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The Politics of Peace and the Consequences of War

May 6-7, 2007
University of Texas at Austin
LBJ Library & Museum, 10th floor

Registration for the workshop is now closed.

Those who have not registered are still welcome to attend the sessions,
but only registrants may attend the meals.


     War is among the most ancient and regular of human activities, but its consequences for domestic politics are poorly understood. Scholars routinely allude to war’s transformative power for the states and societies preparing for and waging them, but studies of war’s domestic political consequences are comparatively rare. Elementary questions remain unanswered, and policy suffers as a result.

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     This interdisciplinary workshop brings together leading scholars—from the fields of communication, economics, history, law, political science, public affairs, and sociology—from around the country and the world to begin to address the many intriguing questions surrounding the domestic political consequences of war.


Sunday, May 6


8:00 – 8:45
Breakfast (open to all)

8:45 – 9:00
Welcome and Introduction:
Elizabeth Kier & Ronald Krebs

9:00 – 10:15
War and the Domestic Economic Order
Hugh Rockoff, Economics, Rutgers University
Mark Wilson, History, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
James Galbraith, Public Affairs, UT Austin

10:15 – 10:30
Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:45
Globalization, Mobilization, and Civil-Military Relations
Deborah Avant, Political Science, George Washington University
Bartholomew Sparrow, Government, UT Austin
Zoltan Barany, Government, UT Austin

11:45 – 1:00
Lunch (open to all)

1:00 – 2:15
War, Reform, and the Politics of Gender
Gretchen Ritter, Government, UT Austin
Elizabeth Kier, Political Science, University of Washington
William Forbath, Law and History, UT Austin

2:15 – 2:30
Coffee Break

2:30 – 3:45
National Identity and National Narratives
Dana Cloud, Communication, UT Austin
Jay Winter, History, Yale University
Jeffrey Tulis, Government, UT Austin

3:45 – 5:00

Democratic Participation and Civil Society
James Burk, Sociology, Texas A&M University
Rieko Kage, Political Science, Kobe University
Michael Young, Sociology, UT Austin

Monday, May 7


8:00 – 8:45
Breakfast (open to all)

8:45 – 10:00
Democratic Contestation (I): Executive Capacity and Authority
Daniel Kryder, Politics, Brandeis University
Sanford Levinson, Law, UT Austin
Peter Trubowitz, Government, UT Austin

10:00 – 10:15
Coffee Break

10:15 – 11:30
Democratic Contestation (II): Civil Liberties
Oren Gross, Law, University of Minnesota
Ronald Krebs, Political Science, UT Austin & University of Minnesota
H.W. Brands, History, UT Austin

11:30 – 1:00
Concluding Session
Where Do We Go From Here?
Peter Katzenstein, Government, Cornell University
Paul Starr, Sociology, Princeton University

1:00 – 2:15
Lunch (open to all)


Presented By

The Donald D. Harrington Fellows Program

UT Sponsors

College of Communication
The College of Liberal Arts
Department of Government
The Law School
LBJ Library and Museum


Elizabeth Kier, University of Washington
Ronald Krebs, Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellow, UT Austin