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International Gender Balancing Reforms - Kyle Beardsley et al. publishes new research

Monday, August 6, 2018

Gender balancing in the security sector is an increasingly common reform in postconflict countries, especially in the presence of peacekeeping missions. The UN has repeatedly stressed that increased representation of women in security forces (and other traditionally male-dominated institutions)... Read More about International Gender Balancing Reforms - Kyle Beardsley et al. publishes new research »


Michael Munger write about universal basic income for The Hill

Michael Munger write about universal basic income for The Hill

Friday, July 20, 2018

At a time when even the wealthiest nations face problems of poverty, many analysts are concerned about creating jobs in the “new” economy. Are traditional anti-poverty programs up to the task? I don’t think so. Many people, from diverse viewpoints, are talking about a universal basic income (UBI... Read More about Michael Munger write about universal basic income for The Hill »


Trump's trade war is not going as planned - Grieco and Büthe write op ed for Newsday

Trump's trade war is not going as planned - Grieco and Büthe write op ed for Newsday

Monday, July 16, 2018

President Donald Trump has told us that “trade wars are good, and easy to win.” He seems to have thought that just threatening to impose tariffs would bring other countries to their knees, since those countries need access to the vast U.S. market. But his global trade war isn’t going as planned... Read More about Trump's trade war is not going as planned - Grieco and Büthe write op ed for Newsday »


Many Fear Erdogan's New Powers - Timur Kuran interviewed in The Jerusalem Post

Many Fear Erdogan's New Powers - Timur Kuran interviewed in The Jerusalem Post

Friday, July 13, 2018

The country has been under a state of emergency for almost two years since the failed 2016 coup, but Erdogan said he would end it after the election. Under the new system, a state of emergency lasts for six months instead of three and Erdogan can declare one without needing the approval of... Read More about Many Fear Erdogan's New Powers - Timur Kuran interviewed in The Jerusalem Post »


Chris Johnston won the 2018 David O. Sears Book Award

Chris Johnston won the 2018 David O. Sears Book Award

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Christopher Johnston and his coauthors won the David O. Sears Book Award for 2018 for their work Open versus Closed: Personality, Identity, and the Politics of Redistribution.  Announced at the 41st annual scientific meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, this... Read More about Chris Johnston won the 2018 David O. Sears Book Award »


U.S. Supreme Court Justice cites co-authored work by Arvind Krishnamurthy

U.S. Supreme Court Justice cites co-authored work by Arvind Krishnamurthy

Thursday, July 5, 2018

On June 28, 2018, the US Supreme Court denied requests by two death row inmates from Mississippi to have their cases heard. Justice Stephen Breyer dissented from these decisions, citing a recent work by Prof. Frank Baumgartner along with UNC undergraduate students Marty Davidson, Kaneesha Johnson,... Read More about U.S. Supreme Court Justice cites co-authored work by Arvind Krishnamurthy  »


What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us - Ruth Grant writes Wall Street Journal op ed

What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us - Ruth Grant writes Wall Street Journal op ed

Friday, June 29, 2018

Thanks to Stormy Daniels, Harvey Weinstein and #MeToo, most of us are now familiar with agreements where one party purchases the other’s silence. But such nondisclosure agreements, also known as NDAs, aren’t limited to allegations of sexual misconduct, and often they involve public money. The... Read More about What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us - Ruth Grant writes Wall Street Journal op ed »


New York Times Opinion cites Ashley Jardina's research

New York Times Opinion cites Ashley Jardina's research

Thursday, June 28, 2018

"Kaufmann and Jardina’s work raises a crucial question: has traditional polling failed to capture the actual views of the public on immigration?" Ashley Jardina, a political scientist at Duke, argues in her 2017 paper “The White Backlash to ‘Crying Racism’: How Whites Respond to... Read More about New York Times Opinion cites Ashley Jardina's research »


Trump foreign policy has reshaped GOP position? - Peter Feaver interviewed in The Atlantic

Trump foreign policy has reshaped GOP position? - Peter Feaver interviewed in The Atlantic

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Peter Feaver, a Duke University political scientist, rejects the idea that changes in the GOP’s coalition have irreversibly shifted the party toward Trump-style isolationism and unilateralism. “The cost of alienating our allies … will start to mount,” said Feaver, who analyzed public opinion for... Read More about Trump foreign policy has reshaped GOP position? - Peter Feaver interviewed in The Atlantic »


Michael Munger on NPR discusses the sharing economy

Michael Munger on NPR discusses the sharing economy

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Michael Munger joins host Frank Stasio to talk about his new book: Tomorrow 3.0: Transaction Costs and the Shared Economy (Cambridge University Press/2018) which describes a movement that Munger says will rival the Industrial Revolution. In the short term, he sees an acceleration in job loss... Read More about Michael Munger on NPR discusses the sharing economy »


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