Michael Munger on NPR Planet Money podcast

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Transcript excerpt... ​VANEK SMITH: (Laughter) And there is always someone who will help us be a little bit lazier - for a profit. SMITH: And I guess in some ways with all that, you know, one-click shopping, the internet has made us lazier, and it's simultaneously created all these... Read More »

Department hosts Interdisciplinary Political Theory Retreat

Monday, September 12, 2016
Funded by a Humanities Futures Grant from the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Interdisciplinary Political Theory Retreat was held on September 9, 2016 in 270 Gross Hall.  Faculty from the history, philosophy and political science departments, as well as the Divinity School, the Law School,... Read More »

NPR The State of Things, David Siegel explains the impact of 9/11 on teaching about terrorism

Saturday, September 10, 2016
"This Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The event caused shifts in global political, social and economic climates around the world, and has given birth to lots of new academic scholarship. In advance of the anniversary, Duke University asked some of its scholars to... Read More »

Kerry Haynie elected as Co-President of the APSA's Section on Race and Ethnic Politics

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Professor Kerry L. Haynie was elected to a two year term as Co-President of the American Political Science Association's  Section on Race and Ethnic Politics, at the association's annual meeting in Philadelphia, August 31-September 4, 2016.  The purpose of the Section... Read More »

Three-year National Science Foundation Grant to Support the RBSI Program Awarded to Dr. Paula D. McClain

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Dr. Paula D. McClain, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education at Duke University has been awarded a $327,465 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) for 2016-... Read More »

German-Turkish ties hit by 'Islamization' leak - Timur Kuran interviewed

Friday, August 19, 2016
The charge of "Islamization" is at least partly correct, says Timur Kuran, professor of economics, political science, and Islamic studies at Duke University. "Not only have Turkey's politics been Islamicized through AKP's deliberate policies, but Turkey's very large secular minority is under... Read More »

Donald Trump’s Terrorism Plan Mixes Cold War Concepts and Limits on Immigrants - Peter Feaver comments in the NYTimes

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Peter Feaver, a former Bush administration official who handled Iraq strategy and now teaches at Duke University, and who has signed two letters from national security officials opposing Mr. Trump’s candidacy, praised Mr. Trump for giving a “surprisingly serious” speech on counterterrorism. But... Read More »

Will Politics Take Off the Month of August? - Sunshine Hillygus interviewed

Friday, August 5, 2016
While this year the lack of an August lull is more pronounced than previously, Sunshine Hillygus, professor of political science at Duke University, told TIME the end of the August lull is also related to changes in how people read the news, including the spread of social media. “It is a... Read More »

Brexit Illustrates Why Voting Is One of the Worst Ways to Make Decisions - Michael Munger

Thursday, August 4, 2016
Now, to be clear, I’m not trying to say that Brexit itself was a bad decision. My point is about majority rule and voting. In this post, I’m going to argue that voting was not the best way to represent the will of the people when the Brexit decision was being made. Continue reading here... Read More »