John Aldrich

Pfizer, Inc./Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. University Professor of Political Science

External Address: 
404B Old Chemistry, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708-0289
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90209, Durham, NC 27708-0289
Phone: 
(919) 660-4346
Specialties: 
American Politics, Behavior Identities, Political Institutions

Pfizer-Pratt University Professor of Political Science. He specializes in American politics and behavior, formal theory, and methodology. Books he has authored or co-authored include Why Parties, Before the Convention, Linear Probability, Logit and Probit Models, and a series of books on elections, the most recent of which is Change and Continuity in the 2012 and 2014 Elections. His articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Public Choice, and other journals and edited volumes. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has served as co-editor of the American Journal of Political Science and as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He has been President of the American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, and Southern Political Science Association.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Rochester 1975

Aldrich, JH. Interdisciplinarity: Its Role in a Discipline-based Academy. Oxford University Press, August 7, 2014.

Abramson, PR, Aldrich, JH, Gomez, BT, and Rohde, DW. Change and Continuity in the 2012 Elections. CQ Press, April 7, 2014.

Aldrich, JH, and McGraw, KM. Introduction to the volume. December 5, 2011.

Aldrich, JH. Why Parties?: A Second look. University of Chicago Press, 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, and Alt, L. A Positive Change in Political Science: The Legacy of Richard D. McKelvey’s Most Influential Writings. Ed. A Aldrich and Lupia. University of Michigan Press, 2007.

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

Pages

Shi, T, Lu, J, and Aldrich, J. "Bifurcated images of the U.S. in Urban China and the impact of media environment." Political Communication in China: Convergence or Divergence Between the Media and Political System. January 1, 2013. 97-116. Full Text

Aldrich, JH, Perry, BN, and Rohde, DW. "Richard Fenno’s Theory of Congressional Committees and the Partisan Polarization of the House." Congress Reconsidered, 10th edition. Ed. LC Dodd and BI Oppenheimer. CQ Press, 2013.

Aldrich, JH, and Grynaveski, J. "Theories of Political Parties." The Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups. 2010. 21-36.

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

Aldrich, JH, and Lupia, A. "Formal Modeling, Strategic Beahvior, and the Study of American Elections." The Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Behavior. Ed. J Leighley. 2010. 89-104.

Aldrich, JH, and Griffin, J. "Parties, Elections, and Democratic Politics." The Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Behavior. Ed. J Leighley. 2010. 595-610.

Aldrich, JH, Abramson, P, and Rohde, DW. "Studying American Elections." The Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Behavior. Ed. J Leighley. 2010. 700-715.

Aldrich, J. "Decisions people make in small groups." The Future of Political Science: 100 Perspectives. March 22, 2009. 73-74. Full Text

Aldrich, JH, and Griffin, J. "“Parties, Elections, and Democratic Politics"." ., Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behavior. 2009.

Aldrich, JH, and Lupia, A. "Formal Modeling, Strategic Behavior, and the Study of American Elections." Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behavior. 2009.

Pages

Aldrich, JH, and Lu, J. "How the Public in the US, Latin America, and East Asia Sees an Emerging China." European Review 23.02 (May 2015): 227-241. Full Text

Aldrich, J, Lu, J, and Kang, L. "How Do Americans View the Rising China?." Journal of Contemporary China 24.92 (March 4, 2015): 203-221. 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 36.3 (September 2014): 471-491. Full Text

Lu, J, Aldrich, J, and Shi, T. "Revisiting Media Effects in Authoritarian Societies." Politics & Society 42.2 (June 2014): 253-283. Full Text

Aldrich, J, Reifler, J, and Munger, MC. "Sophisticated and myopic? Citizen preferences for Electoral College reform." Public Choice 158.3-4 (March 2014): 541-558. Full Text

Aldrich, J, Munger, M, and Reifler, J. "Institutions, information, and faction: an experimental test of Riker’s federalism thesis for political parties." Public Choice 158.3-4 (March 2014): 577-588. Full Text

Abramson, PR, Aldrich, JH, Diskin, A, Houck, AM, Levine, R, and Scotto, TJ. "The British general election of 2010 under different voting rules." Electoral Studies 32.1 (March 1, 2013): 134-139. 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

Pages

Aldrich, J. Interdisciplinary: Its Role in a Discipline-Based Academy (Task force report). American Political Science Association.

Aldrich, JH. "A Review of “Party Influence in Congress”." Congress & the Presidency 36.2 (June 17, 2009): 203-205. Full Text

American's Perceptions of Chinese Currency Manipulation: An Experimental Study awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2017

2016 Jiangsu College Student Summer Camp at Duke awarded by Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange (Principal Investigator). 2016

2014 Jiangsu College Student Summer Camp at Duke awarded by Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange (Principal Investigator). 2014

EITM Summer Training Institute awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2013

Doctoral Dissertation Research in PoIitical Science: Universal Human Values and the Structure of Political Attitudes awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2012

The Causes, Consequences, and Measurement of Perceived Political Control awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2011

MRI: Acquisition of a Mobile Behavioral Research Laboratory awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2008 to 2010

EITM Summer Training Institute awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2006 to 2008

Doctoral Dissertation: Identity Fluidity in the Voting Booth: The Influence of a Latino Social Group Cue on Vote Choice awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2007

Presidential Donors' First Reactions to the BCRA: The 2004 Election Cycle awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2004 to 2007

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