Gideon Rahat (Gidi) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research fields are comparative politics and Israeli politics. His interests include political parties, electoral reform, the personalization of politics and candidate selection methods. Gideon Rahat is a senior fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute.
Gidi has a collection of political figurines and dolls and he is an enthusiastic member of Hapoel Katamon association (a second division soccer team).