Message from the President

Founded in April 2010, AALIMS reached a milestone at its third anniversary. As a sign of becoming an established organization, we have experienced our first “change of the guard.” 

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Fish, M. Steven, Wolfgang Babeck and Zeno Reichenbecher. Rewriting a Constitution: Georgia’s Shift towards Europe. Baden-Baden, Germany: GIZ, 2012.

Fish, M. Steven and Danielle N. Lussier. “Indonesia: The Benefits of Civic Engagement.” Journal of Democracy, 23 (2012): 70-84.

Fish, M. StevenAre Muslims Distinctive? A Look at the Evidence. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Fish, M. Steven. “Fighting Reversion: Strong Legislatures as the Key to Bolstering Democracy.” The Dynamics of Democratization: Dictatorship, Development, and Diffusion, ed. Nathan Brown. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011: 118-39.

Fish, M. Steven, Francesca R. Jensenius and Katherine E. Michel. “Islam and Large-Scale Political Violence: Is There a Connection?” Comparative Political Studies, 43 (2010): 1327-62.

Fish, M. Steven and Omar Choudhry. “Democratization and Economic Liberalization in the Postcommunist World.” Comparative Political Studies, 40 (2007): 254-82.

Iyigun, Murat. Economics of Conflict in the Name of God. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, forthcoming.

Iyigun, Murat. "Lessons from the Ottoman Harem: On Ethnicity, Religion & War.",  Economic Development and Cultural Change, 61 (2013): 693-730.

Iyigun, Murat and Erin Fletcher. “Cultures, Clashes, and Peace.” IZA working paper, April 2009.

Iyigun, Murat. “Luther and Suleyman.” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 123 (2008): 1465-94.

Iyigun, Murat.On the Socioeconomic Consequences of Religious Strife and Coexistence.” Pp 217-31 in The Handbook of the Economics of Religion, ed. Rachel McCleary, New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.


Jamal, Amaney. Of Empires and Citizens: Pro-American Democracy or No Democracy at All?. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012.

Jamal, Amaney, Mark Tessler and Michael Robbins. "New Findings on Arabs and Democracy"Journal of Democracy, 23 (2012): 89-103.

Jamal, Amaney. "Muslim Americans: Enriching or Depleting American Democracy." Democracy and Religion, eds. Alan Wolf and Ira Katznelson. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010: 89-113.

Jamal, Amaney and Mark Tessler. Attitudes in the Arab World.” Journal of Democracy, 19 (2008): 97-110.

Jamal, Amaney and Irfan Nooruddin. “Democratic Utility of Trust: A Cross-National Analysis.” Journal of Politics, 72 (2010): 45-59.

Jamal, Amaney. Race and Arab-Americans Before and After 9-11: From Citizens to Visible Subjects. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2008.

Jamal, Amaney. Barriers to Democracy: The Other Side of Social Capital in Palestine and the Arab World. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007.

Jamal, Amaney. Citizenship and Crisis: Arab Detroit after 9-11. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2009.


Jha, Saumitra. “Trade, Institutions and Ethnic Tolerance: Evidence from South Asia.” American Political Science Review, 107 (2013): 806-832.

Jha, Saumitra. “Analyzing Political Risk in Developing Countries: A Practical Framework for Project Managers.” Business and Politics, 15 (2013): 117-136.

Jha, Saumitra and Steven Wilkinson.Does Combat Experience Foster Organizational Skill? Evidence from Ethnic Cleansing during the Partition of South Asia.” American Political Science Review, 106 (2012): 883-907.

Jha, Saumitra, Radu Ban and Vijayendra Rao. “Who has Voice in a Deliberative Democracy? Evidence from Transcripts of Village Parliaments in South India.” Journal of Development Economics, 99 (2012): 428–438.

Jha, Saumitra, Yadira Gonzalez de Lara, and Avner Greif. “The Administrative Foundations of Self-Enforcing Constitutions.” American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 98 (2008): 105-09.

Jha, Saumitra. “Maintaining Peace across Ethnic Lines: New Lessons from the Past.” Economics of Peace and Security Journal, 2 (2007): 89-93.




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