David W. Rohde

Ernestine Friedl Professor of Political Science in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

External Address: 
408B Old Chemistry, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90209, Durham, NC 27708-0209
Phone: 
(919) 660-7053
Specialties: 
American Politics, Behavior Identities, Political Institutions

David W. Rohde, Ernestine Friedl Professor of Political Science at Duke University and Director of the Political Institutions and Public Choice Program. He has researched various aspects of American national politics, including the Congress, the presidency, the Supreme Court, and presidential and congressional elections. Rohde has been editor of the American Journal of Political Science (1988-1990), and chair of the Legislative Studies Section of the American Political Science Association (1991-93). In 2000, he was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Rohde is the author of Parties and Leaders in the Postreform House (University of Chicago Press, 1991), and coauthor of a series of books on every national election since 1980, the most recent of which is Change and Continuity in 2008 and 2010 Elections (CQ Press, 2011). In 2010 he received the Samuel Eldersveld Career Achievement Award from the Political Organizations and Parties Section of the American Political Science Association.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Rochester 1971
  • B.S., Canisius College (Germany) 1967

Abramson, P, Aldrich, J, and Rohde, DW. Change and Continuity in the 2008 and 2010 Elections. CQ Press, 2011. 2011.

Abramson, PR, Aldrich, JH, and Rohde, DW. Change and continuity in the 2008 elections. January 1, 2010. Full Text

Aldrich, JH, Abramson, P, and Rohde, DW. Change and Continuity in the 2008 Elections. CQ Press, 2010.

Aldrich, JH, Abramson, PR, and Rohde, DW. Change and Continuity in the 2004 and 2006 Elections. CQ Press, 2008.

Aldrich, JH, Abramson, P, and Rohde, D. Change and Continuity in the 2004 Elections. CQ Press, 2006.

Abramson, P, Rohde, DW, and Aldrich, JH. Change and Continuity in the 2000 and 2002 Elections. CQ Press, 2003.

Aldrich, JH, Abramson, P, and Rohde, D. Change and Continuity in the 2000 Elections. Washington: CQ Press, 2002.

Aldrich, JH, Abramson, P, and Rohde, D. Change and Continuity in the 1996 and 1998 Elections. Washington: CQ Press, 1999.

Rohde, D, Abramson, P, and Aldrich, J. Change and Continuity in the 1992 Elections. CQ Press, 1995.

Aldrich, JH, Abramson, P, and Rohde, D. Change and Continuity in the 1992 Elections. Washington: CQ Press, 1994.

Pages

Aldrich, JH, Perry, BN, and Rohde, DW. "Richard Fenno’s Theory of Congressional Committees and the Partisan Polarization of the House." Congress Reconsidered, 10th ed. Ed. L Dodd and B Oppenheimer. CQ Press, 2013. 193-220.

King, AS, Orlando, FJ, and Rohde, DW. "Beyond Motions to Table: Exploring the Procedural Toolkit of the Majority Party in the United States Senate." Party and Procedure in the United States Congres. Ed. J Straus. Rowman and Littlefield, 2012. 173-194.

Rohde, DW. "“Looking Back to See Ahead: The Senate in the Twenty-First Century.”." From Delay to Dysfunction: the U.S.Senate,1960-2010. Ed. B Loomis. 2011. 239-257.

Abramson, P, Aldrich, J, and Rohde, DW. "“On Elections.”." The Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behavior. Ed. JE Leighley. Oxford University Press, 2010. 700-715.

Rohde, DW. "“What a Difference 25 Years Makes: Changing Perspectives on Parties and Leaders in the U.S. House.”." Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups. Ed. J Berry and LS Maisel. Oxford University Press, 2010. 323-338.

Aldrich, J, and Rohde, DW. "“Consequences of Electoral and Institutional Change: The Evolution of Conditional Party Government in the U.S. House of Representatives."." New Directions in American Political Parties. Ed. JM Stonecash. Routledge, 2010. 234-250.

Rohde, DW, and Barthelmy, M. "“The President and Congressional Parties in an Era of Polarization.”." Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency. Ed. G Edwards and W Howel. Oxford University Press, 2009.

Aldrich, JH, and Rohde, DW. "“Congressional Committees in a Continuing Partisan Era.”." Congress Reconsidered, 9th ed. Ed. L Dodd and B Oppenheimer. CQ Press, 2009.

Monroe, NW, Roberts, JM, and Rohde, DW. "“Assessing the Impact of Parties in the U.S. Senate.”." Why Not Parties?, pp. 1-19. 2008.

Aldrich, J, Brady, M, Marchi, SD, McDonald, I, Nyhan, B, Rohde, DW, and Tofias, M. "“Party and Constituency in the U.S. Senate, 1933-2004.”." Why Not Parties?, pp. 39-51. 2008.

Pages

Aldrich, J, Ballard, A, Lerner, JY, and Rohde, DW. "Does the Gift Keep on Giving?: House Leadership PAC Donations Before and After Majority Status." (January 11, 2016).

King, AS, Orlando, FJ, and Rohde, D. "Setting the Table: Majority Party Effects in the United States Senate." Congress & the Presidency 43.1 (January 2, 2016): 55-81. Full Text

Abramson, PR, Aldrich, JH, Press, CO, and Rohde, DW. "Joseph A. Schlesinger In Memoriam." PS-POLITICAL SCIENCE & POLITICS 48.4 (October 2015): 651-652.

Aldrich, JH, Bishop, BH, Hatch, RS, Hillygus, SD, and Rohde, DW. "Blame, Responsibility, and the Tea Party in the 2010 Midterm Elections." Political Behavior 36.3 (September 2014): 471-491. Full Text

Rohde, DW. "Reflections on the practice of theorizing: Conditional party government in the twenty-first century." Journal of Politics 75.4 (October 1, 2013): 849-864. (Review) Full Text

Crespin, MH, Rohde, DW, and Vander Wielen, RJ. "Measuring variations in party unity voting: An assessment of agenda effects." Party Politics 19.3 (May 1, 2013): 432-457. Full Text

Aldrich, JH, Bishop, BH, Hatch, RS, Sunshine Hillygus, D, and Rohde, DW. "Blame, Responsibility, and the Tea Party in the 2010 Midterm Elections." Political Behavior (2013): 1-21.

Aldrich, JH, Perry, BN, and Rohde, DW. "House Appropriations After the Republican Revolution." Congress and the Presidency 39.3 (September 1, 2012): 229-253. Full Text

Duff, JF, and Rohde, DW. "Rules to Live By: Agenda Control and the Partisan Use of Special Rules in the House." Congress and the Presidency 39.1 (January 1, 2012): 28-50. Full Text

Theriault, SM, and Rohde, DW. "The Gingrich Senators and Party Polarization in the US Senate." JOURNAL OF POLITICS 73.4 (October 2011): 1011-1024. Full Text

Pages

Abramson, PR, Aldrich, JH, and Rohde, DW. "Studying American Elections." (May 2, 2010). (Chapter) Full Text

Rohde, DW. "The Thrill of Defeat." New Republic (2008).

Rohde, DW, Monroe, NW, and Roberts, JM. "Why Not Parties?: Party Effects in the United States Senate." (2008).

Rohde, D, and Bueno de Mesquita, B. "The Making of U. S. Foreign Policy: An Annotated Bibliography." (1972). (Scholarly Commentary)