February Duke Political Science Publications

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Matthew Dimick, David Rueda and Daniel Stegmueller (2017), "The Altruistic Rich? Inequality and Other-Regarding Preferences for Redistribution", Quarterly Journal of Political Science: Vol. 11: No. 4, pp 385-439. What determines support among individuals for redistributive policies? Do... Read More »

The Most Dangerous Job in Washington, Peter Feaver interviewed in Politico

Friday, February 17, 2017
“A national security adviser has to successfully manage three key constituencies: first and foremost his relationships with the president, but also his relations with other senior officials in the West Wing, and with Cabinet officials in various agencies,” says Peter Feaver, who served on... Read More »

China's Governance Puzzle - Edmund Malesky coauthors new book

Thursday, February 16, 2017
China is widely viewed as a global powerhouse that has achieved a remarkable economic transformation with little political change. Less well known is that China's leaders have also implemented far‐reaching governance reforms designed to promote government transparency and increase public... Read More »

'Staff Ride' in Vietnam offers students immersive learning

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
For 10 days in early January, nearly 40 Duke undergraduate and graduate students, Duke Political Science faculty members and alumni traced the path of the 1968 Tet Offensive through Vietnam. Their trip was an academic adaptation of the “staff ride” format the U.S. military uses to educate... Read More »

Is News of Terror Attacks Underplayed? Experts Say No - Peter Feaver interviewed for The NYTimes

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Peter D. Feaver, a political scientist at Duke who studies public opinion on national security issues, said he saw no basis for the White House claims. “I don’t think there’s evidence of the press underreporting terrorism,” he said. “The corporate incentives run the other way.” But Mr. Feaver... Read More »

Turkish media upset by Duke Political Science Professor Michael Ward's model for coup predictions

Thursday, February 2, 2017
A Jan. 31 Washington Post article, penned by data scientist Andreas Beger and Duke University political science professor Michael Ward, discussed a forecast model that measures the likelihood of “irregular leadership changes, including coups.” According to Beger and Ward, their model shows Turkey... Read More »

Where are coups most likely to occur in 2017? Michael Ward coauthors for The Washington Post

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Our research has developed tools to forecast irregular leadership changes, which include coups. Using some of the tools and similar data, we’ve now created a 2017 forecast for the risk of coups for 161 countries. We use a small number of statistical models to create separate forecasts for... Read More »

Academic Life: Learning from the Women's March

Monday, January 30, 2017
Bailey Sanders and Victoria Dounoucos, two Political Science Ph.D students, attended the Women's March in solidarity with their friend and to explore themes in their research interests.  By attending the March, they learned more about the dynamics of this political coalition than they would... Read More »

January Duke Political Science Publications

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Bagg, Samuel. "When will a Darwinian approach be useful for the study of society?" Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, Available at Sage Journals In recent years, some have claimed that a Darwinian perspective will revolutionize the study of human society and culture. This project is... Read More »

Taiwanese see themselves as Taiwanese, not as Chinese - Austin Wang coauthors for The Washington Post

Monday, January 2, 2017
The “status quo” between China and Taiwan is never static. How Taiwanese people perceive the relationship necessarily constrains the political position of Taiwan’s democratically elected leader. As a result, understanding Taiwanese perceptions is essential in navigating the delicate relationship... Read More »