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Donald L. Horowitz, James B. Duke Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law and Political Science

Donald L. Horowitz
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Office Location:  Duke Law School 210 Science Dr, Duke Box 90362, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (301) 907-0976
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Web Page:   http://law.duke.edu/fac/horowitz/


Ph.D., Harvard University, 1967
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1968
M.A., Harvard University, 1965
LL.M., Harvard University, 1962
LL.B., Syracuse University, 1961
B.A., Syracuse University, 1959
A.B., Syracuse University, 1959

Comparative Politics
Research Interests:

Donald L. Horowitz is the James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science at Duke University. Professor Horowitz is the author of six books: The Courts and Social Policy (1977), which won the Louis Brownlow Award of the National Academy of Public Administration; The Jurocracy (1977), a book about government lawyers; Coup Theories and Officers’ Motives: Sri Lanka in Comparative Perspective (1980); Ethnic Groups in Conflict(1985, 2000); A Democratic South Africa? Constitutional Engineering in a Divided Society (1991), which won the Ralph Bunche Prize of the American Political Science Association; and The Deadly Ethnic Riot (2001). Professor Horowitz has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago Law School and at the Central European University and a Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge, at the Law Faculty of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and at Universiti Kebangsaan in Malaysia. In 2001, he was Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics, and in 2001-02, he was a Carnegie Scholar. Professor Horowitz is currently writing a book about constitutional design, particularly for divided societies, a subject on which he has advised a number of countries. Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1993, he is currently President of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy and is a member of the Secretary of State’s bipartisan Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion.

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Horowitz, DL, Irredentas and secessions: Adjacent phenomena, neglected connections, in The Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict: Second Edition (January, 2016), pp. 155-164, Routledge [doi] .
  2. Horowitz, DL, Ethnic power sharing: Three big problems, Journal of Democracy, vol. 25 no. 2 (January, 2014), pp. 5-20, Johns Hopkins University Press [doi]  [abs].
  3. Diamond, L; Fukuyama, F; Horowitz, DL; Plattner, MF, Reconsidering the Transition Paradigm, Journal of Democracy, vol. 25 no. 1 (2014), pp. 86-100, Project Muse [Gateway.cgi], [doi] .
  4. Horowitz, DL, Nein, Nein und Nochmals Nein: Ein Israelisch-Palästinensisches Abkommen Wird es so Schnell Nicht Geben, Internationale Politik, vol. 65 no. 6 (November, 2010), pp. 74-79 .
  5. D.L. Horowitz, Getting to No: Obstacles on the Road to Middle East Peace, The American Interest, September – October 2010. (2010) .

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