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Political science scholar and international adviser Brendan O'Leary maintains that the Iraq constitution offers the best framework for stability and democracy.Peter Nichols
Brendan O’Leary thinks the best thing for Iraq and its neighbors is not a strong Baghdad-based government but a decentralized federation of provinces. In fact, that’s what the Iraqi Constitution calls for.
Archaeologist Jeremy Sabloff's new book argues for the modern-day relevance of studying the long-ago and faraway.Priya Ratneshwar
Environmental sustainability, population growth, urban blight—these pressing dilemmas seem distinctly contemporary. But Jeremy Sabloff, the Christopher H.
In his new book, political scientist Donald Kettl argues that 20th-century government is no match for 21st-century problems.Peter Nichols
If the title of Donald Kettl’s new book, The Next Government of the United States: Why Our Institutions Fail Us and How to Fix Them, smacks of ov
American historian Bruce Kuklick shares his thoughts on this inaugural moment.B. Davin Stengel
As President Barack Obama commenced his inaugural address on Tuesday, the pundits and journalists who've spent recent months drawing (and debating) comparisons between Obama and past presidents were not the only ones expecting to hear invocations of Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Middle East scholar Heather Sharkey’s new book examines the impact of American Presbyterian missionaries in Egypt.Peter Nichols
In 1854, a group of American Presbyterian missionaries left Philadelphia and traveled to Egypt as part of a larger Anglo-American Protestant movement for universal evangelization. Over the next century, they gained few converts.
Psychology and law scholar Tess Wilkinson-Ryan studies the role of moral judgment in contract law.Priya Ratneshwar
Imagine that a trusted friend made a promise to you, and then broke it. When confronted, he or she offers to compensate you in cash for their betrayal. Chances are, you wouldn’t consider it an acceptable trade. But if you both had written the promise on paper and turned it into a legal contract, the law would expect you to do just that.
Technology Historian Nathan Ensmenger checks the pulse of the e-health revolution.B. Davin Stengel
From shopping and bill-paying to media consumption and socializing, Americans engage in dozens of routinized, Internet-mediated activities every day. And while the wired world may still skew young, Internet usage is becoming steadily more prevalent across all demographic lines.
Graduate student Arielle Kuperberg explores the impact of motherhood on graduate education for women.Peter Nichols
As if graduate school wasn’t hard enough, more and more women are juggling post-baccalaureate study with taking care of kids. That’s the finding of Ph.D.
Making Sense of the 2008 Presidential Election in Real TimeLoraine Terrell
On November 5, 2008, faculty members from the Department of Political Science participated in a lively, open discussion of the historical results — and significance — of the 2008 Presidential election.
This interactive video presentation of the event features panelists’ introductory remarks and their answers to some audience questions.
Sociologist Melissa Wilde offers a new explanation for the revolutionary transformation of the Roman Catholic Church.Peter Nichols
Many Catholics believe that continuity and change come to their church t
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