Political Institutions

Faculty Working in this Field

John Aldrich
Pfizer, Inc./Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. University Professor of Political Science
404B Old Chemistry, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708-0289
(919) 660-4346
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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... Full Profile »

H. Geoffrey Brennan
Research Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 201 Gross H, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-5951
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Tim Büthe
Associate Research Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, Gross Hall, 2nd Floor, Dept of Political Science, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708-0204
(919) 660-4365
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My research is driven by two primary interests that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries. First, I seek to advance our understanding of how political, legal, and economic institutions not only constrain but also empower some stakeholders vis-à-vis others and how these distributional... Full Profile »

Scott de Marchi
Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 294F Gross, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4342
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His work focuses on mathematical methods, especially computational social science, machine learning, and mixed methods. Substantively, he examines individual decision-making in contexts that include the American Congress and presidency, bargaining in legislatures, interstate conflict, and voting... Full Profile »

Peter G. Fish
Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Law
301C Perkins Library, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4329
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Professor of Political Science and of Law, specializes in public law, the judicial process, and the development of U.S. courts and law. He is the author of The Politics of Federal Administration, The Office of Chief Justice, and a chapter in An Uncertain Tradition: Constitutionalism, and the... Full Profile »

Michael A. Gillespie
Professor of Political Science
204G Gross Hall, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4308
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Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, works in political philosophy, with particular emphasis on modern continental theory and the history of political philosophy. He is the author of Hegel, Heidegger and the Ground of History, Nihilism before Nietzsche, and The Theological Origins of... Full Profile »

Kristin Anne Goss
Kevin D. Gorter Associate Professor of Public Policy
234 Sanford School Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 613-7331
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Professor Goss focuses on why people do (or don't) participate in political life and how their engagement affects public policymaking. Her current research projects focus on the role of philanthropic billionaires in policy debates and on the evolution of gun-related advocacy over the past decade.... Full Profile »

Joseph Grieco
Professor of Political Science
291 Gross Hall, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4315
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Professor of Political Science, concentrates on theories of international relations, issues of international political economy, and problems of international conflict. He is the author of Cooperation Among Nations: Europe, America, and Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade, and Between Dependency and... Full Profile »

D. Sunshine Hillygus
Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 203 Gross H, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4341
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Professor Hillygus has published widely on the topics of American political behavior, campaigns and elections, survey methods, public opinion, and information technology and politics. She is co-author of The Persuadable Voter: Wedge Issues in Political Campaigns (Princeton University Press, 2008)... Full Profile »

Bruce W. Jentleson
Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
122 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708-0312
(919) 613-9208
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Bruce Jentleson is a Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University, where he previously served as Director of the Terry Sanford Institute (now Sanford School) of Public Policy. He is a leading scholar of American foreign policy and has served in a number of U.S. policy and... Full Profile »

William Keech
Research Professor in the Department of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 204C Gross, Box_90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4354
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William Keech is Research Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Political Science at Duke University. He is emeritus professor of political economy at Carnegie Mellon University and adjunct professor at the Qatar campus of Carnegie Mellon. From 1965 through 1996 he was on the... Full Profile »

Judith Kelley
ITT/Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy Studies
240A Sanford Bldg, Box 90245, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 613-7343
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Judith Kelley (PhD, Harvard) is the Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science and the Senior Associate Dean at the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy. She is also a senior fellow with the Kenan Institute for Ethics. In 2009-2010 she was a visiting fellow at the... Full Profile »

Herbert P. Kitschelt
George V. Allen Professor of International Relations
140 Science Drive, 289 Gross H, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4343
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Professor of Political Science, specializes in comparative political parties and elections in established and new democracies, comparative public policy/political economy, and 20th century social theory. In the 1980s and 1990s, he authored three books in German about comparative industrial and... Full Profile »

Jack Knight
Frederic Cleaveland Professor of Law and Political Science
Duke Law School 210 Science Dr, Box 90362, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 613-8551
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A renowned political scientist and legal theorist, Professor Knight's scholarly work focuses on modern social and political theory, law and legal theory, and political economy. He holds a joint appointment with Duke Law School and Duke's Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, where he teaches in the... Full Profile »

