Devin Joshi

  • Biographical Description

    • Dr. Devin K. Joshi is an Assistant Professor in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.  He researches and teaches about the international and comparative politics of development with a focus on Asia.  His work concentrates on understanding how to build effective and inclusive governments with special attention to the impact of governance on human development.  

      His regional focus has been primarily in Asia although his interests are global.  He has lived in eight countries and is an avid learner of foreign languages.  Proficient in Chinese and German he also speaks intermediate Korean, Hindi, Japanese, and Spanish.  Prior to joining DU he taught at the University of Washington, University of Hawai'i and Ewha Women's University.  He holds a B.A. degree from Stanford University, an M.A. from the East-West Center and Ph.D. from the University of Washington. 

      Courses Taught:

      INTS 4468: The Politics of Development

      INTS 4574: India and China in Comparative Analysis

      INTS 4396: Education and Development

  • Research

    • Current Projects:

      * Women in Asian Politics: This project examines the degree to which women are included or shut out of Asian parliaments and other political institutions focusing on four dimensions of representation: descriptive, substantive, sustainability, and diversity.

      Ideology and Development:  This project studies the role of ideology in the global development strategies of the United Nations and the World Bank with a particular focus on the ideology of human development.  

      * Varieties of Good Governance: This project identifies the underlying logics as well as strengths and weaknesses of the inclusive, adverarial, and consultative models of governance prevalent in Scandinavia, English-speaking countries, and East Asia.

      * Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: This project focuses on reducing calories, cholesterol, blood pressure, triglycerides, disappointment, frustration, and stress through healthy relationships, proper nutrition, regular exercise, daily meditation, yoga, rest, and safe drinking water. 

      Past Projects:

      * The China-India Gap: This project examines differential progress on the Millennium Development Goals, particularly on children's health and eduation.  It finds the low social status of women, patriarchy, inequalities of the Indian caste system, government corruption, and failure to think long term as major reasons why India has fallen behind China and why North India trails South India.  

      * The Future of Governance: This project forecasts state capacity, democratization, and intra-state conflict for 183 countries between 2010 and 2060.  Based on current trends it anticipates progress on each of these three areas, but timely interventions to strengthen governance and the adoption of better development policies can bring about much greater global human development.  

  • Selected Publications

    • Recent Books:

      2014. Strengthening Governance Globally: Forecasting the Next 50 Years. Paradigm/Oxford University Press (ISBN: 978-1-61205-560-2). (with Barry Hughes, Jonathan Moyer, Timothy Sisk and Jóse Solórzano). 

      Recent Articles:

      2015. "Improving Governance for the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals: Scenario Forecasting the Next Fifty Years” Forthcoming in World Development (with Barry Hughes and Timothy Sisk)

      2015. "Popular vs. Elite Democratic Structures and International Peace." Forthcoming in Journal of Peace Research (with Jason Maloy and Timothy Peterson)

      2015. “The Critical Role of Mass Media in International Norm Diffusion: The Case of UNDP Human Development Reports.” Forthcoming in International Studies Perspectives (with Roni Kay O’Dell). 

      2015. "How Can India Catch up to China? The Importance of Social Investment." Forthcoming in India Review 14(2).

      2015. "Political Ideology, Public Policy and Human Development in India: Explaining the Gap between Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.” Journal of Contemporary Asia, DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2014.1003392 (with Kathleen McGrath)

      2015. “The Inclusion of Excluded Majorities in South Asian Parliaments: Women, Youth, and the Working Class.” Journal of Asian and African Studies 50(2): 223-238. 

      2015. “Wie die Berichte über die menschliche Entwicklung die Welt verändern.” Vereinte Nationen 2015(1): 257-262. (with Roni Kay O'Dell)

      2014. "Talking about my Generation and Class? Unpacking the Descriptive Representation of Women in Asian Parliaments." Women's Studies International Forum 47(1): 168-179 (with Malliga Och).

      2014. "Political Determinants of Public Health Investment in China and India." Asian Politics and Policy 6(1): 59-82 (with Bin Yu).

      2013. "The Uneven Representation of Women in Asian Parliaments: Explaining Variation across the Region.” African and Asian Studies 12(4): 352-372 (with Kara Kingma).

      2013. “The Representation of Younger Age Cohorts in Asian Parliaments: Do Electoral Systems Make a Difference?” Representation 49(1): 1-16.

      2013. "MP Transparency, Communication Links and Social Media: A Comparative Assessment of 184 Parliamentary Websites." Journal of Legislative Studies 19(4): 526-545. (with Erica Rosenfield).

      2013. "The Protective and Developmental Varieties of Liberal Democracy: A Difference in Kind or Degree?” Democratization 20(2): 187-214.

      2013. “Global Governance and Development Ideology: The United Nations and the World Bank on the Left-Right Spectrum.” Global Governance 19(2): 249-275 (with Roni Kay O’Dell).

      2012. “Who Gets Unequal Parliamentary Representation? A Comparison of India and Sri Lanka.” Contemporary South Asia 20(3): 401-06.

      2012. "Education and Inequality: Implications of the World Bank's Education Strategy 2020." International Perspectives on Education and Society 16: 173-202 (with William Smith).

      2012. "The Impact of India’s Regional Parties on Voter Turnout and Human Development.” Journal of South Asian Development 7(2): 139-160.

      2012. “Does China's Recent ‘Harmonious Society’ Discourse Reflect a Shift towards Human Development?” Journal of Political Ideologies 17(2): 169-87.

      2012. "Varieties of Developmental States: Three Non-Western Pathways to the Millennium Development Goals." Journal of Developing Societies 28(3): 355-78.

  • Curriculum Vitae

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