Carew Boulding’s research focuses on political participation in developing democracies with an emphasis on protest, non-governmental organizations, civil society, and political institutions. Her work has appeared in Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Politics, Latin American Research Review, Party Politics and World Development.
Non-governmental organizations, civil society, Latin American politics, democracy in developing countries, political protest and voting behavior, inequality
PSCI 2012 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
Most countries confront a variety of common political problems, including how to gain popular support, what kinds of political institutions are most appropriate, and how to distribute burdens and benefits to different segments of the population. Concentrates on learning how to compare different political systems and provides illustrative examples from several countries in both the industrialized and nonindustrialized world.
PSCI 7012 - Seminar: Comparative Political Systems
Discusses current literature on comparative politics including theoretical and methodological issues. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours for different topics.
PSCI 7022 - Seminar in Political and Economic Development
Fall 2019 / Spring 2021
Covers domestic political and economic development in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, as well as interactions with the global economy. Includes defining, explaining, and prescribing policies for successful development, and comparing the experiences of developing and industrialized countries.
PSCI 7052 - Democracy & Authoritarianism
Examine differences between democracies and authoritarian regimes; the choices and the consequences of democratic institutions in authoritarian regimes; and the causes of authoritarian survival and demise and the subsequent political choice. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 7012.
PSCI 7075 - Scope and Methods of Political Science
Fall 2018 / Fall 2021
Introduces students to research design, with a subsequent focus on professional development. Students learn about different styles of research, central methodological points surrounding (and differentiating) these styles, and standards for evaluating research, regardless of approach or content.