Emerson S. Niou
Professor of Political Science
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.
- Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin 1987
Niou, E. “經濟因素對中國村民自治發展的影響 [Economic Development and Local Self-Government in China].” 21 Century Bi Monthly, Aug. 2003.
Niou, E. S., and C. Lin. “中共洲際導彈軍力的建設與實力 [Development of ICBMs in China].” Studies on Chinese Communism, vol. 37, no. 7, July 2003, pp. 80–90.
Niou, E., and C. Lin. “Counting China’s ICBMs.” Studies on Chinese Communism, vol. 37, no. 7, July 2003, pp. 80–90.
Niou, E., and P. Paolino. “The rise of the opposition party in Taiwan: Explaining Chen Shui-bian's victory in the 2000 Presidential election.” Electoral Studies, vol. 22, no. 4, Jan. 2003, pp. 721–40. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0261-3794(02)00010-0. Full Text
Niou, E. “患難相恤: 論中國民間的自治與扶貧 [Self-Governance and Poverty Alleviation in China].” 21 Century E Journal, 2003.
Lin, Changsheng, and E. Niou. “論中共嚇阻美軍介入台海衝突的軍事準備及其影響 [Assessing China's Military Preparation to Deter the US from Intervening in the Taiwan Strait Conflict].” Mainland China Studies, 2003.
Lacy, D., and E. Niou. “全民公決的若干問題 [A Problem with Referendums].” Journal of Theoretical Politics, Jan. 2000.
Niou, E. M. S., and P. C. Ordeshook. “Return of the Luddites.” International Security, vol. 24, no. 2, Sept. 1999, pp. 84–94.