Steve Chan


STEVE CHAN 陳思德 (Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1976) currently holds the title of College Professor of Distinction at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Farrand Residence Academic Program.  He had also previously served as Chair of the Political Science Department and Director of the International Affairs Program at that institution.  He was the recipient of the Karl W. Deutsch award of the International Studies Association, Boulder Faculty Assembly Award for Excellence in Research, and CU Parents Association's Marinus Smith Award for excellence in teaching.  His other awards in the past three years include a fellowship from the East Asian Institute (Seoul), the A&S College Scholar Award at the University of Colorado, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation Award of Japan sponsored  by the East-West Center, and the Distinguished Scholar Award given by the Foreign Policy Analysis Section of the International Studies Association.

His research interests cover international relations, political economy, foreign policy, decision-making, and East Asia. His publications include fifteen books and over one hundred and fifty articles and chapters  His work has appeared in journals such as the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, International Interactions, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Security Studies, and World Politics. His books include Looking for Balance (2012); China, the U.S., and the Power-Transition Theory (2008); Coping with Globalization (2001); Taiwan’s National Security (2001); Economic Sanction as Statecraft (2000); Beyond the Developmental State (1998); Foreign Direct Investment in a Changing Global Political Economy (1995); Defense, Welfare and Growth (1992); The Evolving Pacific Basin in the Global Political Economy (1992); Flexibility, Foresight and Fortuna in Taiwan's Development (1992); East Asian Dynamism (1993, 1990); International Relations in Perspective (1984); Foreign Policy Decision Making (1984); and Understanding Foreign Policy Decisions (1979). His forthcoming book (2013), Enduring Rivalries in the Asia Pacific, will be published by Cambridge University Press.