political Science Third Degree Jerusalem UCSD, USA.

2007 Political Science Post Doc

3. Title of Master's Thesis: The causes of the formal activity of MK's at 13th Knesset Supervisor: Professor Gideon Doron Title of Doctoral Thesis: The connection between the system of candidates election to the parties and their activity at the 13th Knesst Supervisor: Professor Yaron Azrahi

4. Grants and Awards:

Name of Grant/Award Year Edmond J. Safra Award for high achievements, excellence, and 2012 social contribution. The Edmond J. Safra Foundation and the ISEF Foundation.

Best Article Prize, Israeli Political Science Association. 2012 Excellent Lecturer Prize, The American Political Science 2010 Assosiation.

Excellent Lecturer Prize, The Western Galilee College. 2010 Post Doc fellowship, The ISEF fund. 2007 Post Doc fellowship, Western Galilee College. 2007 Research fellowship, Western Galilee College. 2006 Excellent Lecturer Prize, Derby University (Israel extension). 2000 Research fellowship for PhD, The ISEF fund. 1999 Social Involvement Excellency Prize, Tel Aviv University. 1993 Fellowship for Parliamentary Assistant, The ISEF fund, Tel Aviv 1993 University.

5. Reasearch Grants:

Amount Title of Research Funding Agency From-To 5,000 $ Excellent Lecturer Prize The Western Galilee 2010-2011 Academic College

6. Organization of Scientific Conferences:

1. A discussant in The 2nd Annual Graduate Conference in Political Science in memory of Yitzhak Rabin, December 26th 2006, Haifa University.

2. A discussant in The 5nd Annual Graduate Conference in Political Science in me

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9. Scientific Areas of Specialization:

Legislative studies, setting the agenda of government, election studies, research methods, the Israeli political system, local government studies, gender and poilitics, minorities and politics.

10. Miscellaneous:


Referee of the Journal - American Political Science Review (A+).

Referee of the Journal - Political Research Quarterly.

11. Academic Profile:

I finished my doctoral dissertation at 2003 and started my academic life in participation at the International Political Science Association conference at Japan in July 2006. Since then I did post-doc at UCSD, published 6 researches that one of them was the post-doc study and presented papers in professional conferences in political science (IPSA, MPSA, ECPR). I was asked to be referee in two important professional journals in political science and was asked to be chair and discussant in a session at the MPSA conference in Chicago 2011.

Legislative Studies is a field investigated in two main areas; North America and Europe. The main questions of the field try to understand the behavior of legislators, the procedures of parliament and the way these procedures enable or delay legislators to set their political agenda. Most of the research based on quantitative methods while less is based on quantitative methods.

My research agenda emphasizes two aspects of the field's content: the first, using mix research methods accordance to the subject of it. In this way the picture that emerges from my researches is more comprehensive.

The second aspect is developing models to examine the qualitative of the legislators' activities in their parliaments (for example, research regarding the effectiveness of parliamentary questions 2011 and the research regarding legislators' productivity 2011). At the same time my projects examine the differences between groups in parliaments such as gender, minority and religious.

The contribution of my researches is overarching research methods, developing models for examining the quality of parliamentary activity and expanding the knowledge regarding the Israeli parliament

These are my research projects:

1. One Minute Speeches. In the last decade few parliament adopted one minute speech as a tool that enable MP to speak about any subject for one minute. The project will map and examine the content of the speeches and will try to understand its important to the overall parliamentary activity. The project will compare between parliaments that use one minute speeches.

2. Parliamentary question as a tool for criticizing government. Continue to develop the model which was empirically examined by me at the Israeli parliament (one of the paper which was published at April 2011). I will examine the model in variety of parliaments such as Denmark, UK, Norway and Sweden.

3. Representatives at the local government. The research examines the characters of the representative's work at the local government councils. Its purpose is to expand the knowledge regarding the ways representatives act at the local arena. Nowadays I am a representative at the local government council of Kfar Vradim. Being in this position raised many questions especially about the huge gap between the expectations from the role and the facilities available to the role.

4. Legislators' productivity. I developed a model to examine the productivity of representatives. It is the first time that research combined between all the parliamentary tools into one measurement. In addition the research looks for the explanations regarding the differences at the productivity level.

