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Dr. Efraim Ben-Zadok

Dr. Ben-Zadok

Dr. Efraim Ben-Zadok
Florida Atlantic University
School of Public Administration
111 East Las Olas Boulevard, HEC 1008F
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Telephone: (954) 762-5678
E-mail: benzadok@fau.edu

Efraim Ben-Zadok is John M. DeGrove Eminent Scholar in Growth Management and Development and Professor of Public Administration.  In 1989, he joined the faculty of the College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs at Florida Atlantic University.  Since then he has served as Director of the PhD Program for the School of Public Administration; Director of Graduate Studies for the College; Co-Director of the Florida-Israel Institute--a Florida State University System international linkage institute; and a visiting scholar at the Amsterdam Study Centre for the Metropolitan Environment, University of Amsterdam.  Ben-Zadok began his academic career at Tel Aviv University and thereafter at the State University of New York.

Professor Ben-Zadok research interests include public policy analysis, implementation, and evaluation; comparative public policy; urban and regional policy and planning; and environmental growth management and community sustainability.  His current work involves the evaluation of state-regional-local programs and decision-making processes in long-range urban and regional policies.  Ben-Zadok has published widely including journal articles and book chapters about urban, regional, and national policies in the United States, England, the Netherlands, Turkey, Israel, and Ghana. His research has been informed by extensive travels through most of North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and the Pacific.   

Professor Ben-Zadok received his M.P.A. and Ph.D. (1980) degrees from the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.  In New York, he held positions at the Israeli Mission to the United Nations, the Israeli General Consulate in New York, John Jay College, and New York University.  Ben-Zadok completed his undergraduate work in political science and sociology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  During his military service, he also served as a liaison officer to the International Red Cross in Tel-Aviv.

