University of Connecticut & CSH Faculty
Peter Turchin is a scientist and an author who wants to understand how human societies evolve, and why we see such a staggering degree of inequality in economic performance and effectiveness of governance among nations. Peter’s approach to answering these questions blends theory building with the analysis of data. He is the founder of a new transdisciplinary field of Cliodynamics, which uses the tools of complexity science and cultural evolution to study the dynamics of historical empires and modern nation-states.
Peter has published two hundred articles, including a dozen in such top journals as Nature, Science, and PNAS. In 2004, Peter was designated as “Highly Cited Researcher” by ISIHighlyCited.com. He has authored seven books, including Secular Cycles (with Sergey Nefedov, Princeton, 2009), and War and Peace and War (Penguin, 2005).
La modélisation de l’histoire prédit un cycle de crises dès 2020
SLATE France / korii, Nov 18, 2019
History as a giant data set: how analysing the past could help save the future
The Guardian, Nov 12, 2019
Identitätsstiftung: Ritual und göttliche Moral halten Gesellschaften zusammen
Heureka / Falter, May 22, 2019
Uomini e religioni: le divinità e lo sviluppo di società complesse [Italian]
Focus (Italy), Mar 31, 2019
Civilizações complexas deram origem a “deuses moralizadores”, e não o contrário [Portuguese]
HyperScience, Mar 26, 2019