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REDUCING PREJUDICE THROUGH DESCRIPTIVE REPRESENTATION: Evidence From A Natural Experiment in Israeli Medical Clinics
Descriptive representation in public goods provision is associated with enhance services, and increased institutional trust amongst minorities. Nonetheless, whether such representation shapesExpand
Curing Prejudice through Representative Bureaucracies: Evidence From A Natural Experiment in Israeli Medical Clinics
Representative bureaucracies are associated with economic development, improved organizational performance, and increased institutional trust and cooperation, amongst minorities. Nonetheless, theExpand
Party Competition and Cooperation Shape Affective Polarization: Evidence from Natural and Survey Experiments in Israel
Does electoral competition increase affective polarization? Can cross-party cooperation depolarize voters? Addressing these questions is challenging since both competition and cooperation areExpand
War and Politics : How and Why Wars Affect Individual Level Attitudes and Behaviors
How do wars affect voters’ attitudes and behaviors? Previous studies that focus mostly on the US and UK do not provide a conclusive answer. We advance our understanding of this question by examiningExpand
Geographies of violence in Jerusalem: The spatial logic of urban intergroup conflict
Abstract This paper assesses how spatial configurations shape and transform individual and collective forms of urban violence, suggesting that geographies of urban violence should be understood as anExpand
Diversity in health care institutions reduces Israeli patients’ prejudice toward Arabs
  • Chagai M Weiss
  • Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 31 March 2021
It is demonstrated that diversity in health care institutions can facilitate positive intergroup contact between majority group members and minorities in elevated social positions, and this unique contact serves to reduce prejudice. Expand
Representation in Healthcare Institutions Promotes Intergroup Tolerance: Evidence from the COVID-19 Crises in Israel and the US
How does minority representation in public institutions shape intergroup relations? To answer this question, I develop a theory of prejudice reduction through descriptive representation. I suggestExpand