Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Co-Director, Canadian Studies Program
Office: ERB 5133
Mail Stop: 1935
Office Hours: Spring 2013
TuWThF 10:30-11:30 a.m.
TuTh 1:30-2:30 p.m.
and by appointment
Select courses to download syllabi in PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader to view files.
POLS 200-001: Intro to Politics
- Spring 2013
- POLS 231 International Relations
- POLS 298 Introduction to Political Inquiry
- POLS 311 Comparative Foreign Policy
- POLS 328 Politics in Japan
- POLS 329 Politics of Industrialized Nations
- POLS 398 Advanced Political Science Methods
POLS 424-001: Canadian Politics
- Spring 2013
Download Dr. Burkhart’s brief Curriculum Vitae (132 KB PDF file)
Dr. Burkhart’s research interests are in analyzing cross-national democratization patterns and US-Canada environmental relations. His research has been published in several journals and books, including the American Political Science Review, European Journal of Political Research, International Journal of Canadian Studies, Journal of Politics, Social Science Quarterly, and Studies in Comparative International Development.
Humane Globalization (115 KB PDF file): Can political and economic development proceed with attention paid to both human rights concerns and the economic growth promised by globalization advocates? Or do both in concert (or separately) do harm to the development cause? Dr. Burkhart performs quantitative tests to help answer these questions.
These are the key questions that this primary textbook for courses on American public policymaking and environmental policymaking addresses and attempts to answer. Turmoil in American Public Policy: Science, Democracy, and the Environment first lays out the basics of the policymaking process in the United States in relation to the substantive issues of environmental policymaking. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, the authors highlight the views and experiences of scientists, especially natural scientists, in their interactions with policymakers and their efforts to harness the findings of their science to rational public policy.
More of Dr. Burkhart’s publications can be found on ScholarWorks.