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Here's the question journalists should ask of candidates - Michael Gillespie

Sunday, December 13, 2015

To ask candidates to explain what they would do in the abstract is thus only to give them the opportunity to explain what they would do if they were omnipotent, an absolute ruler able to do anything he or she wished. Such questions only give Americans the opportunity to live for a moment in the... Read More about Here's the question journalists should ask of candidates - Michael Gillespie »


Peter Feaver interviewed for The Huffington Post on Obama's strategic relations

Thursday, December 10, 2015

... the other side wins if this is viewed as Muslims versus the West. So while that is how the terrorists view it and that is the rhetoric, we have to be careful not to reinforce that rhetoric. Continue reading here  Read More about Peter Feaver interviewed for The Huffington Post on Obama's strategic relations »


Carl Schmitt—Political Theologian? - Aaron Roberts

Monday, November 30, 2015

Aaron Roberts, a recent Duke Ph.D., published in The Review of Politics.  Roberts' research interests concern the intersection of contemporary, normative political theory and the history of political thought. “Political theology” is now a fixture within political theory's lexicon.... Read More about Carl Schmitt—Political Theologian? - Aaron Roberts »


Duke students dominate annual International Studies Association Midwest Conference

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Laboratory for Unconventional Conflict Analysis and Simulation (LUCAS) sponsored Duke students to present their research at the International Studies Association Midwest division held their annual conference held on 19 to 22 November, 2015, in St. Louis, Missouri. Students from Political... Read More about Duke students dominate annual International Studies Association Midwest Conference »


The determinants of low-intensity intergroup violence - Laia Balcells

The determinants of low-intensity intergroup violence - Laia Balcells

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

What accounts for low-intensity intergroup violence?  Laia Balcells explores this question, focusing on the case of Northern Ireland, in new research available here and a summary here. Overall, our micro-level study of contemporary interethnic violence in Northern Ireland... Read More about The determinants of low-intensity intergroup violence - Laia Balcells »


Two Duke Political Science students win Rhodes Scholarships

Two Duke Political Science students win Rhodes Scholarships

Monday, November 23, 2015

Jay Ruckelshaus, who majors in Political Science, and Laura Roberts, who minors in Political Science, both won Rhodes Scholarships this year.  According to DukeToday, they were chosen "from among 869 applicants at 316 colleges and universities throughout the country, and are the 44th and 45th... Read More about Two Duke Political Science students win Rhodes Scholarships »


Professor McCubbins elected as a Fellow of the Society of Empirical Legal Studies

Professor McCubbins elected as a Fellow of the Society of Empirical Legal Studies

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Society for Empirical Legal Studies is an "international organization of scholars interested in empirical legal studies." Their annual conference was launched in 2006, "in response to the growing level of empirical scholarship in laws schools and elsewhere."  Professor Matthew McCubbins... Read More about Professor McCubbins elected as a Fellow of the Society of Empirical Legal Studies »


New Undergraduate Course - Introduction to Political Science

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

POLSCI 101 at Duke University provides a broad introduction to politics from the local to the global level. We will explore empirical analysis and political philosophy to understand the relationship between politics, law, and economics--and other fundamental and timely questions in political life,... Read More about New Undergraduate Course - Introduction to Political Science »


"A Better Way to Deal with ISIS" - David Siegel

"A Better Way to Deal with ISIS" - David Siegel

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

No matter how much we degrade ISIS, there will always be far-flung people with sufficient interest in attacking us, and the capability to do so.Terrorism has been their preferred method precisely because it is comparatively easy to pull off. Those who are quick to advocate more force on its own... Read More about "A Better Way to Deal with ISIS" - David Siegel »


New Undergraduate Course - Are Things Getting Better? The Question of Progress in World Affairs

New Undergraduate Course - Are Things Getting Better? The Question of Progress in World Affairs

Monday, November 16, 2015

Taught by Professor of Political Science, Joseph Grieco, this course addresses an important question about world affairs: are governments and their respective societies making progress in building a more peaceful and just global order? To pursue this question the course will have three main... Read More about New Undergraduate Course - Are Things Getting Better? The Question of Progress in World Affairs »


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