The Globalization and Democracy Research and Training Program sponsored a conference, Responding to Globalization: Societies, Groups, and Individuals, April 4 - 7, 2002 on the Boulder campus.
The Institute of Behavioral Science
For three and a half decades, the Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) has provided a setting for interdisciplinary research on problems of societal concern. By engaging faculty from all of the social and behavioral sciences at CU, the Institute has encouraged work that transcends disciplinary boundaries, that illuminates the complexity of social behavior and social life, and that has important implications for social policy. In addition to fostering research, the Institute assumes responsibility for the dissemination of information about research findings and for the training of both pre- and postdoctoral students in behavioral science research. In order to make the best use of its resources, the Institute has deliberately focused its attention on a small number of research programs, each of which is interdisciplinary in its faculty, each of which is led by a senior behavioral scientist, and each of which has its own space, support personnel, and budget. There are four programs: the Research Program on Political and Economic Change (where GAD is based), the Research Program on Population Processes, the Research Program on Environment and Behavior, and the Research Program on Problem Behavior. Faculty are drawn from the Departments of Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.
In the Research Program on Political and Economic Change (PPEC), cross-fertilization and intellectual exchange take place through daily interactions, regularly scheduled colloquia, joint sessions with visiting scholars, shared mentoring of graduate students, and program-sponsored conferences. Few truly interdisciplinary social science research and training programs exist in the United States, and PPEC is one of the most successful. Graduate students work with faculty in a variety of disciplines, take courses across several disciplines, and most importantly are effectively involved in interdisciplinary research projects that fuel their dissertation research and future teaching. Access to IBS office space, computers, staff support, and library facilities is available to each GAD awardee.
GAD Support for Graduate Study
GAD students are enrolled in and pursue their normal course work in their home departments, including meeting all departmental requirements. GAD awardees must be advised by one of the primary GAD faculty. They also enroll in the two semester GAD core seminar (Fall 2000 syllabus in Word or PDF format), participate in ongoing interdisciplinary seminars, and assist in research projects led by GAD faculty. Tuition and fees are paid for GAD trainees, who are supported in addition by a stipend of $14,100 per year. National Science Foundation funds can be used only by U.S. citizens and permanent residents; however, University funds are available to non-U.S. citizens.
The competition for NSF-supported GAD fellowships is now closed. Applicants interested in the topics of the GAD program are encouraged to apply for assistantships in one of the four departments (Economics, Geography, Political Science and Sociology) and to contact the GAD faculty closest to their subject of interest (email addresses below).
Jim Bell, and
were previous recipients of the Kenneth Boulding Fellowship.
Kenneth Boulding Fellowship Applications Due April 1st
The Program on Political and Economic Change in the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado is accepting applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in 1999-2000 to work with an interdisciplinary group (economists, geographers, political scientists, and sociologists) on the topic of "Globalization and Democratization" (GAD).
We are looking for a scholar committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching. The six foci of the GAD program are the following: a) Globalization of economic processes; b) the diffusion of democracy; c) transformations in the meaning and practice of citizenship; d) the legitimacy of political and governmental structures; e) accountability in the face of transnational economic forces; and f) ethno-national conflict and accommodation.
Collaboration with current faculty in contributing to at least one of these areas will constitute one of the prime responsibilities of the successful candidate, who will also be involved in teaching segments of an graduate interdisciplinary seminar, in the preparation of grant submissions, and the general scholarly activities of the research program.
The appointment is for a 10-month period to begin on 21 August 1999, and is possibly renewable for an additional year. Salary is $31,000 plus benefits. This position requires a Ph. D. at the time of appointment. Review of applications (a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, writing samples, and an e-mail address for acknowledgment) will begin on April 1st 1999 and will continue until the position is filled.
Send applications to John O'Loughlin, Institute of Behavioral Science, Campus Box 487, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO,80309-0487, USA (fax: 303.492.3609; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Primary GAD faculty at the Institute of Behavioral Science and their research interests:
Edward Greenberg (Political Science; (303) 492-2141; Edward.Greenberg@colorado.edu)
Global economic change, accountability and legitimacy; theories of the state;
workplace and industrial democracy; political economy, with
special attention to the role of economic enterprises and
actors in politics; and American politics, with special
attention to democratic theory and practice.
[Vita - PDF]
Lynn Staeheli (Geography; (303) 492-8877; email@example.com)
Political geography, especially citizenship, urban politics,
grassroots movements, informal political activities, and
cultural politics; social geography, especially gender and
"race" relations in cities, and the intersections of economic
and political relations in constructing gender and "race."
[Vita - PDF]
Thomas Mayer (Sociology; (303) 492-2138; Thomas.Mayer@Colorado.edu)
Political economy, especially economic conflict; mathematical sociology,
including game-theory; Marxian analysis, especially analytical Marxism;
class dynamics; statistics, especially time-series analysis.
John O'Loughlin (Geography; (303) 492-1619; firstname.lastname@example.org) He is the current Director of the GAD Program.
Political geography, especially
the geography of international conflict and cooperation,
ethno-nationalism in Eastern Europe, the changing geography
of the international political economy, and the electoral
geography of European states; social geography, especially
immigration to western Europe and the socio-spatial
isolation of immigrant groups in West European cities.
He is the Principal Investigator with Michael D. Ward, of the
Department of Political Science,
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, on the
NSF project on the
Spatial and Temporal
Diffusion of Democracy Project.
James Scarritt (Political Science; (303) 492-2140; email@example.com)
Sociopolitical change and
development, including theories and research techniques for
the study of change, comparative change in African polities
formerly under British rule or influence, change and
conflict in Southern Africa, and comparative political
change and development in the contemporary world especially
in the nations of the Commonwealth focusing on the politics
of ethnicity and class, democratization, and policies for
the increased protection of human rights.
[Vita - PDF]
Keith Maskus (Economics; (303) 492-2142; Keith.Maskus@colorado.edu)
Global economic change;
international trade and finance; international economic
policy and multilateral economic institutions; U.S. economic
relations with countries of the Pacific rim; the role of
trade liberalization in economic development.
[Vita - PDF]
See the IBS colloquium listing for information about GAD seminars.