Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Dani Rodrik Blogging on the Ottoman Empire

Dani Rodrik has an interesting post on the influence of the Ottoman Empire's influence on European secularism. The research courtesy of a Turkish scholar (appropriately) finds that European religious conflict was negatively correlated with incursions from the Ottomans.

Rodrik is a economist at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and is notable for his stance on trade and globalization which he does not view to be an unmitigated good. Though, nor do I think it fair to describe a trade skeptic. Anyways, check it out.

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