Alastair Smith

New York University


Alastair Smith is the Bernhardt Denmark Chair of International Relations at New York University and professor of political science in the Wilf Family Department of Politics.

Featured Work

The Dictator

DEC 20, 2011 Podcast

The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics

Cynics or realists? Just follow five rules and you can be a successful dictator, say Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith--at least until old ...