Gabriel Rubin

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Associate Professor, Justice Studies

Dickson Hall 324
973 655-5319
973 655-4186
BA:Temple University
PhD:Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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I came to Montclair State from MIT with specialties in terrorism and political theory.

My recently published book Freedom and Order: How Democratic Governments Restrict Civil Liberties after Terrorist Attacks--and Why Sometimes They Don't (Lexington Books 2011) explains variation in government legislative responses to terrorism. It includes an extensive description of how the Patriot Act was passed (and its contents). It also employs the cases of Israel and the United Kingdom to show that legislative responses to terror attacks vary greatly and that counterterrorism legislation is not always proposed--even sometimes being blocked by the legislature after being proposed.

I have also published work on international human rights, terrorism and globalization, and state failure.

My present research interests include hate crimes and xenophobia, emotional responses to terrorist attacks, state failure, and rhetoric and threat inflation. I am also interested in egalitarianism, pluralism, and normative migration policy.

I am the faculty coordinator for the International Justice concentration and teach the two required courses in that area of study (Intro to International Justice and International Justice II).

Here are some of the courses I teach:
JUST 103: Intro to International Justice
JUST 200: Perspectives in Justice Studies I
JUST 210: International Justice II
JUST 240: Statistics for Social Research
JUST 300: Research in Justice Studies
JUST 310: Theories of Justice
JUST 324: Terrorism and Social Justice
JUST 360: Rights, Liberties and American Justice


Faculty Coordinator for International Justice concentration
Specialties: Terrorism, Political Theory, Civil War, Middle East and African Politics