PhD Candidate Profile

Status

Graduated

Email Address

dubi.kanengisser@utoronto.ca

Website

dubikan.com/english

Major

Comparative Industrial

Minor

Comparative Development

Supervisor(s)

Paul Kingston

Kanengisser, Dov

Dissertation:

The Evolution of Ideas and Institutional Change: Ethnic Democracy in Israel 1966-2000

Biography

Dubi completed his B.A. in Communications and Political Science and his M.A. in Political Science at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. Dubi is currently engaged in writing his dissertation on the ideational factor in institutional change. This project, under the supervision of Paul Kingston, focuses on the Israeli case and attempts to explain the trends of liberalization and retrenchment in Israel’s relationship with its Arab minority through an examination of ideational schemas in elite discourse. Dubi’s work uses both quantitative and qualitative methods. He has written on electoral behaviour (M.A. thesis: On Switching: A Two Step Model of Individual Level Electoral Volatility [Hebrew]), the bi-national solution in Israel/Palestine, as well as on novel models of labour organization in sectors characterized by precarious employment.