Israeli-German Summer Course "Mechanisms of Inclusion and Exclusion in Divided Societies" (05.09-15.09.11)

Zum zweiten Mal findet die Deutsch-Israelische Sommerakademie statt, zu der israelische und deutsche Nachwuchswissenschaftler und Nachwuchswissenschaft-lerinnen zusammen kommen.
Während 2010 die Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel Gastgeberin war (Vielfalt in der Gesellschaft: Herausforderungen für Deutschland und Israel), findet die Sommerakademie nun an der University Tel Aviv statt.

Die Veranstaltung ist ein Kooperationsprojekt zwischen der Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel (Prof. Dr. Uta Klein, Prof. Dr. Tine Stein) und der Tel Aviv University (Prof. Amal Jamal) und wird gefördert von der Stiftung Deutsch-Israelisches Zukunftsforum  (DIZF).


Mechanisms of Inclusion and Exclusion in Divided Societies
September 5th – September 14th 2011
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv (Israel)


The Israeli-German Summer Academy is dedicated to analyze and compare perspectives on mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion in divided societies.
Since social difference has become one of the most challenging characteristics of post-industrial societies, the organization and management of membership and participation deserve special attention.
Questions relating to the configuration and normative horizons of inclusion and exclusion are central to the Summer Academy and will form the main issues tackled. Social, political, religious and economic dimensions of inclusion-exclusion in divided societies will be addressed and analyzed.

The following questions will form the framework of the discussions:

  • What are the main mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion in divided societies?
  • How do these mechanisms function in different fields?
  • What are the best forms of organizing and managing difference?
  • What are the fields in which mechanisms of inclusionand exclusion operate?
  • What are the normative horizons of inclusion and exclusion?
  • What are the main implications of inclusion and exclusion in diverse societies?
  • What are the configurations of membership and participation that emerge in each field?
  • What are the various paradigms of dealing with difference and what are their implicated regimes of rights?



The Summer Academy takes place at the University of Tel Aviv/Israel. The program entails presentations and discussions, a special workshop on mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion in divided societies as well as dialogues with key figures from cultural, political and media realms. Besides Tel Aviv as the main venue, the course will also hold meetings in Jerusalem, Sapir College, Akko and Nazareth where a cultural program will be offered, i.e. a guided city tour through Akko (Acre).
The conference language is English. Personal contribution will be 200 € p.p. It includes housing, full board and frame program. Flights from Germany to Israel will be compensated. Accommodation will be carried out in single rooms (Tel Aviv), respectively in double rooms (Nazareth). Tours to Sapir College, The Negev, Jerusalem and Galilee are included.


The project has been initiated by Prof. Uta Klein (Institute of Social Sciences, University of Kiel), in cooperation with Dr. Amal Jamal, Prof. Hanna Herzog and Dr. Adriana Kemp (all from Faculty of Social Sciences, Tel Aviv University/Israel), Prof. Dietrich Thränhardt (Institute of Political Sciences, University of Münster, Em.), Dr. Zvi Schuldiner (Department of Public Administration and Policy, Sapir College/Israel) and Prof. Tine Stein (Institute of Social Sciences, University of Kiel).

Target groups

  • PhD students and advanced students from Israel and Germany working on research projects relevant to the below-mentioned questions.
  • Members of international organizations and NGOs working on practical projects dealing with the belowmentioned questions.

All participants will provide their own analyses, research results or projects for presentation and discussion.


Applicants are requested to send an exposé of their project (Doctoral thesis/practical project/other research project, 1.300 words max.) under specification of their academic degree, field of studies, university and status of their project. Applications can be submitted via e-mail until 15th of April to the following address:

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For further enquiries please contact:

Karen Umansky
Walter Lebach Institute at TAU
Faculty of Social Sciences,
Naftali Building, Room 721
Tel Aviv University, P.O.B. 39040
69978 Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel. +972-3-640775 Pick It! 6