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
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
Niou, E., and P. Feaver. “Managing Nuclear Proliferation: What Makes Sense?.” International Studies Quarterly, 1996.
Brehm, J., and E. Niou. “Police Patrol vs. Self-Policing: A Comparative Analysis of the Control Systems Used in the Ex-Soviet Union and the Communist China.” Journal of Theoretical Politics, 1996.
Niou, E. S., et al. “民國八十三年省市長選舉中之議題投票：理性抉擇理論之分析 [Issue Voting in the 1994 Gubernatorial and Mayoral Elections: An Application of Rational Choice Approach].” Journal of Electoral Studies, 1995.
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