Anirudh Krishna
Edgar T. Thompson Professor of Public Policy in the Sanford School of Public Policy
212 Sanford Inst Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 613-7337
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Anirudh Krishna is a professor of public policy and political science at Duke University. His research investigates how poor communities and individuals in developing countries cope with the structural and personal constraints that result in poverty and powerlessness. His most recent book, One... Full Profile »

Timur Kuran
The Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Economics, Box 90097, 213 Chapel Drive, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1800
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Timur Kuran is Professor of Economics and Political Science, and Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University. His research focuses on (1) social change, including the evolution of preferences and institutions, and (2) the economic and political history and modernization of the... Full Profile »

Abdeslam E. M. Maghraoui
Associate Professor of the Practice of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 275 Gross H, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4320
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Dr. Maghraoui is associate professor of the practice of political science. He is core faculty in the Duke Islamic Studies Center and Duke University Middle East Studies Center. His research focuses on the interactions between culture and politics in the context of Arab and Muslim majority... Full Profile »

Paula D. McClain
Professor of Political Science
2127 Campus Drive, Box 90067, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 681-1560
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Paula D. McClain is professor of political science and public policy at Duke University. She is also Dean of The Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education. A Howard University Ph.D., her primary research interests are in racial minority group politics, particularly inter-minority... Full Profile »

Margaret A. McKean
Professor Emerita of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 212 Gross H, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-7051
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Professor of Political Science and Research Professor of Environmental Policy in the Nicholas School, studies political institutions, particularly electoral arrangements and property rights, and is interested in applying theories of cooperation to the management of common-pool goods like... Full Profile »

Ellen Mickiewicz
James R. Shepley Emeritus Professor of Public Policy
205 Tadley Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 933-3978
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Ellen Mickiewicz (Ph.D., Political Science, Yale) is the James R. Shepley Emeritus Professor of Public Policy and Political Science.  Her work on media and society compares Russian and American attitudes toward news and questions of media and society in authoritarian systems.  Guidebooks presenting... Full Profile »

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Michael C. Munger
Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 217 Gross, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4301
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Professor of Political Science, and Director of the PPE Certificate Program. His primary research focus is on the functioning of markets, regulation, and government institutions. He has taught at Dartmouth College, University of Texas, and University of North Carolina (where he was Director of the... Full Profile »

Emerson S. Niou
Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 294K Gross, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4307
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EMERSON M.S. NIOU 牛铭实 (Ph.D., U. of Texas at Austin, 1987) is Professor of Political Science at Duke University.  He is the co-author of The Balance of Power, Cambridge University Press, 1989.  His recent publications include: “A Theory of Economic Sanctions and Issue Linkage,” with Dean Lacy,... Full Profile »

David L. Paletz
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 214 Gross H, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4329
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Professor of Political Science. David L. Paletz is the 2012-2013 recipient of the David Swanson Award for Service to Political Communication Scholarship given by the Political Communication Sections of the American Political Science Association (APSA) and the International Communication Association... Full Profile »

Karen L. Remmer
Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 205 Gross H, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4309
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Professor of Political Science who specializes in comparative politics, political economy, and political institutions with central emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean. Her recent research explores the rise of leftist-populist governance in Latin America, exogenous shocks and democratic... Full Profile »

David W. Rohde
Ernestine Friedl Professor of Political Science in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
408B Old Chemistry, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-7053
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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... Full Profile »

David Siegel
Associate Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 294H Gross Hall, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4306
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David A Siegel (Stanford Ph.D., 2006) is Associate Professor of Political Science. His research addresses the theoretical determinants of collective action in the contexts of political violence and terrorism, elections, and opinion and identity formation. He has published in journals such as the... Full Profile »

Chair
Georg Vanberg
Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 219 Gross Hall, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4311
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Erik Wibbels
Robert O. Keohane Professor
204J Gross Hall, 140 Science Drive, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4322
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A Professor of Political Science, Wibbels' research focuses on development, decentralized governance, and other areas of political economy. He is the co-general editor of the Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics series. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the... Full Profile »