David A. Siegel
Office: 541 Bellamy Building
Ph.D, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business. 2006.
Interests include American Politics, Comparative Politics, International
Relations, Formal and Computational Methods, Political Violence,
Elections, Terrorism, Social Networks.
I study the manner in which institutions, both formal and informal,
mediate the interactions of individuals with disparate motivations.
In the realm of pure collective action, this amounts to exploring
the ways in which social networks, the media, and electoral institutions
parse information and thereby alter the level and the nature of
collective action. Some research in this vein provides a qualitative
typology of social network structure that may be used to predict
levels of aggregate participation, and the degree to which the
media may impact these. Other research describes the endogenous
formation of parties and party identification among voters. These
concepts applied to political violence lead to studies in the
efficacy and the evolution of terrorist organizations, and the
degree to which both state and substate repression is able to
inhibit participation in a collective behavior such as turnout,
protests, or rebellion. New projects extend these ideas to the
endogenous development of institutions in early societies, and
the endogenous formation of social identities.
Terror and Politics
Politics and the Theory of Games
Research Methods in Political Science
Advanced Formal Modeling
Politics of Terror