Selected Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters
  • Carroll, John, Ben-Zadok, Efraim, and McCue, Clifford
    “Evaluation of Efficiency in Crime Control and Crime Prevention Programs,” American Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 35, No. 4, 2010, pp. 219-235.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    “Process Tools for Sustainable Community Planning: An Evaluation of Florida Demonstration Project Communities.” International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, Vol. 1, No. 1-2, 2009, pp. 64-88.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    “The Ups and Downs of Florida Growth Policy, 1971-2008.” Planning Practice and Research, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2009, pp. 379-387.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    “Managing Fast Growth and Crowded Schools: Florida School Concurrency from Voluntary to Mandatory.” Practicing Planner, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2007, pp. 1-8.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    “Consistency, Concurrency, and Compact Development: Three Faces of Growth Management Implementation in Florida,” in T. S. Chapin, C. E. Connerly, and H. T. Higgins, eds.  Growth Management in Florida: Planning for Paradise.  Hampshire,UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2007, pp. 21-50 (reprint). 
  • Demir, Tansu and Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    “Politically Driven Regulation and Enforcement: Monitoring Kurd and Fundamentalist Broadcasts in Turkey,” Administration and Society, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2007, pp. 262-293.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    “Solid Theory and Soft Implementation in Policy Design: Florida Compact Development Policies,” International Planning Studies, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2006, pp. 59-81.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    “Consistency, Concurrency, and Compact Development: Three Faces of Growth Management Implementation in Florida,” Urban Studies, Vol. 42, No. 12, 2005, pp. 2167-2190.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    “Growing Smart Is Hard to Do,” Planning, Vol. 69, No. 9, 2003, pp. 32-34.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    "State-Religion Relations in Israel: The Subtle Issue Underlying the Rabin Assassination," in E. Karsh, ed., Israeli Society and Politics Since 1948: Problems of Collective Identity.  London: Frank Cass, 2002, pp. 139-145 (reprint).  
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    "State-Religion Relations in Israel: The Subtle Issue Underlying the Rabin Assassination,"  Israel Affairs, Vol. 8, No. 1/2, 2002, pp. 139-145.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim and Gale, Dennis E.
    “Innovation and Reform, Intentional Inaction and Tactical Breakdown: The Implementation Record of the Florida Concurrency Policy,” Urban Affairs Review, Vol. 36, No. 6, 2001, pp. 836-871.
  • Evers, David, Ben-Zadok, Efraim, and Faludi, Andreas.
    “The Netherlands and Florida: Two Growth Management Strategies,” International Planning Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2000, pp. 7-23.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    “Ideology of Nationalism and Policy of Pragmatism in State-Religion Partnership,” Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism, Vol. 27, No. 1/2, 2000, pp. 81-92.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim and Carter, Rosalyn
    "Negotiation over University Teaching Awards: The Evaluation of Undergraduate-Graduate
    and Quantity-Quality Instruction," Higher Education Management, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1998, pp. 31-40.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    "Neighborhood Renewal Through the Establishment and Through Protest," in K. Avruch and W.P. Zenner, eds., Critical Essays on Israeli Society, Religion, and Government.  Albany:  State University of New York Press, 1997, pp. 53-73.
  • Goldberg, Giora and Ben-Zadok, Efraim 
    "Governing in a Turbulent National Policy Environment," in R.A. Stone and W.P. Zenner, eds., Critical Essays on Israeli Social Issues and Scholarship.  Albany:  State University of New York Press, 1994, pp. 161-175.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    "National and Spatial Divisions in Israel," in E. Ben-Zadok, ed., Local Communities and the Israeli Polity.  Albany:  State University of New York Press, 1993, pp. 1-37.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    "Oriental Jews in the Development Towns: Ethnicity, Economic Development, Budgets, and Politics," in E. Ben-Zadok, ed., Local Communities and the Israeli Polity.  Albany:  State University of New York Press, 1993, pp. 91-122.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    "Clusters of Communities in Israel," Community Development Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, April 1990, pp. 122-130.
  • Goldberg, Giora and Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    "Ethnic Rebellion Against the Political Machine," Ethnic Groups, Vol. 7, No. 3, December 1988, pp. 205-226.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim and Kooperman, Leonard
    "Voluntary Associations in West Africa," Community Development Journal, Vol. 23, No. 2, April 1988, pp. 74-85.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    "Incompatible Planning Goals," Journal of the American Planning Association, Vol. 53, No. 3, Summer 1987, pp. 337-347.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    "The Impact of National Characteristics on Local Citizen Participation," Contemporary Jewry:  A Journal of Sociological Inquiry, Vol. 7, 1986, pp. 19-42.
  • Goldberg, Giora and Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    "Gush Emunim in the West Bank," Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 22, No. 1, January 1986, pp. 52-73.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    "National Planning--The Critical Neglected Link," International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 17, No. 3, August 1985, pp. 329-345.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim and Goldberg, Giora
    "Voting Patterns of Oriental Jews in Development Towns," The Jerusalem Quarterly, No. 32, Summer 1984, pp. 16-27.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim and Goldberg, Giora
    "A Sociopolitical Change in the Israeli Development Towns," Plural Societies, Vol. 14, No. 1\2, Spring/Summer 1983, pp. 49-65.
Selected Recent Non-Refereed Book Reviews and Critical Articles
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    "Bridging the Past to Tomorrow: The John M. DeGrove Eminent Scholar Chair in Growth Management and Development," Florida Planning, June 2009, pp. 10-11.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    Matthew E. Kahn.  Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2006. In Journal of Urban Affairs, Vol. 30, No.4, 2008, pp. 461-463. 
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    “Finally, Florida School Concurrency is Mandatory,” PA Times, Vol. 30, No.4, April, 2007,  pp.3-4.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    “The Policy Game of Nonprofit Organizations in Civil Society.”  Review of:
    Herrington J. Bryce.  Players in the Public Policy Process:  Nonprofits as Social Capital and Agents. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.  In Public Organization Review, Vol.7, No.2, June, 2007, pp. 191-193. 
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    Ronen Shamir.  The Colonies of Law: Colonialism, Zionism and Law in Early Mandate Palestine. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.  In Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism, Vol. 30, No. 1-2, 2003, pp. 186-188.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    “When Local Actors Face Global Forces.” Review of:
    Peter Evans, Ed.  Livable Cities? Urban Struggles for Livelihood and Sustainability.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.  In Public Organization Review, Vol.2, No.3, 2002, pp. 305-307
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    Jerome M. Segal, Shlomit Levy, Nadar I. Said, and Elihu Katz.  Negotiating Jerusalem.  Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000.  In Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2002, pp. 184-186. 
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    R. Stephen Humphreys.  Between Memory and Desire: The Middle East in a Troubled Age. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.  In Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol.24, No.2, 2001, pp. 330-331.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    “State and Synagogue in Israel,”  Midstream, Vol. 46, No.3, April, 2000, pp.27-28.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    Mordechai  Bar-On. In Pursuit of Peace: A History of the Israeli Peace Movement.  Washington, D. C.:  United States Institute of Peace Press, 1996.  In Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol 21, No. 3, May, 1998, pp. 588-589.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    Michael N. Barnett, Ed.  Israel in Comparative Perspective: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom.  Albany:  State University of New York Press, 1996.  In Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Vol. 15, No. 3, Spring, 1997, pp. 136-138.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    Richard B. Parker.  The Politics of Miscalculation in the Middle East.  Bloomington:  Indiana University Press, 1993.  In Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol 19, No. 3, July, 1996, pp. 769-770.
  • Ben-Zadok, Efraim
    Yakir Plessner.  The Political Economy of Israel:  From Ideology to Stagnation.  Albany:  State University of  New York Press, 1993.  In Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 18, No. 3, July, 1995, pp. 686-687.
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