Voices Carry: How Careless Campaign Bombast Can Undo Administrations - alumna Danielle Luption and Peter Feaver coauthor

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Yes, they are, though political scientists have argued for years whether credibility really matters in foreign policy. There is an older body of scholarship that suggests concerns over credibility are overstated (for a sympathetic review of that literature, see here). According to this view... Read More »

Graduation Stories: 11 seniors and their Duke legacies

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Duke Today is highlighting twenty-three seniors, seven of which are political science majors or minors.  Here are those seven, and four more unforgettable Duke stories.   Jay Ruckelshaus and Laura Roberts were awarded Rhodes Scholarships.  In this video, they... Read More »

Graduation Stories: Emma Campbell-Mohn

Monday, May 9, 2016
From Duke Today: This week, this third-generation Dukie graduates with a double major in political science and Asian & Middle Eastern studies with a minor in history. In August, Campbell-Mohn will head to Tsinghua University in Beijing for an accelerated, one-year master’s program as a... Read More »

Melanie Manion and Erik Wibbels awarded distinguished professorships

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Congratulations to Melanie Manion who has been named the Vor Broker Family Professor of Political Science and Erik Wibbels who has been inducted into the Bass Society of Fellows as the Robert O. Keohane Professor of Political Science. Duke University has awarded distinguished... Read More »

Graduation Stories: David Morris

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Watch David Morris, political science senior, address a Blue Devil Days audience about Duke University opportunities.

Cindy Jebb, Duke Alumna, nominated to historic appointment

Sunday, May 1, 2016
Cindy Jebb, who received her Ph.D. in political science from Duke University in 1997, was nominated by President Obama to become the first female dean of West Point.  She has served as the head of the social science department at West Point since 2013.  Peter Feaver,... Read More »

The Beauty of the Virtual Discussion Section - Michael Munger writes for The Chronicle of Higher Education

Monday, April 25, 2016
Look, today’s students are grossly overscheduled, with commitments to clubs, activities, work, and athletic team practices and travel. Most of them have a computer, even if it is in their phones. That gives them access to a world of high-quality specialized, educational, entertaining, and... Read More »

Jack Knight elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Jack Knight is the Frederic Cleaveland Professor of Law and Political Science and chair of the political science department.  He joins 213 new members to be induced at a ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 8, 2016. Knight is a political scientist and legal theorist... Read More »

Why Two Parties? Ambition, Policy, and the Presidency - John Aldrich publishes with Daniel Lee

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
 The presidency with its national electorate and electoral rules that favor two-party competition establishes two national major parties, which frames the opportunity structure that influences party affiliation decisions of ambitious politicians running for lower offices. Control over the... Read More »

Erik Wibbels helps answer: "How are development projects allocated to different communities?"

Monday, April 18, 2016
Local politicians and bureaucrats in low- and middle-income countries play a crucial role in the distribution of aid dollars, acting as gatekeepers in determining which constituents receive aid, and to what degree that assistance is effective. In Ghana for example, district governments spend... Read More »