Ian Lustick

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Ian Steven Lustick is an American political scientist
Political science
Political Science is a social science discipline concerned with the study of the state, government and politics. Aristotle defined it as the study of the state. It deals extensively with the theory and practice of politics, and the analysis of political systems and political behavior...

 and specialist on the modern history and politics of the Middle East
Middle East
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.

Lustick completed his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
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 in 1976 with a dissertation titled Arabs in the Jewish State : a study in the effective control of a minority population (A book adapted from the dissertation was published in 1980, see below). He has previously taught at Dartmouth College
Dartmouth College
Dartmouth College is a private, Ivy League university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. The institution comprises a liberal arts college, Dartmouth Medical School, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business, as well as 19 graduate programs in the arts and sciences...

, and is the Bess W. Heyman Professor of Political science at the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
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. He is a founder and past president of the Association for Israel Studies
Association for Israel Studies
The Association for Israel Studies is a scholarly organization founded in 1985. It is open to scholars in the social sciences and humanities who study the modern state of Israel. AIS is an affiliated member organization of the Middle East Studies Association of North America...

 and past president of the American Political Science Association Politics and History Section. Lustick is well-known for his 2006 book Trapped in the War on Terror in which he argues that the War on Terrorism
War on Terrorism
The War on Terror is a term commonly applied to an international military campaign led by the United States and the United Kingdom with the support of other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as well as non-NATO countries...

 is an irrational policy for fighting America's enemies. He argues that the War on Terrorism was initially conceived of by neo-conservatives at the Project for a New American Century who were determined to shift the direction of U.S. foreign policy towards unilateralism. But because of political features unique to the US system, Lustick argues, the War on Terror has ultimately turned into something beyond anyone's control.

He is also on the advisory board of FFIPP-USA (Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace-USA), a network of Palestinian, Israeli, and International faculty, and students, working in for an end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and just peace. http://www.ffipp.org/about_us

Selected publications

  • Trapped in the War on Terror. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2006. (xii, 186p.)
  • Arabs in the Jewish State : Israel's control of a national minority. Austin : University of Texas Press, c1980. (xii, 385 p.)
  • State-building failure in British Ireland & French Algeria. Berkeley, Calif. : Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley, c1985. (x, 109 p.)
  • Israel's Dangerous Fundamentalists, by Ian S. Lustick, in Foreign Policy, Number 68, Fall 1987, pp. 118–139
  • For the land and the Lord : Jewish fundamentalism in Israel. New York, N.Y. : Council on Foreign Relations, 1988.
  • Critical essays on Israeli society, politics, and culture, editors Ian S. Lustick and Barry Rubin. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1991. (xi, 204 p.)
  • Unsettled states, disputed lands : Britain and Ireland, France and Algeria, Israel and the West Bank-Gaza. Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1993
  • Arab-Israeli relations : historical background and origins of the conflict, edited with introductions by Ian S. Lustick. New York : Garland, 1994. (xiii, 409 p.)
  • Palestinians under Israeli rule, edited with introductions by Ian S. Lustick. New York : Garland, 1994 (xiv, 333 p).
  • Economic, legal, and demographic dimensions of Arab-Israeli relations, edited, with introductions by Ian S. Lustick. New York : Garland Pub., 1994. (xii, 349 p.)
  • Arab-Israeli relations in world politics, edited with introductions by Ian S. Lustick. New York : Garland Pub., 1994. (xiii, 345 p.)
  • The Conflict with the Arabs in Israeli politics and society, edited with introductions by Ian S. Lustick. New York : Garland, 1994. (xi, 369 p.)
  • The conflict with Israel in Arab politics and society, edited with introductions by Ian S. Lustick. New York : Garland Pub., 1994. (xii, 393 p.)
  • From war to war : Israel vs. the Arabs, 1948-1967, edited with introductions by Ian S. Lustick. New York : Garland Pub., 1994. (xii, 321 p.)
  • From wars toward peace in the Arab-Israeli conflict, 1969-1993, edited with introductions by Ian S. Lustick. New York : Garland Pub., 1994. (xiii, 355 p.)
  • "The absence of Middle Eastern great powers : political "backwardness" in historical perspective", International Organization
    International Organization
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    , 1997 (51):4, pp. 653–683.
  • "Lijphart
    Arend Lijphart
    Arend d'Angremond Lijphart is a world renowned political scientist specializing in comparative politics, elections and voting systems, democratic institutions, and ethnicity and politics. He received his PhD in Political Science at Yale University in 1963, after studying at the University of...

    , Lakatos
    Imre Lakatos
    Imre Lakatos was a Hungarian philosopher of mathematics and science, known for his thesis of the fallibility of mathematics and its 'methodology of proofs and refutations' in its pre-axiomatic stages of development, and also for introducing the concept of the 'research programme' in his...

    , and consociationalism", World Politics
    World Politics
    World Politics is an academic journal founded in 1948. It publishes articles from all subdisciplines of political science. Material might be historical in nature, current affairs, journalistic, or policy-oriented. It includes research on all topics of import in the field of international affairs...

    , 1997 (50):1, pp. 88–117 http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/world_politics/v050/50.1lustick.html
  • Right-sizing the state : the politics of moving borders, edited by Brendan O'Leary, Ian S. Lustick and Thomas Callaghy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001
  • Exile and return : predicaments of Palestinians and Jews, edited by Ann M. Lesch and Ian S. Lustick. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2005.

External links

  • Ian S. Lustick, website at the University of Pennsylvania
    University of Pennsylvania
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  • http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8fBuV9JoNdA Video, Conversations with History: Harry Kreisler interviews Ian Lustick 2006 on the War on Terror
  • http://youtube.com/watch?v=s6G_Cj3n2is Video, Conversations with History: Harry Kreisler interviews Ian Lustick 2002 on Coming to Terms with Israel