Steve Steinmo

Trust in Government: Narrowing the ideological gap over the federal budget

June 17, 2020

Steve Steinmo, University of Colorado Boulder; Kim-Lee Tuxhorn, University of Calgary; John D’Attoma, University of Exeter Published: February 4, 2019 Abstract: Do liberals and conservatives who trust the government have more similar preferences regarding the federal budget than liberals and conservatives who do not? Prior research has shown that the...

Steve Chan

China and Thucydides’s Trap

June 16, 2020

Steve Chan, University of Colorado Boulder Published: 2020 Abstract: The power-transition theory has been in vogue lately. Sometimes described as Thucydides's Trap, it claims that when a rising power catches up to an incumbent hegemon, the danger of war between them increases. Should we accept this claim? How compelling is...

Steve Chan

Thucydides’s Trap? Historical Interpretation, Logic of Inquiry, and the Future of Sino-American Relations

June 16, 2020

Steve Chan, University of Colorado Boulder Published: 2020 Abstract: The Peloponnesian War (431–404 BCE) ostensibly arose because of the fear that a rising Athens would threaten Sparta’s power in the Mediterranean. The idea of Thucydides’ Trap warns that all rising powers threaten established powers. As China increases its power relative...


Public Sector Governance Reform and the Motivation of Street‐Level Bureaucrats in Developing Countries

June 16, 2020

Krister Andersson, University of Colorado Boulder; Alan Zarychta, University of Chicago; Tara Grillos, Purdue Univerity. Published: December 30, 2019 Abstract: This article draws on health sector reform in Honduras to examine the mechanisms through which governance reforms shape the behavior of street‐level bureaucrats. It combines insights from behavioral public administration...


Contextual factors that enable forest users to engage in tree-planting for forest restoration

June 16, 2020

Krister Andersson, University of Colorado Boulder; Kimberlee Chang, University of Colorado Boulder Published: October 4, 2019 Abstract: Social, biophysical, and institutional contexts affect forest users’ incentives to work together to restore forests. With renewed government commitments to support such activities, we argue that effective interventions need to consider several context-specific...

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Faculty Mentor of the Year: Andy Philips

May 28, 2020

Congratulations to Andy Philips - who has been selected as the Faculty Mentor of the Year! This award is chosen by the Political Science graduate students each year. Thank you for your wonderful contributions as a mentor to our grad students, Dr. Philips!

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Still looking for a Term B course? Check out PSCI 2004: Western Political Thought

May 19, 2020

Modern Political Ideologies Summer Term B 12:45 pm-2:20 pm MST* Instructor: Kimberly Killen In Modern Political Ideologies, we will interrogate what we know about liberalism, socialism, conservatism, fascism, and anarchism. From John Locke to Karl Marx, feminism to #BlackLives Matter, we will engage in close readings and in-depth discussion to...

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Still looking for a Term B course? Check out PSCI 2106: Intro to Public Policy Analysis

May 19, 2020

Political Science Intro to Public Policy Analysis PSCI 2106 3 semester hours, Section 200, Summer Term B : July 7 - August 7, M-F: 9:15 – 10:50* Instructor: Srinivas “ Chinnu” Parinandi, Assistant Professor of Political Science In this class, we explore and learn about the governmental and economic factors...

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Graduate Part-Time Instructor Award: Congratulations to Christopher Jorde!

May 18, 2020

Congratulations to Christopher Jorde, winner of the Graduate Part-Time Instructor Award! This award recognizes excellence in graduate student teaching. Chris Jorde speaks about his teaching philosphy: "As an instructor my primary objectives are twofold: first, I seek to encourage interest in and deepen students’ knowledge of some aspect of the...

Kelsey Grant

PSCI Student Awarded Udall Scholarship

May 18, 2020

PSCI student and junior, Kelsey Grant, has been awarded the prestigious Udall Scholarship this year! Congratulations Kelsey! Kelsey advocates for climate change policies and environmental stewardship. Read more about Kelsey and about the Udall Scholarship in CU Boulder Today here .