5. Reelection. One of the major topics that interest the scholars at the legislative studies field is the explanation for reelection. As part of the productivity model mentioned above, I examine whether productivity helps MP to reelect.

6. Gender and Politics. Women activities at the political arena arouse curiosity among scholars. In my research I examine the content of women's activity compared to men's activity.

7. Minorities in Politics. The Arab minority in Israel was investigated in a variety of disciplines, my research examines the way Arab's representative comprehended the concepts of equality and recognition.

8. Local Governmant Studies. Representatives behavior at the local government. Gender and local government.

Publications ‫ד"ר אסנת עקירב‬

Refereed Publications

Articles and Chapters in Books Akirav, O., Cox, W., G., & McCubbins, D.M. (2009). Agenda Control in the Israeli Knesset during Ariel Sharon's Second Government. In: H. Zubida & D.

Mekelberg (eds.), Sixty Years of Israeli Democracy: Reality and Vision. pp. 41Hebrew).

Akirav, O. (2010). Political Participation in Local Level: Representatives' activities. In: A. Brichta, E. Vigoda-Gadot, & G. Pade (eds.), City and state in Israel: Local Government towards the 7th decade. Carmel Publishing in collaboration with 'State and Society' Journal: Jerusalem, pp. 129-180. (Hebrew).

Akirav, O. (2011). Legislators productivity. In: H. Zubida & D. Mekelberg (eds.), Dynamics of Changes: Israeli Politics in Transition. pp. 71-92. (Hebrew).

Akirav, O. (2013). Preliminary Framework for Significant Legislation. In: D.A.

Frenkel (ed.), 2013, Public Law and Social Human Rights. Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), Athens, Greece. pp. 23-42.

Articles in periodicals Akirav, O. (2010). Candidate Selection and a Crowded Parliament: The Israeli Knesset 1988-2006. UK. Journal of Legislative Studies, 16(1), 96-120.

Akirav, O., Cox, W.G., & McCubbins, D.M. (2010). Agenda Control in the Israeli Knesset during Ariel Sharon's Second Government. UK. Journal of Legislative Studies, 16(2), 251-267.

Akirav, O. (2011). The Use of Parliamentary Questions in the Israeli Parliament 1992-1996. Israel Affairs, 17(2), 259-277.

Akirav, O. (2012). The Cartel Model and Motions for the Agenda: Israel as a Case Study (2003-2009). Theory in Action, 5(3), 93-116.

Akirav, o. (2012). May the Best Man Win: Local Government Representatives.

Wourld Political Science Review, 8(1).

Akirav, o. (2013). Re-election: Different Skills for Different Roles. Government and Opposition, November, 1-29.

Akirav, O. (2014). Setting the Agenda by Early Day Motions (EDMs): The Case of the United Kingdom Parliament. International Journal of Political Science and Development, 2(1), 1-11.

Akirav, O. (20014). What Do Representatives Produce? Work Profile of Representatives. Party Politics. 1-11.

Akirav, O. (2014). Legislators' Use of One-Minute Speeches. Global Journal of Human Social Science. 14(3); 34-44.

Akirav, O. (2014). Channels of communication and Accountability in the Digital Age. International Journal of Development Research. 4(8):1698-1704.

Accepted for Publication Akirav, O. & Ben-Horin, Y. Can You Hear my Voice?: From Civil Participation to Political Partcipation. Local Democracy in Israel (Book, Hebrew).

Akirav, O. Catch-22: Arab Members of the Israeli Parliament. Representation.

Papers Presented at Scientific Conferences The parliamentary question as a tool for the supervision of the government's work. Israeli Political Science Association (ISPSA), The Annual conference, May

2005. Tel-Aviv – Jaffa Academic collage, Tel-Aviv. Israel.

The primaries and their effect on the behavior of the elected representative in the 13th Knesset. New voices in Political Science – 1nd Annual Young Researchers Conference in Political Science, November 2005. Bar-Ilan University. Israel.

Developing an index for assessing the quality of private MK's bills. Israeli Political Science Association (ISPSA), The Annual conference, May 2006. Open University, Raanana. Israel.

