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White-Collar Government


Feb 24 2014


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

White-Collar Government

White-Collar Government

A Conversation with Nicholas Carnes

When was the last time you voted for a working-class candidate for political office? It’s probably been longer than you think, given that most candidates for political office come from white-collar occupations. Can a government dominated by millionaire politicians be expected to govern “for the people?” Nicholas Carnes, a political scientist in Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and author of the book, White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making, addresses these questions in a series of videos. He also spoke at an event at Durham’s Beyù Caffè in February 2014. The talk was moderated by Alex Granados, Researcher/Legislative Reporter at EducationNC and former producer for WUNC’s “The State of Things.”

Co-sponsored by the Durham County Library.


Nicholas Carnes

Duke University

Nicholas Carnes is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and the Co-Director of the Research Triangle chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network. His research focuses on U.S. politics, legislative decision making, representation, social class, economic inequality, and state and local politics. Carnes' new book White-Collar Government:…...

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