Islam and Democracy: A look at the Evidence

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M. Steven Fish is a comparative political scientist who studies democracy and regime change in developing and post-communist countries, religion and politics, and constitutional systems and national legislatures.

Professor Fish has conducted extensive field research in Eurasia, East Europe, and Southeast Asia. He served as a Senior Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Professor at the Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia, in 2007 and at the European University at St. Petersburg, Russia, from 2000-2001. In 2005, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Social Sciences Teaching Award of the College of Letters and Sciences, University of California-Berkeley. He is the author of several books including Are Muslims Distinctive? A Look at the Evidence. Professor Fish earned a B.A. from Cornell University, a M.A. from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.


M. Steven Fish

Political Science

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