Ayelet Harel-Shalev is a research fellow in the Nazarian Center for Israel studies, and the Department of Political Science, UCLA.
Harel-Shalev specializes in comparative political studies. Her research interests include minority rights; democratization processes in divided societies; ethnic conflicts; Indian politics and society; gender studies; and Israeli politics and society.
Her recent book The Challenge of Sustaining Democracy in Deeply Divided Societies - Citizenship, Rights, and Ethnic Conflicts in India and Israel won the Israeli Political Science Association prize for the best book of 2010. A second edition of the book is about to be published in India by Foundation Books and Cambridge University Press, India.
Her journal publications include "The Problematic Nature of Religious Autonomy to Minorities in Democracies – The Case of India's Muslims which was published in Democratization, and "Lingual and Educational Policy toward 'Homeland Minorities' in Deeply Divided Societies," which appeared in Politics and Policy.
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Published: Monday, December 05, 2011