Ottoman Empire courts data reveal a cause for sluggish industrialization - Timur Kuran

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Professor Kuran, of Duke University, said the Ottoman Sharia judges had been trying to help those with high social status.  “What we see here are unintended consequences. The court’s intent was to assist groups considered worthy of support,” he wrote.  “The unintended consequence was to... Read More »

The Brexit referendum is a failure of political leadership - Tim Büthe

Thursday, June 23, 2016
  Proponents of Brexit have made strong claims, including that it will ultimately make Britain richer and restore its liberty. But the ultimate reason for the strength of the exit camp is the near-complete failure of the British political leadership. Over the past half century, Britain's... Read More »

David Siegel and Peter Feaver respond to the policy implications of the Orlando massacre

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Political science faculty, David Siegel and Peter Feaver wrote op-ed pieces responding to policy questions surrounding the tragedy of the recent Orlando shooting. Writing in, "Why you can't support a no-fly list but allow those on it to get guns" Siegel concludes, "A member of Congress... Read More »

Tim Büthe helps launch Qualitative Transparency Deliberations

Friday, May 27, 2016
What are the best practices in qualitative research design as they pertain to research transparency? Tim Büthe has recently co-chaired the steering committee to launch Qualitative Transparency Deliberations, a discussion platform approved by the American Political Science... Read More »

International Panel on Social Progress: Chapter 12 Meets in Geneva, Tim Büthe attends

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
On May 12-14, Tim Büthe, associate professor of political science and public policy, attended the lead authors' meeting in Geneva for "Varieties of Global Governance," chapter 12 of "Rethinking Society for the 21st Century", the report of the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP).... Read More »

Voices Carry: How Careless Campaign Bombast Can Undo Administrations - alumna Danielle Luption and Peter Feaver coauthor

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Yes, they are, though political scientists have argued for years whether credibility really matters in foreign policy. There is an older body of scholarship that suggests concerns over credibility are overstated (for a sympathetic review of that literature, see here). According to this view... Read More »

Graduation Stories: 11 seniors and their Duke legacies

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Duke Today is highlighting twenty-three seniors, seven of which are political science majors or minors.  Here are those seven, and four more unforgettable Duke stories.   Jay Ruckelshaus and Laura Roberts were awarded Rhodes Scholarships.  In this video, they... Read More »

Graduation Stories: Emma Campbell-Mohn

Monday, May 9, 2016
From Duke Today: This week, this third-generation Dukie graduates with a double major in political science and Asian & Middle Eastern studies with a minor in history. In August, Campbell-Mohn will head to Tsinghua University in Beijing for an accelerated, one-year master’s program as a... Read More »

Melanie Manion and Erik Wibbels awarded distinguished professorships

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Congratulations to Melanie Manion who has been named the Vor Broker Family Professor of Political Science and Erik Wibbels who has been inducted into the Bass Society of Fellows as the Robert O. Keohane Professor of Political Science. Duke University has awarded distinguished... Read More »