Andrew HartAssistant Professor of Political Science
Andrew Hart is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations. He teaches a range of international relations courses, including on the global political economy and international organizations. He also teaches the political science research methods course. His research examines different facets of economic globalization, specializing in the politics of multinational corporations as well as immigration politics. Professor Hart’s research has appeared in International Organization, International Interactions, The Journal of Peace Research, Survival, and International Peacekeeping. His current projects examine how the design of national regulatory institutions influence developing countries' prospects for receiving foreign investment in infrastructure and public utilities as well as how welfare state spending changes people’s attitudes about immigration. He has a B.A. from Fordham University, an M.A. from New York University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado.
“Labor Migration Numbers and Rights: Do They Trade Off or Advance Together?” International Interactions 45 (1): 28-53. (with David H. Bearce). (January 2019).
“Rallying the Troops: Collective Action and Self-Interest in UN Peacekeeping Contributions. Journal of Peace Research 55 (3): 366-379. (with Tim Passmore and Meg Shannon). (Fall 2018).
“International Labor Mobility and the Variety of Democratic Institutions.” International Organization 71 (1): 65-95. (with David H. Bearce). (Winter 2017).
B.A. from Fordham University
M.A. from New York University
Ph.D. from the University of Colorado
PLSC 140: S/International Politics
An introduction to the concepts and relationships characterizing the modern international system. Based on a review of historical and contemporary developments, students will be challenged to evaluate issues of continuity and change, states and non-state actors, conflict and cooperation, and power and principles. Approaches to international order, such as international law and organizations, the balance of power, and integration will be addressed, along with contemporary problems in the post-Cold War world.
PLSC 251: R/Modern Political Analysis
The purpose of this course is to introduce Political Science majors to the methods of modern political science research. The course will include a presentation of the scientific approach as practiced by Political Scientists, focusing on both theoretical and methodological issues. The purposes of research, measurement problems, and other data management problems in political science research will be discussed. Students will be introduced to basic statistical techniques of data analysis including: dispersion and central tendency, correlation coefficients, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, Chi-Square tests, student t-tests, and simple regression analysis.
PLSC 343: International Organizations
This course examines the functions, activities, and evolution of major international organizations, with emphasis given to those working in the issue-areas of security and conflict, economy, and development.