Donald L. Horowitz

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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, which won the Louis Brownlow Award of the National Academy of Public Administration; The Jurocracy, a book about government lawyers; Coup Theories and Officers’ Motives: Sri Lanka in Comparative Perspective; Ethnic Groups in Conflict; A Democratic South Africa? Constitutional Engineering in a Divided Society, which won the Ralph Bunche Prize of the American Political Science Association; and The Deadly Ethnic Riot. 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 was recently appointed to the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion." [1] For more biographical details. [2]

In 1997 he received a $45,000 grant from the USIP to "Examine how societies deeply divided by ethnic conflict can more systematically analyze and adopt political institutions that are expected to ameliorate differences and resolve conflicts." [3]

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  1. Donald Horowitz, Duke Law Faculty, accessed July 12, 2007.
  2. Curriculum Vitae, Duke University, accessed July 12, 2007.
  3. Grant Awards, USIP, accessed July 12, 2007.
  4. Editorial Board & Staff, Journal of Democracy, accessed September 24, 2007.