Duke University Political Science

    John H Aldrich
  • John H Aldrich

  • Pfizer-Pratt University Professor
  • Political Science
  • Phone: (919) 660-4346
  • Fax: (919) 660-4980
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  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Specialties

    • American Politics
    • Political Institutions
    • Behavior & Identities
  • Research Summary

    Political Behavior, Parties and Institutions
  • Research Description

    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 2008 and 2010 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. Current projects include studies of various aspects of campaigns and elections, political parties, and Congress. He is currently President of the American Political Science Association.
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • University of Rochester,
      • 1975
      • MA,
      • Political Science,
      • University of Rochester,
      • 1971
      • BA,
      • Political Science,
      • Allegheny College,
      • 1969
  • Recent Publications

      • with
      • Paul Abramson, Abraham Disking, Aaron Houck, Renan Levine, Thomas Scotto.
      • "The British General Election of 2010 Under Different Rules."
      • Electoral Studies
      • 32
      • .1
      • (March, 2013)
      • :
      • 134-139.
      • (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2012.10.002)
      • with
      • Michael Munger, Jason Reifler.
      • "Sophisticated and myopic? Citizen Preferences for Electoral College Reform."
      • Public Choice
      • 2013
      • (2013)
      • :
      • 1-18.
      • with
      • Bradford Bishop, Rebecca Hatch, D. Sunshine Hillygus, David W. Rohde.
      • "Blame, Responsibility, and the Tea Party in the 2010 Midterm Elections."
      • Political Behavior
      • (2013)
      • .
      • (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11109-013-9242-4/fulltext.html)
      • with
      • Brittany N. Perry, David W. Rohde..
      • "Richard Fenno’s Theory of Congressional Committees and the Partisan Polarization of the House,."
      • Congress Reconsidered, 10th edition.
      • Ed. Lawrence C. Dodd and Bruce I. Oppenheimer.
      • Washington, D.C.:
      • CQ Press,
      • 2013.
      • with
      • Brittany Perry and Dvid W. Rohde.
      • "House Appropriations after the Republican Revolution."
      • Congress and the Presidency
      • 39
      • .3
      • (September-December, 2012)
      • :
      • 229-253.
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  • PhD Students

    • Melanie Freeze
      • 2012
    • David Sparks
      • 2012
    • Jacob M Montgomery
      • 2011
    • Ian McDonald
      • 2010 - present
    • Brendan Nyhan
      • 2009
    • Monique Lyle
      • 2008
    • Daniel Lee
      • 2008
    • Victoria De Francesco Soto
      • 2007
    • Jason Reifler
      • 2005
    • Renan Levine
      • Status: Graduated
    • Laura Stevenson
      • Status: Graduated
    • Jennifer Merolla
      • Status: Graduated
    • John Griffin
      • Status: Graduated
    • Jeff Grynaviski
      • Status: Graduated
    • James S. Battista
      • Status: Graduated
    • Elizabeth Zechmeister
      • Status: Graduated
    • Mark Berger
      • Status: Graduated
  • Teaching

    • POLSCI 187FS.01
      • AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
      • Keohane 4D 201 SEM
      • TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    • POLSCI 718.01
      • CORE IN AMERICAN POLITICS
      • Gross Hall 111
      • W 04:40 PM-07:10 PM
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