Bahar Leventoglu

Bahar Leventoglu is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Economics at Duke University. She earned her B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Rochester.

Professor Leventoglu researches the rationalist explanations of war, public commitment in international relations, and political transitions.

Representative Publications

Leventoğlu, Bahar, and Branislav L. Slantchev. “The Armed Peace: A Punctuated Equilibrium Theory of War.” American Journal of Political Science 51.4 (2007): 755-771.

Tarar, Ahmer, and Bahar Leventoğlu. “Public Commitment in Crisis Bargaining.” International Studies Quarterly 53.3 (2009): 817-839.

Leventoğlu, Bahar. “Social Mobility and Political Transitions.” Journal of Theoretical Politics 17.4 (2005): 465-496.

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