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John P. Entelis

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John P. Entelis is professor of political science and associate director of the Middle East Studies program at Fordham University. The recipient of several Fulbright awards, including a U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship to conduct research in Lebanon, a Senior Fulbright Professorship at the University of Algiers and one at the University of Tunis, and a Fulbright Regional Research Award to Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. He has also directed three National Endowment for the Humanities summer institutes and seminars. Dr. Entelis is the author or coauthor of numerous scholarly publications on the comparative and international politics of the Middle East and North Africa, including Algeria: The Revolution Institutionalized; State and Society in Algeria; and Islam, Democracy, and the State in North Africa. In addition, he has written numerous book chapters, articles, and book reviews for leading scholarly journals, and his analysis has appeared in the New York Times and Le Monde Diplomatique, among other publications. The former editor-in-chief of the Journal of North African Studies, Dr. Entelis currently serves on its international advisory board. He is past president of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies, the premier scholarly professional association engaged in North African studies.

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PhD, Department of Politics, New York University
MA, Department of Politics, New York University

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The Algerian Conundrum:

January 5, 2016


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Selected Outside Publications

  • Pluralism and Party Transformation in Lebanon
  • Comparative Politics of North Africa
  • The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
  • Political Elites in Arab North Africa
  • Algeria: The Revolution Institutionalized
  • Culture and Counterculture in Moroccan Politics
  • State and Society in Algeria
  • Islam, Democracy, and the State in North Africa

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