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My research expertise and interest are in two different disciplines: cross-cultural differences and democratization. I am interested to examine the relation and interaction between societal culture and institutional settings of democracy. The Cultural Compatibility Thesis of Democracy developed in my PhD dissertation posits that societal culture matters in the process of opting, adopting and adapting political institutions of democracy. The thesis suggests that the mentality of adopting the best model of democracy should be replaced with the attitude of finding the most compatible model.

I am also a pro-democracy activist and political analyst of Iranian politics (see my interview with the Tilburg University Magazine, UNIVERS). I am the director of GAMAAN (the Group for Analyzing and Measuring Attitudes in Iran) research foundation. Appearing in media and using Twitter, I try to have an impact on political debates around democratization of Iran.

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Recent publications

  1. Factoring in societal culture in policy transfer design - The prolife…

    Bertram, D., Maleki, A., & Karsten, N. (2020). Factoring in societal culture in policy transfer design: The proliferation of private sponsorship of refugees. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 21(1), 253-271.
  2. IRANIANS’ ATTITUDES TOWARD RELIGION: A 2020 SURVEY REPORT

    Maleki, A., & Tamimi Arab, P. (2020). IRANIANS’ ATTITUDES TOWARD RELIGION: A 2020 SURVEY REPORT.
  3. IRANIANS' ATTITUDES TOWARD THE DEATH PENALTY: A 2020 SURVEY REPORT

    Maleki, A., & Tamimi Arab, P. (2020). IRANIANS' ATTITUDES TOWARD THE DEATH PENALTY: A 2020 SURVEY REPORT.
  4. Iran’s secular shift: new survey reveals huge changes in religious be…

    Maleki, A. (Author), & Tamimi Arab, P. (Author). (2020). Iran’s secular shift: new survey reveals huge changes in religious beliefs. Web publication/site, The Conversation UK. https://theconversation.com/irans-secular-shift-new-survey-reveals-huge-changes-in-religious-beliefs-145253
  5. Survey Report on “The Islamic Republic: Yes or No”

    Maleki, A. (2019). Survey Report on “The Islamic Republic: Yes or No”. https://gamaan.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/gamaan-referendum-survey-report-english-2019.pdf

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