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Saul Newman

Associate Professor
Department of Government

  • Additional Positions at AU

    Department of Government Chair, 2002-2005
    SPA Rank and Tenure Committee, 2008-2009
    Member, University General Education Committee
  • Saul Newman is an associate professor in the Department of Government in the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, DC. He received his PhD in 1989 from the Department of Politics, Princeton University. Since then he has taught at American University and at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. His publications include Ethnoregional Conflict in Democracies as well as journal articles on nationalism, ethnic politics and terrorism. Presently, he is conducting research on the decline of settler nationalism in South Africa, Northern Ireland and Israel and its impact on resolving disputes between settler and native nationalist movements.
  • Degrees

    PhD, Politics Princeton University -1989
    MA, Politics Princeton University -1984
    BA, Political Science Columbia University - 1982
  • Favorite Spot on Campus:

    My Office

    Book Currently Reading:

    David D. Laitin, Nations, States and Violence

    Languages Spoken:

    Hebrew - Read, speak and write
    French - Read, some speaking ablility
    Italian and German - Read, some limited speaking ability
    Spanish - Read
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Teaching

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

His publications include Ethnoregional Conflict in Democracies as well as journal articles on nationalism, ethnic politics and terrorism. Presently, he is conducting research on the decline of settler nationalism in South Africa, Northern Ireland and Israel and its impact on resolving disputes between settler and native nationalist movements.
 

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • 2005: School of Public Affairs, Outstanding Service to the University Community - Faculty/Administrator    
  • 2005: American University Research Award
  • 1998: American University Senate Research Committee Award    
  • 1995: Selected participant in Center for International Educational Exchange, International Faculty Development Seminar, Northern  Ireland
  • 1991-1994: Dean's Research Award, School of Public Affairs    
  • 1986-1987: National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Grant
  • 1986-1987: Center of International Studies Doctoral Dissertation Grant
  • 1987: Princeton University Committee on European Studies Research Grant
  • 1982-1986: Princeton University Graduate Fellowship
  • 1985: Princeton University Language Study Grant

Selected Publications

Journal articles

  • "Does Modernization Breed Ethnic Political Conflict?" World Politics 43:3 (April 1991): 451-478.
  • "The Rise and Decline of the Scottish National Party: Ethnic Politics in a Post-Industrial Environment," Ethnic and Racial Studies 15:1 (January 1992): 1-35.
  • "Ethnoregional Parties: A Comparative Perspective," Regional Politics and Policy 4:2 (Summer 1994): 28-66.
  • "Losing the Electoral Battles and Winning the Policy Wars: Ethnoregional Conflict in Belgium," Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 1:4 (Winter 1995): 44-72.
  • "Terror and Tolerance: The Use of Ballots, Bombs and Bullets by Ethnoregional Movements in Advanced Industrial Democracies," Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 2:3 (Fall 1996): 381-414 (with Scott Piroth).
  • "Ideological Trends Among Ethnoregional Parties in Post-Industrial Democracies," Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 3:1 (Spring 1997): 28-60.
  • "Nationalism in Post-Industrial Societies: Why States Still Matter," Comparative Politics, 33:1 (October 2000): 21-41.
  • "Constructing Political Culture Theory: The Political Science of Ronald Inglehart," Politics and Policy, 30:4 (December 2002), 1-27.
  • “Between Optimism and Pessimism: Israeli Attitudes Toward Conflict Resolution in the Post-Oslo Era,” Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 18:4 (Winter 2012): 476-504.
  • “Faith and Fear: Explaining Jewish and Unionist Attitudes Towards Compromise in Israel and Northern Ireland.” Peace and Change 38:1 (Winter 2013-2014): forthcoming.

Books

  • Ethnoregional Conflict in Democracies (Westport: Greenwood Press, 1996).

 Book Chapters

  • "Nationalism in Quebec," in Joseph R. Rudolph, ed. Twentieth Century Ethnic Conflicts (Westport: Greenwood Press, 2003), 27-36.
  • "Scotland," in Karl Cordell and Stefan Wolff, ed. Palgrave Encyclopedia of Ethnoregional Groups in Europe (London: Palgrave, 2003).

Grants and Sponsored Research

  • 2005: School of Public Affairs, Outstanding Service to the University Community - Faculty/Administrator
  • 2005: American University Research Award
  • 1998: American University Senate Research Committee Award
  • 1995: Selected participant in Center for International Educational Exchange, International Faculty Development Seminar, Northern Ireland
  • 1991-1994: Dean's Research Award, School of Public Affairs
  • 1986-1987: National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Grant
  • 1986-1987: Center of International Studies Doctoral Dissertation Grant
  • 1987: Princeton University Committee on European Studies Research Grant
  • 1982-1986: Princeton University Graduate Fellowship
  • 1985: Princeton University Language Study Grant

AU Expert

Area of Expertise: Nationalism; ethnic and religious conflict in Israel, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Belgium, Canada, South Africa; politics of Europe, Canada, and Israel; fluent in Hebrew

Additional Information: Saul Newman's publications include Ethnoregional Conflict in Democracies as well as articles on nationalism, ethnic politics, and terrorism in journals such as World Politics, Comparative Politics, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Regional Politics and Policy, Politics and Policy, and Nationalism and Ethnic Politics. Presently, he is conducting research on the decline of settler nationalism in South Africa, Northern Ireland, and Israel and its impact on resolving disputes between settler and native nationalist movements. 

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