Prof. Itai Sened

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Prof. Itai Sened
Phone: 03-6407335
External phone: 052-3409043
Office: Naftali - Social Sciences, 063


Through out my career, I have been blessed with many opportunities to contribute to the discipline. Be it by teaming up with my beloved mentor William H. Riker, my fellow scholars, my students or even on my own; I have enjoyed the research process all along. 




J. Knight and I. Sened [Eds.] 1995.  Explaining Social Institutions, Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press.

I. Sened. 1997. The Political Institution of Private Property.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

G. Doron and I. Sened. 2001. Political Bargaining: Theory Practice and Process.  London: Sage Publications.  

N. Schofield and I. Sened. 2006. Multiparty Democracies: Parties, Elections, Coalitions and Legislative Politics in Parliamentary Democracies. New York: Cambridge University Press

Sebastian Galliani and Itai Sened [Eds.] 2014. Economic Institutions, Rights, Growth, and Sustainability: The Legacy of Douglass North. New York: Cambridge University Press.


• Edited Special Issues of Scientific Journals

G. Doron and I. Sened (Ed.) “Coalition Theory and Political Bargaining,” a special issue of The Journal of  Theoretical Politics, Vol. 7, No. 3, 1995.   


 Refereed and Solicited Publications (since 2011)

Regina Smyth, William Bianco, Christopher Kam and Itai Sened. 2011. “Explaining Transitional Representation: The Rise and Fall of Women of Russia". Journal of East European and Asian Studies. 2(1): 137-162.

Michelle Bernard, Michael Craig and Itai Sened. 2012. “Institutions Matter: The Role of Institutions in Wind Energy". In A. Marcus, P. Shrivastava, S. Sharma and S. Pogutz, Eds. Cross-Sector Leadership for the Green Economy Integrating Research and Practice on Sustainable Enterpise.  New York: Palgrave-MacMillan Publishers.

A. Marcus, J. Malen, S. Ellis, I. Drori and Itai Sened. 2012. “Path Dependence and Creation in Clean Tech: An Exploratory Analysis". In A. Marcus, P. Shrivastava, S. Sharma and S. Pogutz, Eds. Cross-Sector Leadership for the Green Economy Integrating Research and Practice on Sustainable Enterpise. New York: PalgraveMacMillan Publishers.

Sened Itai, Marshall Thompson and Robert Walker. 2014. “The State, Property Rights and the Middle Class: A Fresh Start” Indiana Journal of Political Science, forthcoming.

Jeong, Gyung-Ho, William Lowry, Gary Miller and Itai Sened. 2014. “How Preferences Change Institutions: The 1978 Energy Act,” Journal of Politics, Vol. 76(2): 430-45.

Sened, Itai and Ron Watson. 2014. “The Economic Theories of the State.” Encyclopedia of Political Thought. Michael Gibbons, Ed. West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Lama, Gyanesh and Itai Sened. 2015. “The Middle Class: A New Conceptual and Measurement Framework” Journal of Measurement and Methods in the Social Sciences Forthcoming.

William Bianco, Christopher Kam Itai Sened and Regina Smyth 2015. “The Uncovered Set and Its Applications” In Nicholas Miller Ed. Elgar Handbook of Social Choice and Voting Forthcoming

Jacob Bower-Bir, William Bianco, Nicholas D’Amico, Christopher Kam Itai Sened and Regina Smyth. 2015. “Predicting majority rule: Evaluating the uncovered set and the strong point” Journal of Theoretical Politics. 


I teach the following gourses at The Department of Public Policy:

Strategic Planning    
Social and Political Aspects of Public Policy
Budgeting in the Public Sector 



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