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Dursun Peksen

Department of Political Science
The University of Memphis
United States of America


Dr. Dursun Peksen is Associate Professor of Political Science. He has several published or forthcoming articles on economic sanctions, armed interventions, human rights, political violence, and democratization. His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in several prestigious journals such as Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Political Research Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, Word Development, and International Interactions. Dr. Peksen's teaching areas include foreign policy analysis, human rights, political violence, international political economy, security studies, introduction to political research, and research design and data analysis.

Research Interest

Foreign policy; International Political Economy; Economic sanctions; Human rights (women's rights, labor rights); Military intervention


  • "The Impact of Human Rights INGO Shaming on Humanitarian Intervention," Journal of Politics (with Amanda Murdie, 2014).

  • "Financial Crises and Labor: Does Tight Money Loosen Labor Rights?" World Development (with Robert Blanton and Shannon Blanton, 2015)

  • "Successful or Counterproductive Coercion? The Effect of International Sanctions on Conflict Intensity," Journal of Conflict Resolution (with Lisa Hutlman, 2016).

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