Prof. Jonathan Fox

Academic advisor for Ph.D.


Jonathan Fox (Ph.D. University of Maryland, 1997) specializes in the influence of religion on politics which he examines using both quantitative and qualitative methodology. His research also investigates the impact of religion on domestic conflict, terrorism, international intervention, and international relations. His other research interests include the quantitative analysis of Samuel Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations" theory, nationalism, and ethnic conflict. His recent books on these topics include Religion in International Relations Theory: Interactions & Possibilities (Routledge, 2013, with Nukhet Sandal) and An Introduction to Religion and Politics: Theory & Practice (Routledge, 2013). Currently he is focusing on the issue of government religion policy as part of the Religion and State (RAS) project. ( The RAS project collects data on government religion policy in over 180 countries around the world and has produced numerous articles and three books, most recently Political Secularism, Religion and the State: A Time Series Analysis of Worldwide Data (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and The Unfree Exercise of Religion: A World Survey of Discrimination against Religious Minorities (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Prof. Fox teaches courses on religion and conflict, civil conflict, US politics, methodology, and "Political Science Fiction--Political Science and Science Fiction Literature." Since 1997, Prof. Fox has been on the Faculty of the Political Studies Department of Bar-Ilan University and since 2001 a research fellow at Bar-Ilan's Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and since 2004 a senior research fellow. In the past he has also worked on the Minorities at Risk and State Failure projects. Prof. Fox is the author or editor of nine books and over seventy five research articles and book chapters


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