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Jonathan Rodden

A growing rural-urban divide has led to the political underrepresentation of people living in cities, Stanford political scientist finds

Location, location, location – the popular real estate mantra can also be used to describe why American elections today turn out the way they do, says Stanford political scientist Jonathan Rodden. According to his new research, the geographic…

Margaret Levi

Professor Margaret Levi wins the 2019 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science

"The works of Margaret Levi, this year’s recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, have often revisited the legitimacy of coercive power, its characteristics and its origins, often in the guise of the state but also other…

Lisa Blaydes

Political scientist Lisa Blaydes leads faculty committee on the Changing Human Experience

The Changing Human Experience Design Team, which includes professors from the School of Humanities and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education and the School of Law, is seeking ways to continue deepening our understanding of humanity in order…

Lisa Blaydes

Political scientist Lisa Blaydes explores how Iraqi citizens used rumors as resistance against Saddam Hussein’s regime

Combing through government documents seized when a U.S.-led coalition toppled the regime in 2003 and are now archived at the Hoover Institution, political scientist Lisa Blaydes examined more than 2,000 rumors Saddam’s Baath Party had gathered.…