Information about the Network in English

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Social sciences-IL is an electronic network of communication that aims to enhance effective communication between academic staff, administrative staff and research students across social science disciplines in Israel. The network was inaugurated in February 2008 by Prof. David Lev-Faur from the department of political science and the Federmann School of Public Policy and Government at the Hebrew University. Subscribers are welcomed to shape the rules of the network are to encourage their colleagues and research students to join it.

The Goals of the Network To create a common space for discussion of professional issues, to promote an integrated and diversified research community, and thereby to strengthen ties and communication between members of the community. Active communication and social ties are pre-requisite for professional development and the strengthening of professional norms of transparency and openness.

There are at least three reasons to maintain a virtual community of social sciences in Israel. First, the existence of open professional communities, in addition to organizational frameworks of the employing institutions, is essential for the development of the profession, as well as for the existence of an active and robust civil society. Open professional communities, in addition to the organized and institutionalized ones, are essential to democracy and a pillar of civil society in Israel. Second, it seems that the academic mission and the disciplinary goal of social sciences in Israel and abroad are not clear. The scientific realm of social sciences, like the political system and the Israeli society in general, has been going through processes of division and fragmentation and disciplinary, theoretical and methodological conflicts intensify. A social sciences network might be able to contribute to discuss these processes and thereby would enable a better understanding them. Third, the system of higher education is one of the pillars of the Israeli society. Its prosperity and success are in the interests of each and every one of us. Electronic open forums might be able to promote these common interests in an open and critical manner.

Submitting messages: To submit message to all members of the network please send you message to: Subscribing and unsubscribing to the network: You can subscribe and unsubscribe from the network by sending a request to:

Archive of old messages: The archive contains all the messages that have been submitted to the network since its inception in February 2008. Access to the archive is possible only with a password through the homepage of the network. To receive a password use you email address with which you have registered to the network.

Editorial policy The network's moderator performs his discretion regarding the publication of submitted messages. The purpose of the publishing policy is to maintain a balance between the goals of the network as an open list and its professional objectives. Subjects that are not of the concern the members of the groups as a group will not be published, but only after a special consideration.

Network's rule and guidelines The rules and guidelines of the network are under construction. Members of the network are encouraged to contribute to shape the rules of behavior. This can be done by adding and editing this page. In order to do this one has to register to the network (See instructions above).

In principle, the network is restricted to academic issues that do not get enough space in other media. However, in some cases it is possible to use the network for “private” messages such as exchange/renting/lending of apartments in cases of sabbatical.

• Messages have to be signed by full name and affiliation. It is recommended not to add full and detailed signature to the message. • In responses to other messages, it is recommended to delete the original message. • The content of the messages represents the views of the authors and on their responsibility only.

Research Seminar

Messages regarding Departmental Research Seminars will be published in the network only after discretion and in taking into account the estimated interest of members of the network in the Seminar and the existence, or the lack, of alternative, more focused, ways of publishing these events.

Do Note Send • Copies of messaged addressed to addressees who are not members of the network. • Chain letters. • Brief responses without explanations. • Derogatory responses. • Private messages regarding selling/buying of items, with the exception of apartments for rent in the context of sabbatical and short term academic visits . • Anonymous messages.

Languages of communication

• The common languages in the network are Hebrew and English. Please be advised that in some cases there are difficulties in reading Hebrew messages when messages are coming back and forth among members. • It is possible to submit messages in Arabic, Russian and Amharic. We have had no previous experience with these languages, but we welcome messages in these lanaguages. • When you write a message not in Hebrew or English, please let the administrator know what the content of the message consists of, in order to enable him/her to decide whether it suites the list.

Suggestion, ideas and responses You are encouraged to respond on the operation of the email list Social Sciences-IL. In order to do that, please register to the site (See above).

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