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February Pablo Beramendi and Scott de Marchi have been selected to the editorial team of the American Political Science Review  Pablo Beramendi and Jan Vogler (Ph.D. '19) and George Vanberg. et. al. (edited by Jeffery A. Jenkins and Jared Rubin). The Oxford Handbook of Historical Political Economy. Oxford University Press.  Pawel Charasz (Ph.D. '22) has been awarded the Quality of Government Best Paper Award 2023 for the paper, “Burghers into Peasants: Political Economy… read more about Recent Scholarship & Milestones »

“Let me first begin by saying that I was a graduate student when Ole Holsti was a professor here,” Edmund Malesky. said from the lectern where he was awarding the Ole R. Holsti Prize in Political Science and Public Policy from the Duke University Libraries. “He was one of the most creative and thoughtful people I knew in terms of his understanding of the global political economy. I think that he would also be really excited to have seen Axelle’s paper.”  Axelle Miel, a graduating senior, received this year’s Holsti… read more about Axelle Miel’s Dedication to the Philippines Leads to Research Award  »

Duke senior Chloe Nguyen, from Las Vegas, Nev., and recent alumnus Christopher (Chris) Kuo, from Wellesley, Mass., received the George J. Mitchell Scholarship. They are two of the 12 Americans selected this weekend for the program, which supports a year of graduate study in Ireland. This year, nearly 350 students applied for the scholarship, named in honor of U.S. Sen. George Mitchell’s contributions to the Northern Ireland peace process. Recipients are chosen based on academic distinction, leadership, and service. “I am… read more about Duke Senior, Alumnus Win Mitchell Scholarships »

December Victor Araujo, Marta Arretche, and Pablo Beramendi. Forthcoming. "The electoral effects of large-scale infrastructure policies: Evidence from a rural electrification scheme in Brazil." The Journal of Politics. Gabriella Levy has accepted a tenure-track position at University of Washington Trent Ollerenshaw and Ashley E. Jardina. 2023. "The Asymmetric Polarization of Immigration Opinion in the United States." Public Opinion Quarterly. Soyoung Lee. 2023. "Domestic… read more about 2023 Scholarship and Milestones »

With more than a year to go before the 2024 presidential election, a host of hot-button issues including abortion, climate change and the advanced age of the presumptive candidates are likely to play a role in driving voters to the polls, two Duke experts said Thursday. Those issues will likely resonate with North Carolinians over the next year, as will voting restrictions and former President Donald Trump’s many ongoing criminal entanglements, the two politics scholars said in a virtual briefing for journalists.… read more about Restrictions on Abortion, Voting Among Likely Drivers in NC, U.S. Elections, Experts Say »

Jon Green, Assistant Professor of Political Science, is not fully unpacked from the recent move to Durham. He and his pup, Lizzy, eagerly await the delivery of a dining room table. (Shaun King/Trinity Communications) The acrimonious and polarizing politics of the 2016 U.S. election cycle was a significant prompt for Jon Green’s first publication. It called for a “translational science of democracy” in which political scientists foster democratic health and citizens move from the… read more about Jon Green Bridging Politics and Methods »

Duke University and its Department of Political Science are strongly committed to advancing inclusive excellence through research, teaching, and service. A diverse faculty – defined broadly to cover identities, lived experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints – is essential to learning and creativity within our scholarly community. To achieve this goal, all members of the community must feel valued and welcome, their contributions must be respected, and their voices must be heard. Every member of our community is expected to… read more about Open Faculty Positions in Duke's Department of Political Science »