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David Levi-Faur is associate professor at the School of Public Policy and the Department of Political Science, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also a founding editor of Regulation & Governance, a Willey-Blackwell's journal, that aims to serve as a leading platform for the study of regulation and governance in the social sciences. He held research and teaching positions at the University of Haifa, the University of Oxford, the Australian National University and the University of Manchester. He held a visiting positions in the London School of Economics, the University of Amsterdam, University of Utrecht and University of California (Berkeley). He currently works on a book manuscript Regulating Capitalism: Governance and the Global Spread of Regulatory Agencies," to be published by Princeton University Press. His recent work includes special issues of the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences (The Global Diffusion of Regulatory Capitalism, co-edited with Jacint Jordana) and Governance (Varieties of Regulatory Capitalism).

Address & Contact Information

Department of Political Science & The Federmann School of Public Policy & Government
The Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel, 91905
Tele:   972-2-5883259 (poli-sci); 972-2-5880498 (pub-policy)   Fax:972-2-5880047:
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Publications and Work in Progress, including access for most of the papers

Curriculum Vitae

Regulation and & Governance Research and Projects

Founding Editor Regulation & Governance

Co-chair ECPR standing group on regulatory governance

Editor, Oxford Handbook of Goverance, Forthcoming Oxord University Press, 2010.

Editor, Handbook of the Politics of Regulation, Forthcoming, Edward Elgar, 2010.

My course on Regulation, Governance and Governability [Hebrew, HUJI]

Selected Publications on Regulation & Governance

Levi-Faur, David and Jacint Jordana, The Rise of Regulatory Capitalism: The Global Diffusion of a New Order, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, VOl. 598, No. 1, 2005.

Levi-Faur, David, Varieties of Regulatory Capitalism: Sectors and Nations in the Making of a New Global Order, Governance, Special Issue, 2006, Vol. 19, No. 3.

Jacint Jordana and David Levi-Faur (Eds.), The Politics of Regulation: Institutions and Regulatory Reforms for the Governance Age, Edward Elgar and the CRC Series on Regulation, the University of Manchester, May 2004

Europeanization: Selected Papers

Levi-Faur, David, On the 'Net Policy Impact' of the European Union Policy Process: The EU's Telecoms and Electricity Industries in Comparative Perspective, Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2004, pp. 3-29.

Jacint Jordana, David Levi-Faur and Puig Imma, The Limits of Europeanization: Telecommunications and Electricity Liberalization in Spain and Portugal, Governance, 2006, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 437-464.

Levi-Faur, David, The Politics of Liberalization: Privatization and regulation-for-competition in Europe's and Latin America's Telecoms and Electricity industries, European Journal of Political Research,Vol.42(5), 2003, pp. 705-740

Levi-Faur, David, The Governance of Competition: the interplay of technology, economics, and politics in the making of the European Union electricity and telecom regimes,Journal of Public Policy, Vol. 19, No.2, 1999, pp. 175-207.

Levi-Faur, David, Governing the Dutch Telecommunications Reform: Regulation, deregulation and re-regulation within the context of European Policy Regime,Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1999, pp. 102-122.

Diffusion Studies and Global Public Policy

Orit Gertzek-Rapport, D. Levi-Faur& Dan Miodownik, The Puzzle of the Diffusion of Central Bank Independence Reforms: Insights from an agent-based simulation, Political Studies Journal, Forthcoming, November 2009.

Levi-Faur, David, Herding towards a New Convention: On herds, shepherds, and lost sheep in the liberalization of the telecommunications and electricity industries, Politics Papers, Nuffield College, W6-2002

Jacint Jordna, D. Levi-Faur and Xavier Fernandez, The Global Diffusion of Regulatory Agencies & the Restructuring of the State

Israeli Political Economy and Public Policy Papers

Levi-Faur, David The Visible Hand: State-Directed Industrialization in Israel, Yad Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem, 2001. [Hebrew]

Levi-Faur David, Sheffer Gabriel, Vogel David (eds), Israel: The Dynamics of Change and Continuity, Frank Cass, 1999.

Levi-Faur, David, From Private to Public Electrification: A Study of the Context, Factors and Policy Process that Led to Nationalization of the Palestine Electricity Corporation Cathedra, No. 105, September, 2002, pp. 111-150. [Hebrew].

Levi-Faur, David, More Competition More Regulation: The Israeli Communications Revolution and the Role the State, Politika: The Israeli Journal of Political Science and International Relations, No. 4, December 1999, pp. 27-44 [Hebrew].

Levi-Faur, David, The Developmental State: Israel, South Korea and Taiwan Compared", Studies in Comparative International Development, Vol. 33, No. 1, 1998, pp. 65-93.

Levi-Faur, David, A Bittersweet Land: Israel in Comparative Perspective, Israel Studies, Vol. 1, 1996, 294-303.

Levi-Faur, David, "State and Nationalism in the Israeli Political Economy, Israel Affairs, Vol. III, Spring 1996, pp. 143-154.

Levi-Faur, David, Nationalism and the Power of Business; The Manufacturers' Association of Israel, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Vol. 14, 1996, pp. 193-209.

Levi-Faur, David, "Economic Policy and Nationalism", Cathedra, No. 77, 1995, pp. 139-160, [Hebrew]

Levi-Faur, David, "Building the Israeli State Sector; The Case Study of the Palestine Potash Ltd, Economic Quarterly, Vol. 41, July 1994,pp. 263-293, [Hebrew]

Levi-Faur, David, "The Dynamics of the Liberalization of the Israeli Telecommunications: Policy Emulation and Policy Innovations Outside the Joint-decision Trap", In: Eliassen Kjell and Sajovaag Marit, (eds), European Telecommunications Liberalisation, Routledge, 1999, pp. 173-190

Rethinking the PhD Projects

The Annual Graduate Conference

The Annual International Graduate Student Conference in Political Science, International Relations and Public Policy

Limud BeChevruta

Limud BeChevruta, HUJI

The Graduate Program: Faculty of the Social Sciences

Graduate Program at the Faculty of the Social Sciences, HUJI

Minerva Email List, Social Sciences Phd, HUJI

Department of Political Science PhD

Political Science Phd Students Forum, HUJI

Phd Studnets Workshop, HUJI

Political Science Phd Students, Email List, HUJI



ISEF PhD Students Email List


OnLine course on comparative methods

University of Haifa's Forum on Research Mehods

Thesis and Dissertation Workshop

My papers on comparative research designs

Levi-Faur, David, Comparative Research Designs in the Study of Regulation: How to Increase the Number of Cases without Compromising the Strengths of Case-Oriented Analysis, In: Jacint Jordana and Levi-Faur David (Eds), The Politics of Regulation, Elgar and the Centre on Regulation and Competition, University of Manchester.

Levi-Faur, David, A Question of Size?: A Heuristic for Stepwise Comparative Research Design In: RIHOUX, Benoמt and GRIMM, Heike (Eds) Innovative Comparative Methods for Policy Analysis, New York, Springer/Kluwer, 2006, pp.43-66.

Levi-Faur, David Varieties of Regulatory Capitalism: Getting the Most of the Comparative Method, Governance, 2006, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 367-382.

Friedrich List and the Political Economy of the Nation State

Levi-Faur, David Friedrich List and the Political Economy of the Nation-State, Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 4, 1997, pp. 154-178.

Levi-Faur, David, Economic Nationalism: From Friedrich List to Robert Reich, Review of International Studies, Vol. 23, 1997, pp. 359-370.


Theories of Public Policy

Democracy and Public Policy in the European Union

Thesis Workshop

Regulation, Governance and Governability

PhD Workshop

Professional Activities



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