Dr. Ron Dudai

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Ron Dudai works in the fields of human rights, social movements, transitional justice, and punishment and social control. He is especially interested in non-state actors (armed groups, social movements, and human rights organizations), as well as in questions of social control and punishment in the context of political violence. He is co-editor of the Journal of Human Rights Practice, where he previously edited two special issues, on Armed Groups and Human Rights Praxis, and on Dilemmas of Human Rights Activism. His work was published in, among others, Human Rights Quarterly, British Journal of Criminology, International Journal of Transitional Justice, Terrorism and Political Violence, Journal of Human Rights, British Journal of Sociology, as well as several edited volumes. He was awarded the Brian Williams Prize by the British Society of Criminology, which is given to "the best article by a 'new scholar', which shows evidence of particular distinction, and makes a valuable contribution to the further development of criminology."

Curriculum Vitae: 
Publications: 
Refereed journals
  • "Displaying Restraint and Spinning Penal Fantasies: Notes on the Death Penalty in Israel, 1967-2015", under review
  • "Rights Choices", Journal of Human Rights Practice, 6(3), 2014pp. 389-398.
  • “Rescues for Humanity: Rescuers, Mass Atrocities and Transitional Justice”, Human Rights Quarterly, 34(1), 2012, pp.1-38.
  • “Informers and the Transition in Northern Ireland”, British Journal of Criminology, 52(1), 2012, pp.32-54.
  • “Thinking Critically about Armed Groups and Human Rights Praxis”, Journal of Human Rights Practice 4(1), 2012, pp.1-29 [co-authored with Kieran McEvoy].
  • “Closing the Gap: Armed Groups and Symbolic Reparations”, International Review of the Red Cross, Vol. 93, No. 883, 2011. pp 783 – 808.
  • “Climate Change and Human Rights Practice”, Journal of Human Rights Practice 1(2), 2009, pp. 294-307.
  • “The Long View: Human Rights and Humanitarian Activism, Past and Present”, Journal of Human Rights, 7(3), 2008, pp. 299-309.
  • “A Model for Dealing with the Past in the Israeli-Palestinian Context”, International Journal of Transitional Justice, 1(2), 2007, pp. 249-267.
  • “A to Z of Abuses: ‘State of the Art’ in Global Human Rights Monitoring”, Development and Change, 38(6), 2007, pp. 1255-1265.
  • “Becoming a War Criminal: Insights from The Hague” [peer-reviewed review essay], Social and Legal Studies, 16(2), 2007, pp. 301-310.
  • “Triangle of Betrayal: Collaborators and Transitional Justice in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”, Journal of Human Rights, 6(1), 2007, pp. 37-58 [co-authored with Hillel Cohen].
  • “Advocacy with Footnotes: The Human Rights Report as a Literary Genre”, Human Rights Quarterly, 28(3), 2006, pp. 783-795.
  • “Understanding Perpetrators of Genocides and Mass Atrocities” [peer-reviewed review essay], British Journal of Sociology 57(4), 2006, pp. 699-707.
  • “Human Rights Dilemmas in Using Informers to Combat Terrorism: The Israeli-Palestinian Case”, Terrorism and Political Violence 17(1), 2005, pp. 229-243 [co-authored with Hillel Cohen].
  • “The Wall, the Law and the Court: Reflections on the Beit Sourik Case in the Israeli Supreme Court”, Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law 10, 2004, pp. 471-488.
Selected book chapters
  • "Forward", in Bruna Seu, Passivity Generation: Human Rights and Everyday Morality, London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • “Dealing with the Past when the Conflict is Still Present: Civil Society Truth-Seeking Initiatives in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”, in Rosalind Shaw and Lars Waldorf (eds.), Localizing Transitional Justice, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010, pp.228-252 [co-authored with Hillel Cohen]. 
  • “Can You Describe This? Human Rights Reports and What They Tell Us about the Human Rights Movement”, in Richard Wilson and Richard Brown (eds.), Humanitarianism and Suffering: The Mobilization of Empathy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008) pp. 245-267.
  • “Human Rights Dilemmas in Using Informers to Combat Terrorism”, in Magnus Ranstorp and Paul Wilkinson (eds.), Terrorism and Human Rights, New York & London: Routledge, 2008, pp. 213-227 [co-authored with Hillel Cohen].
  • “Transitional Justice and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”, in Christine Chinkin, David Downes, Conor Gearty and Paul Rock (eds.), Crime, Social Control and Human Rights: Essays in Honour of Stanley Cohen, Cullompton: Willan, 2007, pp. 329-342.