The determinants of low-intensity intergroup violence - Laia Balcells

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
What accounts for low-intensity intergroup violence?  Laia Balcells explores this question, focusing on the case of Northern Ireland, in new research available here. We develop a theoretical framework of low-intensity intergroup conflict, where threat perception breeds on... Read More »

Two Duke Political Science students win Rhodes Scholarships

Monday, November 23, 2015
Jay Ruckelshaus, who majors in Political Science, and Laura Roberts, who minors in Political Science, both won Rhodes Scholarships this year.  According to DukeToday, they were chosen "from among 869 applicants at 316 colleges and universities throughout the country, and are the 44th and 45th... Read More »

Professor McCubbins elected as a Fellow of the Society of Empirical Legal Studies

Friday, November 20, 2015
The Society for Empirical Legal Studies is an "international organization of scholars interested in empirical legal studies." Their annual conference was launched in 2006, "in response to the growing level of empirical scholarship in laws schools and elsewhere."  Professor Matthew McCubbins... Read More »

New Undergraduate Course - Introduction to Political Science

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
POLSCI 101 at Duke University provides a broad introduction to politics from the local to the global level. We will explore empirical analysis and political philosophy to understand the relationship between politics, law, and economics--and other fundamental and timely questions in political life,... Read More »

"A Better Way to Deal with ISIS" - David Siegel

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
No matter how much we degrade ISIS, there will always be far-flung people with sufficient interest in attacking us, and the capability to do so.Terrorism has been their preferred method precisely because it is comparatively easy to pull off. Those who are quick to advocate more force on its own... Read More »

New Undergraduate Course - Are Things Getting Better? The Question of Progress in World Affairs

Monday, November 16, 2015
Taught by Professor of Political Science, Joseph Grieco, this course addresses an important question about world affairs: are governments and their respective societies making progress in building a more peaceful and just global order? To pursue this question the course will have three main... Read More »

Professor Sunshine Hillygus serves on polling technologies panel, hosted by Microsoft

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
A group of researchers and research users took a hard look at campaign survey and opinion research at the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center this morning. Sunshine Hillygus, professor at Duke University, Margie Omero, managing director of Purple Insights, Neil Newhouse, partner and cofounder... Read More »

Every Flaw in Consumers Is Worse in Voters - Michael Munger

Thursday, October 29, 2015
So what’s the mistake I’ve been making for most of my life? I’ve been trying to defend the perfection of markets. I’ve been sucked in to the notion that markets are “ideal”: “Markets aren’t so bad!” “Consumers are generally better off!” and so on. Friends, if you have been defending the... Read More »

"Trump’s Foreign-Policy Legacy: Not Having a Foreign Policy" - Peter Feaver

Monday, October 26, 2015
"When Trump ends his quest for the Republican presidential nomination, what will experts say about his foreign policy legacy?"...... Continue Reading Here

"Who Speaks for the GOP?" - David Rohde consulted for U.S. News & World Report

Friday, October 23, 2015
House Republicans may indeed convince Ryan to run for speaker – a job the 2012 vice presidential nominee said he would take only if he had the support of all the chamber's GOP factions. But even that will not settle the internal battles or make Ryan the head of the party, says Duke University... Read More »