Emerson S. Niou

Emerson S. Niou

Professor of Political Science

External Address: 
140 Science Drive, 273 Gross, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708-0204
Phone: 
(919) 660-4307
Office Hours: 
On leave 2018-2019
Specialties: 
Methods, Political Institutions, Security, Peace, Conflict

EMERSON M. S. NIOU (Ph.D., U. of Texas at Austin, 1987) is Professor of Political Science at Duke University.  He is the author and coauthor of four books (1) The Balance of Power, Cambridge University Press, 1989; (2) Bean Voting, Renmin University Press, 2014, (3) Community Compacts in China, Chinese Society Press, 2014; and (4) Strategy and Politics: An Introduction to Game Theory, Rutledge, 2015. His recent publications include: (1) “Strategic Voting in Plurality Elections,” with Daniel Kselman, Political Analysis, 2010; (2) “Protest Voting: A Theory of Voter Signaling,” with Daniel Kselman, Public Choice, 2011; (3) “Measuring Preferences for Divided Government: Some Americans Want Divided Government and Vote to Create It.” with Dean Lacy, Philip Paolino, and Robert A. Rein, Political Behavior, December:1-25, 2017; and (4) “External Threat, Internal Rivalry, and Alliance Formation” with Sean Zeigler, Journal of Politics, 2018. His current projects include studies of institutions and governance, theories of voting, and politics of alliance formation.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin 1987

Feaver, P. D., and E. M. S. Niou. “Managing nuclear proliferation: Condemn, strike, or assist?.” International Studies Quarterly, vol. 40, no. 2, Jan. 1996, pp. 209–34. Scopus, doi:10.2307/2600957. Full Text

Hsieh, J. F. S., and E. M. S. Niou. “Issue voting in the Republic of China on Taiwan's 1992 legislative Yuan election.” International Political Science Review, vol. 17, no. 1, Jan. 1996, pp. 13–27. Scopus, doi:10.1177/019251296017001002. Full Text

Hsieh, J. F. S., and E. M. S. Niou. “Salient Issues in Taiwan's Electoral Politics.” Electoral Studies, vol. 15, no. 2, Jan. 1996, pp. 219–35. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0261-3794(95)00031-3. Full Text

Niou, E., and P. Feaver. “Managing Nuclear Proliferation: What Makes Sense?.” International Studies Quarterly, 1996.

Niou, E., and P. C. Ordeshook. “A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Sun Tzu's The Art of War.” Journal of Peace Research, vol. 31, no. 2, May 1994.

Niou, E. M. S., and P. C. Ordeshook. “A Game-Theoretic Interpretation of Sun Tzu's: The Art of War.” Journal of Peace Research, vol. 31, no. 2, Jan. 1994, pp. 161–74. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0022343394031002004. Full Text

Niou, E. M. S., and P. C. Ordeshook. ““Less filling, tastes great” the realist-neoliberal debate.” World Politics, vol. 46, no. 2, Jan. 1994, pp. 209–34. Scopus, doi:10.2307/2950673. Full Text

Niou, E. M. S., and G. Tan. “An analysis of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's self-assessment scheme for land taxation.” Public Choice, vol. 78, no. 1, Jan. 1994, pp. 103–14. Scopus, doi:10.1007/BF01053368. Full Text

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