Steven Fish

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Michael Steven Fish (born August 3, 1962) is a tenured political science professor at the University of California, Berkeley.[1] His research interest include legislatures, political regimes, regime change, religion and politics, and Eurasian studies. He holds degrees from Stanford, Johns Hopkins, and Cornell University.[2] He published Data from the Handbook of National Legislatures and Are Muslims Distinctive? A Look at the Evidence.

Fish is a commentator in the media, including BBC World News and CNN.[2][3]


  • M. Steven Fish (22 July 1996). Democracy from Scratch: Opposition and Regime in the New Russian Revolution. Princeton University Press. ISBN 1-4008-2154-1.
  • M. Steven Fish (2000). "The Executive Deception: Superpresidentialism and the Degradatoin of Russian Politics". In Valerie Sperling (ed.). Building the Russian State: Institutional Crisis and the Quest for Democratic Governance. Boulder: Westview. pp. 177–192.
  • M. Steven Fish (18 August 2003). "The Impact of the 1999-2000 Parliamentary and Presidential Elections on Political Party Development". The 1999-2000 Elections in Russia: Their Impact and Legacy. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-81676-2.
  • M. Steven Fish (29 August 2005). Democracy Derailed in Russia: The Failure of Open Politics. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-139-44685-3.
  • M. Steven Fish; Matthew Kroenig (15 August 2011). The Handbook of National Legislatures: A Global Survey. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-107-60247-2.
  • M. Steven Fish (9 February 2011). Are Muslims Distinctive?: A Look at the Evidence. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-976920-9.


  1. ^ Vicki L. Hesli; William M. Reisinger (18 August 2003). The 1999-2000 Elections in Russia: Their Impact and Legacy. Cambridge University Press. p. i. ISBN 978-0-521-81676-2.
  2. ^ a b "M. Steven Fish". University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  3. ^ M. Steven Fish (23 July 2014). "Will sanctions work with Putin?". CNN. Retrieved 5 October 2019.