Faculty

James DeNardo

Professor

Contact Information

Email    jdenardo@ucla.edu
Office  3345 Bunche Hall
Phone  (310) 825-4331
James DeNardo joined the faculty at UCLA in 1987, after teaching in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. His most recent book, The Amateur Strategist (Cambridge University Press), explores the cognitive, ideological, and factional origins of national security strategy. The book challenges leading accounts of nuclear deterrence, public opinion formation, and game theory by showing that strategic preferences during the nuclear arms race departed radically from standard models. Power in Numbers (Princeton University Press) presents a theory of strategy making in revolutionary parties and mass political movements, focusing on factional dynamics inside dissident organizations. Both books reflect Professor DeNardo's interest in the factional origins of political strategy and the roots of ideological thinking. His current research focuses on electoral mobilization and party competition in the United States, including the consequences of depressed voter turnout and the cohesion of the electoral system. His electoral research has appeared in several leading journals, including The American Political Science Review. Professor DeNardo teaches courses for graduates and undergraduates at UCLA, primarily in statistical methods. He is a founder of the Willows Community School in Los Angeles, which has grown since 1994 to enroll nearly 400 students in grades K-8. In 1997, he produced the feature film Men With Guns (written and directed by John Sayles and released by Sony Pictures Classics). Men With Guns debuted at the Telluride Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Foreign Language Film.

Degrees

Yale University, 1977

Fields of Study

Methodology

Previous Courses by Term

2017 Winter Quarter

Statistical Methods III

Statistical Methods Laboratory III

2016 Winter Quarter

Statistical Methods III

Statistical Methods Laboratory III

2015 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Data Analysis

2015 Winter Quarter

Statistical Methods III

Statistical Methods Laboratory III

2014 Fall Quarter

Statistical Methods I

2014 Spring Quarter

Statistical Methods III

Statistical Methods Laboratory III

2014 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Data Analysis

2013 Fall Quarter

Statistical Methods I

2013 Spring Quarter

Statistical Methods III

Statistical Methods Laboratory III

2013 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Data Analysis

2012 Fall Quarter

Statistical Methods I

2012 Spring Quarter

Statistical Methods III

2012 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Data Analysis

2011 Fall Quarter

Statistical Methods I

2011 Spring Quarter

Statistical Methods III

2011 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Data Analysis

2010 Fall Quarter

Statistical Methods I

2010 Spring Quarter

Statistical Methods III

2010 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Data Analysis

2009 Fall Quarter

Statistical Methods I

2009 Spring Quarter

Statistical Methods III

2008 Fall Quarter

Statistical Methods I

Statistical Methods Laboratory I

2008 Spring Quarter

Statistical Methods III

2008 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Data Analysis

2007 Fall Quarter

Statistical Methods I

Statistical Methods Laboratory I

2007 Spring Quarter

Statistical Methods III

2007 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Data Analysis

2006 Fall Quarter

Statistical Methods I

Statistical Methods Laboratory I

2006 Spring Quarter

Statistical Methods III

2006 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Data Analysis

2005 Fall Quarter

Statistical Methods I

2005 Spring Quarter

Statistical Methods III

2004 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Data Analysis

Statistical Methods I

2004 Spring Quarter

Statistical Methods III

2004 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Data Analysis

2003 Fall Quarter

Statistical Methods I

Statistical Methods Laboratory I

2003 Spring Quarter

Statistical Methods III

2003 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Quantitative Research

2002 Fall Quarter

Statistical Methods I

Statistical Methods Laboratory I

2000 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Quantitative Research

1999 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Quantitative Research

1998 Fall Quarter

Statistical Methods I

Statistical Methods III

1998 Winter Quarter

Previous Courses by Course

POL SCI 200CL
Statistical Methods Laboratory III

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 200C
Statistical Methods III

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

1998 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 6
Introduction to Data Analysis

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

2004 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 200A
Statistical Methods I

2014 Fall Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

2003 Fall Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

1998 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 200AL
Statistical Methods Laboratory I

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2003 Fall Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 6
Introduction to Quantitative Research

2003 Winter Quarter

2000 Winter Quarter

1999 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 6

1998 Winter Quarter