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Valerie Jane Bunce

Aaron Binenkorb Professor of International Studies and Professor of Government

White Hall, Room 204
120 Uris Hall
vjb2@cornell.edu

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Valerie Bunce (Ph.D, University of Michigan) is the Aaron Binenkorb Professor of International Studies and Professor of Government.

Her primary field is comparative politics and, secondarily, international relations. Her research and teaching address comparative democratization, international democracy promotion (primarily by the U.S.); and inter-ethnic cooperation and conflict.

Departments/Programs

  • Government

Graduate Fields

  • Government
  • Public Affairs

Research

  • Her research and teaching address comparative democratization, the origins and consequences of imperial decline, inter-ethnic cooperation and conflict, peace-making after internal wars, and the diffusion of capitalism from the West to the "rest."
  • Her primary field is comparative politics and, secondarily, international relations. Her geographical focus is primarily east-central Europe, the Balkans and the Soviet successor states, though her comparative interests extend to Latin America.

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