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Dr Carly Beckerman-Boys


Dr Carly Beckerman-Boys is Visiting Fellow at the MEC and a Visiting Lecturer at London City University. She was awarded her PhD from the University of Birmingham in 2013 and is currently engaged writing two distinct research projects. The first is an adaptation of her PhD thesis, which was originally entitled, “British Foreign Policy Decision-Making Towards Palestine During the Mandate: A Poliheuristic Perspective”, and the second, under contract with Palgrave Macmillan, addresses new developments in the field of Foreign Policy Analysis and its pedagogical potential. She also maintains a personal blog on politics related to the Middle East: middleeaststateofmind.com.|


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Email: c.beckerman-boys@lse.ac.uk



Research Interests

  • Decision-making during the Palestine Mandate
  • Politics of the Israel-Palestine conflict
  • Poliheuristic Theory
  • Third-party mediation



  • Foreign Policy Analysis: Concepts and Comparisons (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Forthcoming.
  • “Dominant Themes in October War Historiography: Blame and Historical Analogy,” in The October 1973 War, ed. Asaf Siniver(New York: Oxford University Press & London: Hurst, 2013).


“The Reversal of the Passfield White Paper, 1930-31: A Reappraisal,” Journal of Contemporary History 2014. Forthcoming.

“Third Parties and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Poliheuristic Decision Theory and British Mandate Palestine Policy,” Foreign Policy Analysis 2013: doi: 10.1111/fpa.12017

“Review: Security and Suspicion: An Ethnography of Everyday Life in Israel by Juliana Ochs,” Journal of Modern Jewish Studies 11(2) 2012: 285-286.