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M. Steven Fish is Professor of Political Science at the University of California- Berkeley. He has published six authored or co-authored books and numerous journal articles and book chapters on democracy and regime change in developing and post-communist countries, religion and politics, and constitutional systems and national legislatures. His book Are Muslims Distinctive? A Look at the Evidence (Oxford, 2011) was selected for Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2012: Top 25 Books.

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