October Duke Political Science Publications

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Balcells, Laia. “The determinants of low-intensity intergroup violence. The case of Northern Ireland,” Journal of Peace Research. What accounts for low-intensity intergroup violence? This article explores the determinants of low-intensity sectarian violence in Northern Ireland, which has... Read More »

China’s Antigraft Enforcers Take On a New Role - Melanie Manion interviewed for The NYTimes

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
“Rebuilding a disciplined hierarchical party organization is about avoiding the collapse Xi and other leaders observed in the Soviet Union,” said Melanie Manion, a political scientist at Duke University. “I think Xi views the stakes for China as very high, but the stakes for Xi as a leader are... Read More »

Should America Retrench? - Peter Feaver coauthors for Foreign Affairs

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Offshore balancers argue that their strategy represents the United States’ traditional approach to global affairs, and one that has consistently proved effective in advancing U.S. interests. In reality, however, U.S. policymakers have pursued offshore balancing only when they have been overly... Read More »

Edmund J Malesky participates on World Bank and International Monetary Fund panel

Friday, October 21, 2016
On October 6, 2016, Edmund Malesky served on the panel, "The Governance Gap: Why Does Half the World Distrust Government and What Can We Do About It?' alongside Adnan Khan, Research and Policy Director of International Growth Centre at the London School of Economics... Read More »

Polisci undergrad shares experience attending the Carolina Food Summit

Friday, October 21, 2016
Political science double major, George Elliot '19, who is a member of the Bass Connections project team Animal Waste Management and Global Health, wrote about the Carolina Food Summit conference for Bass Connections. On September 28 and 29, I attended the inaugural Carolina Food Summit,... Read More »

Trump support puts Republican candidates in a bind, David Rohde interviewed for CBS News

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Still, navigating what to do with Trump is a tricky question for [Senator Richard] Burr. David Rohde, a professor of political science at Duke University, sees Burr’s continued support as a tough political calculation, and an issue that will stick around until Election Day.  “No matter... Read More »

Kerry Haynie panels with scholars on minority electoral politics

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
“It’s troubling to watch as a political scientist,” said Haynie, referring to the racism and xenophobia marking Donald Trump’s campaign that many scholars thought was a relic of the past.  He said the election results will have an enormous effect on people of color. Citing a Pew study,... Read More »

Jay Ruckelshaus, political science alumnus, gives Duke Forward address

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Jay Ruckelshaus ’16 is a senior at Duke University and an Angier B. Duke Scholar with interests that span philosophy, politics, and advocacy. Passionate about the role of ideas in democratic governance, his academic work in political theory has resulted in several publications and earned him the... Read More »

New faculty highlighted in Duke Today stories

Monday, October 17, 2016
Growing up in a small city near Karlsruhe, Germany, Daniel Stegmueller rarely witnessed inequality – it is much less visible than in the United States, he says. The son of a construction worker, he was “a working-class kid” and “never felt disadvantaged.” But while studying political... Read More »

Blue Devil of the Week: Sunshine Hillygus became interested in politics in college during the Clinton campaign

Monday, October 10, 2016
I was a freshman at the University of Arkansas in 1992, and our governor, Bill Clinton, ran for president. Arkansas is a small state, and many people on campus were involved in the campaign. Being close to the excitement of a presidential campaign sparked my interest in the process. Now, as a... Read More »