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

Bendor, J., et al. “Adaptively rational retrospective voting.” Journal of Theoretical Politics, vol. 22, no. 1, Jan. 2010, pp. 26–63. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0951629809347581. Full Text

Siegel, D. A., and J. K. Young. “Simulating terrorism: Credible commitment, costly signaling, and strategic behavior.” Ps  Political Science and Politics, vol. 42, no. 4, Oct. 2009, pp. 765–71. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S1049096509990151. Full Text

Siegel, D. A. “Social networks and collective action.” American Journal of Political Science, vol. 53, no. 1, Jan. 2009, pp. 122–38. Scopus, doi:10.1111/j.1540-5907.2008.00361.x. Full Text

Bendor, J. B., et al. “Satisficing: A 'Pretty Good' Heuristic.” B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, vol. 9, no. 1, Jan. 2009. Scopus, doi:10.2202/1935-1704.1478. Full Text

Siegel, David A. “The Risk Society at War: Terror, Technology and Strategy in the Twenty-First Century. By Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen.” Perspectives on Politics, vol. 6, 2008, pp. 427–28.

Shapiro, J. N., and D. A. Siegel. “Underfunding in terrorist organizations.” International Studies Quarterly, vol. 51, no. 2, June 2007, pp. 405–29. Scopus, doi:10.1111/j.1468-2478.2007.00457.x. Full Text

Souder, P. A., et al. “Laser polarized muonic He3 and spin dependent μ capture.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 402, Elsevier, 1998, pp. 311–18.

Bogorad, P., et al. “A combined polarized target/ionization chamber for measuring the spin dependence of nuclear muon capture in laser polarized muonic He-3.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 398, Elsevier, 1997, pp. 211–23.

Bogorad, P., et al. “Laser-polarized muonic3He and a measurement of the induced pseudoscalar coupling.” Hyperfine Interactions, vol. 101, Springer, 1996, pp. 433–37.