The primaries and their effect on the behavior of the elected representative in the 9-31 13th Knesset. IPSA, July 2006, Fukuoka, Japan.

The promise for social change. The Israel Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) 4th Annual Conference, February 2007, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

How the Lobby for the Reduction of Social Disparity Influences the Executive Administration, MPSA 65th Annual Conference, April 12-15, 2007, Chicago, USA.

Local representatives: What do they do? ISPSA, The Annual conference, May

2007. WGC.

Agenda Control in the Israeli Knesset during Ariel Sharon's Second Government ISPSA, The Annual conference, May 2008. Bet Berl Academic College, Kfar Shaba. Israel.

Setting the Agenda by Motions: Comparison between Israel and England ECPR 37th Joint Sessions of Workshops, April 14-19, 2009, Lisbon, Portugal.

Methodology in Political Science ISPSA, the Annual conference, May 2009.

Academic College of Emek Yezreel. Israel.

Studying Methodology in Political Science ISPSA, the Annual conference, May

2010. Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. Israel.

Hard Times' in One-Minute Speeches: The Case of the Israeli Parliamen, APSA Annual Conference, September 2-5 2010, Washington D.C., USA.

Legislators' productivity, Perspectives of Israeli Politics Conference in Memory of Prof. Asher Arian, December 29 2010, University of Haifa, Israel.

From Legislative productivity to Legislators' Productivity. MPSA 69th Annual Conference, March 31 - April 3, 2011, Chicago, USA.

Minority-Majority relation in the Arabs MKs' Speeches. ISPSA, the Annual conference, 12 May 2011, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Beer Sheva, Israel.

Preliminary Framework for Significant Legislation. 8th Annual International Conference on Law, 18-21 July, Athens, Greece.

Budgeting Education – Essence and Effectiveness. Toward a New Partnership: George Washington University and Western Galilee College. 29 May 2012, Akko, Israel.

Information and Communication Technology Integration in Western Galilee College. The Fourth Bridges International Faculty Workshop, 7 June, 2012 Western Galilee College, Akko, Israel.

Position Taking by opposition Members in the Israeli Parliament 2000-2011. The Inaugural General Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments, 24-27 June 2012. Dublin. Irland.

Position Taking by opposition Members in the Israeli Parliament 2000-2011. IPSA – XXII World Congress of Political Science. 8-12 July 2012. Madrid, Spain.

Cooperation Strategies MPs Use to Initiate and Co-Sponsor Bills. Paper prepared for presentation at the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops. Mainz, 11-16 March 2013.

The Role of Team Work in the Assimilation of Changes in Teaching Attitudes and in IT Assisted Teaching Methods. The 9th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies: Learning in the Technological Era. Open University,Ra'anana. 11-12 February 2014.

Gender, Education and policy in local government. George Washington University and Western Galilee College Seminar at Western Galilee College, Acre, Israel. June 8, 2014.

Akirav, O. (2014). Transparency and Accountability in Legislatures: The Case of the 2013 Elections in Israel. Paper prepared for the IPSA conference, Montreal, Canada, 20-25 July 2014.

Akirav, O. (2014). Legislators in a changing Digital World. Paper prepared for the ECPR General Conference,Glasgow, Scotland, 3-6 September 2014.

Participation at Non-Scientific Conferences Community takes responsibility –the challenge Maof Conference, December 6,

2005. Acre. Israel.

Election reform as a tool for encouraging founding leadership Maalot-Tarshiha 3rd Conference for joint life, July 7, 2009. Maalot-Tarshiha. Israel.

Akirav, O. Women create change in the third millennium Women Create Change.

March 3, 2010. Western Galilee College (WGC), Acre, Israel.

Chairwoman of the session: Peace agreements Peace Processes in the Meddle East, March 15, 2010. WGC.

Private legislation in a comparative perspective MKs Legislation: Social contribution or populism?, June 10, 2010. The Open University. Raanana, Israel.

Significant Legislation. Seminary about Legislation. Military attorney's office IDF. 28 July 2010. Tzrifin. Israel.

Young people for politics Israel for Young People Conference.November 2010.


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