David Siegel

David Siegel

Professor of Political Science

External Address: 
140 Science Drive, 294H Gross Hall, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4306
Behavior Identities, Methods, Political Economy, Political Institutions, Security, Peace, Conflict

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 American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Politics, and is the coauthor of A Behavioral Theory of Elections and A Mathematics Course for Political and Social Research, both from Princeton University Press. Prior to coming to Duke, he was on faculty at Florida State University.


  • Ph.D., Stanford University 2006

Siegel, David A. “Voter Turnout: A Social Theory of Political Participation. By Meredith Rolfe..” The Journal of Politics, vol. 75, 2013.

Golder, M., et al. “Modeling the institutional foundation of parliamentary government formation.” Journal of Politics, vol. 74, no. 2, Apr. 2012, pp. 427–45. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S0022381611001654. Full Text

Shapiro, J. N., and D. A. Siegel. “Moral hazard, discipline, and the management of terrorist organizations.” World Politics, vol. 64, no. 1, Jan. 2012, pp. 39–78. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S0043887111000293. Full Text

Siegel, D. A. “When does repression work? Collective action in social networks.” Journal of Politics, vol. 73, no. 4, Oct. 2011, pp. 993–1010. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S0022381611000727. Full Text

Baybeck, B., et al. “A strategic theory of policy diffusion via intergovernmental competition.” Journal of Politics, vol. 73, no. 1, Jan. 2011, pp. 232–47. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S0022381610000988. Full Text

Block, R., and D. A. Siegel. “Identity, bargaining, and third-party mediation.” International Theory, vol. 3, no. 3, Jan. 2011, pp. 416–49. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S1752971911000169. Full Text

Siegel, D. A. “Social networks in comparative perspective.” Ps  Political Science and Politics, vol. 44, no. 1, Jan. 2011, pp. 51–54. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S104909651000185X. Full Text

Siegel, David A. “Non-disruptive tactics of suppression are superior in countering terrorism, insurgency, and financial panics..” Plos One, vol. 6, no. 4, Jan. 2011. Epmc, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018545. Full Text Open Access Copy

Siegel, David A. “When does repression work? Collective action in social networks.” Journal of Politics, vol. 73, 2011, pp. 232–47.

Bendor, J., et al. Satisficing: A pretty good heuristic. June 2010, pp. 48–60.