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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

University of Denver campus

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Devin Joshi, Assistant Professor

Josef Korbel School of International Studies Professor Devin JoshiEmail:

Phone: 303-871-4167

**LEAVE: Fall 2015-Spring 2017**



Office: 3016 Sie International Relations Complex
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Denver
2201 South Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80208


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  • PhD, University of Washington
  • MA, University of Hawaii (East-West Center)
  • BA, Stanford University

Research and Expertise

A political scientist by training, Dr. Joshi's research on international development cuts across several fields including international political economy, comparative politics, international education, and Asian studies.  His current research deals with a) conceptualizing, comparing, measuring, and forecasting the future of different varieties of democracy, and b) advancing human development and the Millennium Development Goals in the Global South with a focus on India and China.

Professional Profile

  • Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver (2008-present)
  • Visiting scholar in China (Peking University), Germany (Free University of Berlin), India (American Institute of Indian Studies), South Korea (Seoul National University) and Sweden (Uppsala University)
  • Visiting Lecturer at Ewha Women's University (2002-2006);University of Hawai'i (2001-2002)

Recent Publications

Joshi, D. &  Rosenfield, E. (2013). MP transparency, communication links and social media: A comparative assessment of 184 parliamentary websites. Journal of Legislative Studies, 19(4).

Joshi, D. & Kingma, K. (2013). The uneven representation of women in Asian parliaments: Explaining variation across the region. Forthcoming in African and Asian Studies 12(4).

Joshi, D. & O'Dell, R. K. (2013). Global governance and development ideology: The United Nations and the World Bank on the left-right spectrum. Global Governance, 19(2), 249-275.

Joshi, D. (2013). The developmental and protective varieties of liberal democracy: A difference in kind or degree? Democratization, 20(2), 187-214.

Joshi, D. (2013). The representation of younger age cohorts in Asian parliaments: Do electoral systems make a difference? Representation, 49(1), 1-16.

Joshi, D. (2012). The impact of India's regional parties on voter turnout and human development. Journal of South Asian Development, 7(2).

Joshi, D. (2012). Varieties of developmental states: Three non-western paths to the millennium development goals. Journal of Developing Societies, 28(3), 355-378.

Joshi, D. (2012). Who gets unequal parliamentary representation? A comparison of India and Sri Lanka. Contemporary South Asia, 20(3), 401-406.

Joshi, D. (2012). Does China's recent 'harmonious society' discourse reflect a shift towards human development? Journal of Political Ideologies, 17(2), 169-187.


  • INTS 4396: Education and Development
  • INTS 4574: China and India in Comparative Analysis
  • INTS 4468: Politics of Development