Chaim Gans received his LL.B. from Hebrew University, B.A. and M.A. from TAU, and D. Phil. from University College, Oxford.
He teaches legal, moral and political philosophy.
His books are: A Political Theory for the Jewish People (Oxford University Press, 2016);
A Just Zionism: On the Morality of the Jewish State (Oxford University Press, 2008);
From Richard Wagner to the Right of Return: Philosophical Analysis of Israeli Public Affairs (Am Oved, 2006) (Hebrew);
The Limits of Nationalism (Cambridge University Press, 2003);
Philosophical Anarchism and Political Disobedience(Cambridge University Press, 1992).
Gans was awarded in 2017 the American Association for Jewish Studies Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in Philosophy and Jewish Thought for his A Political Theory for the Jewish People (Oxford UP, 2016). The Hebrew edition of this book won the Bahat Prize for the best scholarly manuscript 2011. In 2012 Gans won the Landau Prize for Academic Excellence in Political Science and International Relations, the Cheshin Prize for Academic Excellence in Law and previously, in 2004, The Minkoff Prize for Excellence in Law.