We are a department committed to intellectual rigor and believe that when theory and careful empirical analysis are joined together in an environment of purposeful interrogation significant insights for the discipline, our communities, and the world emerge. Our faculty has wide-ranging interests and they approach their work from varying interdisciplinary, theoretical and empirical perspectives. We are not committed to a discipline but instead to the unyielding pursuit of new paradigms for understanding the world. Here are some of the most recent books by our faculty.

The Perpetual Immigrant and the Limits of Athenian Democracy

Kasimis, Demetra

The Perpetual Immigrant and the Limits of Athenian Democracy. Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Carson, Austin

Secret Wars: Covert Conflict in International Politics. Princeton University Press, 2018. 

 

McCormick, John P. 

Reading Machiavelli: Scandalous Books, Suspect Engagements & the Virtue of Populist Politics. Princeton University Press, 2018.

Organizing Democracy

Poast, Paul and Johannes Urpelainen

Organizing Democracy: How International Organizaations Assist New Democracies. University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Enchanted America

Oliver, Eric and Thomas J. Wood

Enchanted America: How Intuition and Reason Divide Our Politics. University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Mearsheimer, John

The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities. Yale University Press, 2018. 

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Albertus, Michael and Victor Menaldo

Authoritarianism and the Elite Origins of Democracy. Cambridge University Press, 2018. 

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Pitts, Jennifer

Boundaries of the International: Law and Empire. Harvard University Press, 2018. 

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Lessing, Benjamin

Making Peace in Drug Wars: Crackdowns and Cartels in Latin America. Cambridge University Press, 2017. 

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Bloch Rubin, Ruth

Building the Bloc: Intraparty Organization in the U.S. Congress. Cambridge University Press, 2017.

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Herrigel, Gary

Globale Qualitätsproduktion. Campus Verlag, 2017. 

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Pitts, Jennifer

The Law of Nations in Global History. Oxford University Press, 2017. 

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Cordelli, Chiara

Philanthropy in Democratic Societies. University of Chicago Press, 2016. 

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Howell, William and Terry Moe

Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government—and Why We Need a More Powerful Presidency. Basic Books, 2016. 

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Zerilli, Linda

A Democratic Theory of Judgment. University of Chicago Press, 2016.  

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Albertus, Michael

Autocracy and Redistribution: The Politics of Land Reform. Cambridge University Press, 2015.

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Patty, John and Elizabeth Maggie Penn

Social Choice and Legitimacy: The Possibilities of Impossibility. Cambridge University Press, 2014.

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Penn, Elizabeth Maggie and John Patty

Social Choice and Legitimacy: The Possibilities of Impossibility. Cambridge University Press, 2014.

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Staniland, Paul

Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse. Cornell University Press, 2014.

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Dawson, Michael

Blacks In and Out of the Left: Past, Present, and FutureHarvard University Press, 2013.

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Howell, William

Thinking about the American PresidencyPrinceton University Press, 2013.

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Howell, William and Saul Jackman and Jon Rogowski

The Wartime President. University of Chicago Press, 2013.

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McCormick, John

Weimar Thought: A Contested LegacyPrinceton University Press, 2013.

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Oliver, Eric (with Shang E. Ha & Zachary Callen)

Local Elections and the Politics of Small Scale DemocracyPrinceton University Press, 2012.

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Padgett, John and Walter Powell

The Emergence of Organizations and Markets. Princeton University Press, 2012.

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Patty, John and Sean Gailmard

Learning While Governing. University of Chicago Press, 2012. 

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Dawson, Michael

Not in Our Lifetimes: The Future of Black PoliticsUniversity of Chicago Press, 2011.

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McCormick, John

Machiavellian DemocracyCambridge University Press, 2011.

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Mearsheimer, John

Why Leaders Lie: The Truth about Lying in International PoliticsOxford University Press, 2011.