Neil Malhotra

Professor of Political Economy

Graduate School of Business
Stanford University
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305-7298
(408) 772-7969
neilm (at) stanford.edu
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Militant Politics in Pakistan

Leveraging novel data collection efforts in Pakistan, I have explored how various individual-level characteristics infleunce people's support for militant organizations and political violence: socioeconomic status, religiosity, and democratic values. We have also explored the causal effects of relative deprivation and perceived violence on support for militant groups as well as how economic shocks affect civic engagement.


Please find links to his publications in this research area below:

Fair, C. Christine, Rebecca Littman, Neil Malhotra, and Jacob Shapiro. In press. "Relative Poverty, Percevied Violence, and Support for Militant Politics: Evidence from Pakistan." Political Science Research and Methods.

Fair, C. Christine, Neil Malhotra, and Jacob Shapiro. 2014. “Democratic Values and Support for Militancy: Evidence from a National Survey of Pakistan." Journal of Conflict Resolution.  58(5): 743-770.

Blair, Graeme, Christine Fair, Neil Malhotra, and Jacob Shapiro. 2013. “Poverty and Support for Militant Politics: Evidence from Pakistan." American Journal of Political Science. 57(1): 30-48.

Fair, C. Christine, Neil Malhotra, and Jacob Shapiro. 2012. “Faith or Doctrine? Religion and Support for Political Violence in Pakistan." Public Opinion Quarterly. 76(4): 688-720.

Fair, C. Christine, Neil Malhotra, and Jacob N. Shapiro. 2010. “Islam, Militancy and Politics in Pakistan: Insights from a National Sample." Terrorism and Political Violence. 22(4): 495-521.