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Carolyn Warner

Carolyn Warner

Professor, School of Politics and Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


School of Poliltics and Global Studies
Arizona State University
PO Box 873902
Tempe, AZ 85287-3902


  • Professor, School of Politics and Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Carolyn M. Warner is Professor and Faculty Head of Political Science. Warner's research areas are religion and politics, and the political economy of corruption in the European Union. Current research includes an NSF-funded interdisciplinary project on religion and conflict, which was facilitated by a seed grant from the ASU Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict; a project funded by the Science of Generosity program at Notre Dame ( via the Templeton Foundation; Warner is PI; co-Is are Adam Cohen, Psychology and Ramazan Kilinc, Political Science, U NE Omaha starting 8/11) on the role of institutions and beliefs in the generosity of Catholics and Muslims, and a project on corruption in the Palestinian Authority. She is co-director at ASU of the Luce Foundation sponsored project on "Religion and International Affairs through the prisms of Gender and Human Rights." She has been a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, a Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Stanford University and a Visiting Professor at Harvard University. Her research on Muslim organizations in Europe (co-authored with Manfred Wenner) has been published in Perspectives on Politics, and her book, The Best System Money Can Buy: Corruption in the European Union , was published with Cornell (2007). She is author of Confessions of an Interest Group: the Catholic Church and Political Parties in Europe, (Princeton), and has published articles in various journals.


  • PhD, Harvard University
  • AM, Harvard University
  • BA, University of California-San Diego