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Peter Lange

Thomas A. Langford University Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Political Science
Box 90005, Durham, NC 27708-0005
220 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708


Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and former Provost (1999-2014) and Chair of the Political Science department (1996-1999). His principal interests are global higher education, comparative politics and political economy and twentieth century European politics. In addition to numerous articles, he is the author of Union Democracy and Liberal Corporatism: Exit, Voice and Wage Regulation in Postwar Europe, co-author of Unions, Change and Crisis: French and Italian Union Strategy and the Political Economy. He is also co-editor of Continuity and Change in Contemporary Capitalism, as well as Italy in Transition, State, Market and Social Regulation: New Perspectives on Italy. Prior to becoming Provost in 1999, his work  focused on the relationship between globalization, domestic politics and economic policy and performance in the advanced industrial democracies. He has taught at Harvard University and was a Research Fellow of the Center for European Studies there. He serves on the editorial board of several journals. In 1991-1992 he was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Palo Alto, CA and in 1994 co-chaired a Summer Institute at the Center in "Internationalization and Domestic Performance in Postwar Europe", a follow-up to which was held in the summers of 1998 and 1999 in Palo Alto and Berlin. He was also Chair of the Joint Committee on Western Europe of the Social Science Research Council. He served as Vice-Provost for Academic and International Affairs at Duke from 1994-1996 and Chair of the Curriculum Review Committee for Arts and Sciences at Duke.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Thomas A. Langford University Distinguished Professor Emeritus · 2018 - Present Political Science, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Professor Emeritus of Political Science · 2018 - Present Political Science, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

Massachusetts Institute of Technology · 1975 Ph.D.
Oberlin College · 1967 B.A.