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Nathan J. Brown, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and George Washington University

bio_NathanBrownNathan Brown, a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, is a distinguished scholar and author of four well-received books on Arab politics.  Brown brings his special expertise on Palestinian reform and Arab constitutionalism to the Endowment and his research interests also include Egyptian and Palestinian politics, legal reform in the modern Middle East, as well as democratization.  Brown’s most recent book, Resuming Arab Palestine, presents research on Palestinian society and governance after the establishment of the Palestinian Authority.

Brown was previously a scholar in residence at the Middle East Institute. He has recently been a member of the international advisory committee on drafting the Palestinian constitution and consultant to the UNDP’s program on governance in the Arab world.

Selected Publications: Resuming Arab Palestine, (University of California Press, 2003), Constitutions in a Non-Constitutional World: Arab Basic Laws and Prospects for Accountable Government, (SUNY Press, 2001), The Rule of Law in the Arab World:  Courts in Egypt and the Arab States of the Gulf (Cambridge University Press, 1997)

Abstract: Islamist Movements in the Electoral Process in Arab World

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