Research Professor, Center for Political Studies, University of Michigan;
Professor, Political Science, University of MichiganPh.D. Political Science, Northwestern, 1969
Professor Tessler specializes in Comparative Politics and Middle East Studies. He has studied and/or conducted field research in Tunisia, Israel, Morocco, Egypt, and Palestine (West Bank and Gaza). He is one of the very few American scholars to have attended university and lived for extended periods in both the Arab world and Israel. He has also spent several years teaching and consulting in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia.
Programs of Research
Comparative Values Surveys of Islamic Countries.
Moaddel M, Tessler M, and Inglehart R. 2008. “Saddam Hussein and the Sunni Insurgency: Findings from Values Surveys.” Political Science Quarterly 123(4): 623-44.
Moaddel M, Tessler M, and Inglehart R. 2008. “Foreign Occupation and National Pride.” Public Opinion Quarterly 72(4): 677-705.
Inglehart R, Moaddel M, and Tessler M. 2006. “Xenophobia and In-Group Solidarity in Iraq: A Natural Experiment on the Impact of Insecurity.” Perspectives on Politics 4(3): 495-505.
Tessler M, Moaddel M, and Inglehart R. 2006. “Getting to Arab Democracy: What Do Iraqis Want?” Journal of Democracy 17(1): 38-50.
Tessler M. 2003. “Arab and Muslim Political Attitudes: Stereotypes and Evidence from Survey Research.” International Studies Perspectives 4: 175-80.
Tessler M. 2002. “Do Islamic Orientations Influence Attitudes toward Democracy in the Arab World? Evidence from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Algeria.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology 43(3-5): 229-49.