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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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Selected Recent Publications

Here is a selection of recent publications by scholars who have presented at an AALIMS conference. Collectively the articles and books convey the range of scholarship that AALIMS seeks to promote. The publications given for each author are not meant to be exhaustive. For a complete list of each author’s publications, please check his or her website, accessible from the Faculty Fellows pages.

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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