Andrew Hart

Assistant 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. 


Curriculum Vitae

Recent Publications

  • “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). 

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A. from Fordham University

  • M.A. from New York University

  • Ph.D. from the University of Colorado


  • PLSC 251: 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 360: Developing World Politics

    A survey of conditions and politics in areas of the world generally referred to as “developing”. Why is political instability so common? How does chronic poverty affect politics in the developing world? What are the prospects for change? A variety of historical models, theoretical approaches to political development, and contemporary cases will be used to examine these and similar questions.