Policy Inventing and Borrowing among State Legislatures

May 27, 2021

Policy Inventing and Borrowing among State Legislatures By Srinivas C. Parinandi Abstract: Although a long literature has analyzed how policies diffuse or spread across the American states, scant attention has been given to how states invent or create original policy instead of borrowing existing policy from one another. In this...


Meet Srinivas "Chinnu" Parinandi

Oct. 3, 2017

Assisstant Professor Professor Parinandi is one of the newest additions to the Department of Political Science - arriving at the University of Colorado in the fall of 2015. “I chose to come to CU because it is a big research university that has a solid commitment to teaching” he said...


Chinnu receives Christopher Mooney Dissertation Award

Aug. 23, 2016

Srinivas Parinandi (Chinnu) received the Christopher Mooney Dissertation Award from the American Political Science Association (APSA) Section on State Politics and Policy. Chinnu's dissertation was titled, “Solving Brandeis’s Mystery: The Link between Electoral Vulnerability, Resource Capacity, and Policy Innovation in the American States”. Abstract Scholars and policymakers have long argued...