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Congress and Parliament

Why have Conservatives in Britain rebelled, but Republicans in Congress have not?

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The political headlines coming out of the United Kingdom this past week were shocking: A rebellion of Conservative Party members in Parliament threw the party into a civil war and put Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plans on Brexit into doubt. However, perhaps, the biggest surprise might be this... Read More about Why have Conservatives in Britain rebelled, but Republicans in Congress have not? »


Morocco

Student Stories: touring Morocco and learning lessons from war

Friday, August 30, 2019

Over spring break 2019, the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy hosted its annual international staff ride.  Led by Professor Peter Feaver, 40 Duke students, faculty, alumni and guests traveled throughout Gibraltar and Morocco tracing the steps of Operation Torch, part of the US North... Read More about Student Stories: touring Morocco and learning lessons from war »


John Aldrich and David Rohde

50 years of friendship and scholarship: Aldrich and Rohde receive career Legacy Award

Friday, August 30, 2019

Over the past 50 years, John Aldrich and David Rohde have shared many academic milestones. They met as graduate students at the University of Rochester. Both launched their teaching careers at Michigan State University. And they both ended up as political science professors at Duke. On Friday... Read More about 50 years of friendship and scholarship: Aldrich and Rohde receive career Legacy Award »


Duke Political Oracles - A portrait series highlighting undergraduate vision

Duke Political Oracles - A portrait series highlighting undergraduate vision

Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Duke Political Oracles is a series of undergraduate portraits of political science majors in their junior and senior year.  Following oracle metaphors from classical antiquity, this portrait series dramatizes what clairvoyance may have looked like.  Student participants complimented... Read More about Duke Political Oracles - A portrait series highlighting undergraduate vision »


The 2019 Duke-Emory-Rochester Grad Student Conference

The 2019 Duke-Emory-Rochester Grad Student Conference

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Duke hosted a small conference with student presenters and faculty discussants from Duke, Rochester, and Emory. This is an opportunity for students to polish work before larger conference presentations and publication submission. Thursday, June 13 Jason Todd (Duke), "Differences of Opinion:... Read More about The 2019 Duke-Emory-Rochester Grad Student Conference »


Matthew King

Warning: You are Entering a Magical Place - Matthew King's Senior Class Day Speech

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Sometimes I think Duke should have come with a warning label: WARNING: YOU ARE ENTERING A MAGICAL PLACE! Here, beneath the spires of West Campus, on a still night, when the fog rolls in, it’s not difficult to imagine elves or fairies winking at you from shadowy archways. On such nights, you can... Read More about Warning: You are Entering a Magical Place - Matthew King's Senior Class Day Speech »


Ruth and John

Ruth Grant retires after a career at Duke Political Science & Kenan

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

After 32 years as a Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute, Professor Ruth Grant is stepping down and into retirement. Since its creation 23 years ago, Ruth has been a staunch advocate at the Institute inspiring faculty, staff and students alike. Her intellect,... Read More about Ruth Grant retires after a career at Duke Political Science & Kenan »


Herbert Kitschelt portrait

"Groundbreaking" - a review of Herbert Kitschelt's research on political preference formation

Thursday, January 24, 2019

A developing strand of sociological research studies the relationships between occupations and political outlooks and preferences, following groundbreaking work by Herbert Kitschelt and Philippe Rehm using the European Social Survey. Although sophisticated sociological modeling is required to... Read More about "Groundbreaking" - a review of Herbert Kitschelt's research on political preference formation »


Kyle Beardsley

"Mediation, Peacekeeping, and the Severity of Civil War" - Kyle Beardsley coauthors

Friday, December 28, 2018

Kyle Beardsley, Associate Professor of Political Science recently coauthored "Mediation, Peacekeeping, and the Severity of Civil War" with David Cunningham and Peter White.   While all civil wars involve the loss of life, there is very large variation between and within conflicts in... Read More about "Mediation, Peacekeeping, and the Severity of Civil War" - Kyle Beardsley coauthors »


White Identity Politics book cover photo

Ashley Jardina podcasts on The New Books Network

Thursday, December 27, 2018

From the New Books Network: One of the themes of the era of Donald Trump is whiteness and white identity. From his first steps into the public eye, Trump used race to frame his positions and relevance. His presidency has been no different. White identity, though, has remained a confusing... Read More about Ashley Jardina podcasts on The New Books Network »


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