Csaba Nikolenyi, PhD
Professor, Political Science
Director of the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies
Csaba Nikolenyi received his PhD from the University of British Columbia in 2000 and was hired by Concordia University the same year. His research focuses on the comparative study of political parties, electoral systems and legislatures in post-communist democracies as well as on the political systems of Israel and India. He was former English Co-Editor of the Canadian Journal of Political Science (2006-11). He served as Code Administrator in the Faculty of Arts and Science between 2009 and 2011 and as Chair of the Department of PoliticalScience between 2011 and 2014. Currently, he is the Director of the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies. Dr. Nikolenyi has published extensively in comparative politics journals and has authored two books: Minority Government in India (Routledge 2010) and Institutional Design and Party Government inPost-Communist Democracies (Oxford University Press, 2014). He was Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2007-8) and at the Centre for European Studies at the Australian National University (2012).
PhD (University of British Columbia)
Comparative Party and Electoral Systems.
POLI 202 Introduction to Political Science
POLI 217 Comparing Democracies
POLI 305 International Political Economy
POLI 307 Regional Integration and the State
POLI 329 American Foreign Policy
POLI 398R Comparative Political Parties and Party Systems
POLI 484 Post-Communist Societies
POLI 487T Comparative Electoral Systems
POLI 626/801 Seminar in Comparative Politics
POLI 643 Rational and Public Choice
Csaba Nikolenyi. 2014.Institutional Design and Party Government in Post-Communist Europe. (Oxford University Press)
Csaba Nikolenyi. 2010. Minority Governments in India: The Puzzle of Elusive Majorities.(London: Routledge).Articles and book chapters
Csaba Nikolenyi. (2015). “GovernmentInvestiture in India: Formal Rule and Informal Practices” in Shane Martin, Bjorn Erik Raschand Jose Cheibub, eds., Parliaments and Government Formation: Unpacking InvestitureRules. Pp. 275-91.
Csaba Nikolenyi and Shaul Shenhav. (2015).“The Constitutionalization of Party Unity: The Originsof the Anti-Defection Laws in India and Israel”. Journal of Legislative Studies Accessible at:http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/emEYUWzthDez3R6qWIWS/full
Csaba Nikolenyi 2014. ‘Party SystemInstitutionalization in India’ in Allen Hicken and Erik Kuhonta, eds.Party System Institutionalization in Asia.Cambridge University Press. PP.189-211.
Csaba Nikolenyi. 2014.“The Selection and De-Selection of Cabinet Ministers in India” in Keith Dowding and PatrickDumont, eds., The Selection and De-Selection of Political Elites Outside Europe. Routledge. PP.99-116.
Csaba Nikolenyi. 2013. ‘TheIsraeli Party System in Comparative Perspective: A Unique Case or Part of the West European Tradition?’ in David Tal, ed. Israeli Identity:Between Orient and Occident. Routledge.Pp. 65-82.
Csaba Nikolenyi. 2012.“When Electoral Reform Fails: The Stability of Proportional Representation in Post-CommunistDemocracies” in Reuven Hazan and Monique Leyenaar, eds., UnderstandingElectoral Reform (New York: Routledge), pp. 171-90.CsabaNikolenyi. 2011. “When Electoral ReformFails: The Stability of Proportional Representationin Post-Communist Democracies”. West EuropeanPolitics 34 (3):607-25. 2009