Zeev Maoz

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Zeev Maoz "is professor of Political Science and director of the International Relations Program at the University of California, Davis, as well as Distinguished Fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel. He is the President of the Peace Science Society (International) during 2007-08. Before coming to Davis he was head of the Graduate School of Government and Policy at Tel-Aviv University. He also served as the Head of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies (1994-1997), as the Academic Director of the M.A. program of the National Defense College of the IDF (1990-1994), and as Chairman of the Department of Political Science at the University of Haifa (1991-1994). Prof. Maoz received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He also held visiting appointments at Carnegie-Mellon University, New York University, Rice University, and the University of Michigan...

"Prof. Maoz serves on the editorial board of several journals including International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Interactions, and Conflict Management and Peace Science. He is the first non-North American recipient of the Karl Deutsch Award of the International Studies Association for his scholarly contribution to international relations research. During the years 1999-2000 he served as the Vice President of the International Studies Association. His current work focuses on network analysis of international politics, enduring international rivalries, democratic peace theory, Israeli national security and foreign policy, and Middle East politics." [1]


  • His recent book Defending the Holy Land provides a comprehensive assesment of Israel's national security and foreign relations since the founding of the state, but does not cover the 2006 Lebanon War(also refered to as the Second Lebanon War or July War).[1]
  • Zeev Maoz 2006. Defending the Holy Land: A Critical Analysis of Israel’s National Security and Foreign Policy. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press (728pp).
  • Zeev Maoz, Alex Mintz, T. Clifton Morgan, Glenn Palmer, and Richard J. Stoll (eds.) 2004. Multiple Paths to Knowledge in International Politics: Methodology in the Study of Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books.
  • Zeev Maoz, Emily Landau, and Tamar Maltz (Eds.). Regional Security Regimes. Special Issue ofthe Journal of Strategic Studies (November 2003).
  • Zeev Maoz and Ben D. Mor 2002. Bound By Struggle: The Strategic Evolution of Enduring International Rivalries. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press (356pp).
  • Zeev Maoz and Azar Gat (eds). 2001. War in A Changing World. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press (268pp).
  • Zeev Maoz 1997 (ed). Regional Security in the Middle East: Past, Present, and Future. Special Issue of the Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol. 17, No. 1 (March). Published as a book by the same title. London: Frank Cass, 1997 (208 pp).
  • Zeev Maoz 1996. Domestic Sources of Global Change. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press (280 pp).
  • Zeev Maoz 1990. National Choices and International Processes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (609 pp).
  • Zeev Maoz 1990. Paradoxes of War: On the Art of National Self-Entrapment. Boston, MA: Unwin Hymann, (365 pp).
  • Zeev Maoz 1982. Paths to Conflict: Interstate Dispute Initiation, 1816-1976. Boulder, CO: Westview Press (276 pp).

Interesting Grants [2]

  • United States Institute of Peace, Solicited Research Grant: "Choosing the Peace Path: Decision Making and Bargaining in the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1970-1985," September 1989-August, 1991.
  • Ford Foundation through the Israeli Foundation Trustees, "Enduring International Rivalries, 1816-1988," October 1990 - September 1992.
  • Ford Foundation through the Israeli Foundation Trustees: “Electorates, Coalitions, and Public Policy in Europe and Israel” (with Itai Sened) November 1994 - September 1996.
  • United States Institute of Peace, “The Quantitative History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-,” October 1996-September, 1998.
  • Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Visiting Fellowship, 1997-98.
  • NSF Grant, Militarized Interstate Dispute Project Stage 3: Joint project with eight other universities in the US 2000-2002
  • IDF Grant for a comparative study of the evolution and structure of reserve armies in the western world, 2001-2002.
  • IDF Grant for a comparative study of military leadership systems in modern armies, 2002-2003.
  • IGCC Grant for a study on The Formation of International Networks, 1816-2002, 2007-2008.

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  1. Zeev Maoz, University of California, accessed January 4, 2008.
  2. CV, Zeev Maoz, accessed January 4, 2008.

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