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Allan Kornberg, Norb F Schaefer Professor and Norb F Schaefer Professor, Political Science

Allan Kornberg

Please note: Allan has left the "Duke International" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  304 Perkins Library
Email Address: send me a message


M.A.University of Michigan, Ann Arbor1962
B.Ed.University of Manitoba, Winnipeg1959
B.A.University of Manitoba, Winnipeg1952

Comparative Politics
Research Interests: Anglo-American Political Behavior and Canada

Current projects: 1. Grant proposal to National Science Foundation to Study Canadian National Election, 2004, 2. Working on 2 Papers Derived from National Panel Study of 2000-2002; Focus is on two experiments on party cueing and party identification.

Allan Kornberg is Norb F. Schaefer Professor of Political Science at Duke University. His research concentrates on political parties, legislatures, and comparative political behavior. He is the author of Canadian Legislative Behavior: A Study of the 25th Parliament; co-author of Influence in Parliament: Canada; Citizen Politicians- Canada; Representative Democracy in the Canadian Provinces; Citizens and Community; and A Polity on the Edge: Canada and the Politics of Fragmentation; co-author and editor of Political Support in Canada; Legislatures in Developmental Perspective; Legislatures in Comparative Perspective; Minorities and the Canadian State; The Resurgence of Conservatism in Anglo-American Democracies; and has contributed chapters to a number of other books. Articles by him have appeared in the American Political Science Review, the British Journal of Political Science, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Politics, American Journal of Political Science, Political Quarterly, and other professional journals. His present research focuses on the sources, distribution and consequences of variations in public support for a political regime. From 1993-1995, he served as the first Director of the Division of Social, Behavioral & Economic Research of the National Science Foundation.


America • Canada • Political Science • Parties • Legislatures

Curriculum Vitae
Current Ph.D. Students  

  • Thomas Scotto  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Clarke, HD; Kornberg, A; Scotto, TJ; Stewart, MC, Political Choices in Hard Times: Voting in the 2010 U.S. House Elections, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties, vol. 22 no. 2 (May, 2012), pp. 139-165, ISSN 1745-7289 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Clarke, HD; Scotto, TJ; Kornberg, A, Valence politics and economic crisis: Electoral choice in Canada 2008, Electoral Studies, vol. 30 no. 3 (September, 2011), pp. 438-449, ISSN 0261-3794 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  3. Clarke, HD; Kornberg, A; Scotto, TJ; Reifler, J; Sanders, D; Stewart, MC; Whiteley, P, Yes we can! Valence politics and electoral choice in America, 2008, Electoral Studies, vol. 30 no. 3 (September, 2011), pp. 450-461, ISSN 0261-3794 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  4. Scotto, TJ; Clarke, HD; Kornberg, A; Reifler, J; Sanders, D; Stewart, MC; Whiteley, P, The dynamic political economy of support for Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential election campaign, Electoral Studies, vol. 29 no. 4 (December, 2010), pp. 545-556, ISSN 0261-3794 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  5. Clarke, HD; Kornberg, A; Scotto, TJ, Accentuating the Negative? A Political Efficacy Question-Wording-Experiment, Methodology: European Journal of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, vol. 6 no. 3 (2010), pp. 107-117, ISSN 1614-1881 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]