Political scientists at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy draw upon a variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches to produce cutting-edge research that enhances our understanding of politics.  Polis is committed to showcasing political science research at Duke and to facilitating its creation.

"There's a sense that young people are less politically motivated, less interested, less knowledgeable, and simply apathetic.  And, we find that that's not actually the case."

 -Prof. D. Sunshine Hillygus

"Geographically speaking, the divide between Democratic cities and Republican rural/small town areas in North Carolina (and other purple states) gives only a partial picture."

-Prof. Mac McCorkle