Drawing from ancient democracy and modern game theory, Stanford classics and political science Professor Josiah Ober warns that contemporary assumptions about democracy can lead to unrealistic expectations of what democracy can deliver.
New Stanford research shows that Democrats and Republicans are increasingly polar opposites – their political biases spill over into their social lives. Along party lines and ideology, more than even race or religion, Americans are distrustful of those who are not politically similar.
CONDOLEEZZA RICE, professor of political science and Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Graduate School of Business, will receive West Point’s Sylvanus Thayer Award on Monday, Oct. 6, at the U.S. Military Academy.
Nine times as many people around the world are killed in disputes between individuals, including domestic violence, than are killed in civil wars, according to Stanford political scientist James Fearon. This could change if nations focus on preventing violence in the home, improving police work and...