John A. Gould is Associate Professor of Political Science at Colorado College. He is
a graduate of Williams College with a major in Political Science and a minor in Studio
Art. He did graduate work at the Fletcher School (Tufts University) and Columbia
University, where he earned his Ph.D. in February, 2001. He speaks French and Slovak. 

Gould taught high school history at the Chapin School in New York from 1984 to 1986 and
at the American School of Paris from 1989 to 1991. As a graduate student he taught
politics at Palacky University (Czech Republic), Comenius University (Slovakia), Tufts
University, and The Fletcher School. He has held a number of fellowships including a
Robert Schuman Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and a
post-doctoral fellowship at the Korbel School of International Studies, Denver
University. John took a tenure track position at Colorado College in 2002 where he held a
John D. and Catherine T. Mac Arthur Fellowship from 2003-5. 

Colorado College students selected Gould as Lloyd E. Worner Professor of the Year in
2008. He also won the Ray O. Werner award for Exemplary Teaching in the Liberal Arts in
2009. 

Gould maintains an active research program in the field of comparative and international
political economy with a particular focus on the relationship of postcommunist economic
policies with political institutions. He specializes in Slovak politics, but his work
includes case studies from Kosovo, Serbia, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Chad. He has
(co)published refereed journal articles in Comparative European Politics, Europe-Asia
Studies, Business and Politics, Global Governance, Review of International Political
Economy, and Research in Social Movements. His book, The Politics of Privatization:
Wealth and Power in Postcommunist Europe was published by Lynne Rienner Publishers in
April 2011. 

In 2009, Gould and his co-authors won the Slovak Studies Association's Best Article
Award for "Slovakia's Neoliberal Turn." 

Gould is an associate Editor with the Journal of International Relations and Development,
an internationally edited, peer-reviewed journal of international relations and
international political economy. Gould is pleased to serve on the board of academic
advisers at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. He is a member of the Board
of Directors of the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council. He belongs to the American
Association for Advancement of Slavic Studies, The Slovak Studies Association, the
American Political Science Association and the International Studies Association. He
lives in Manitou Springs, CO with his wife and two sons. 

Postcommunist Political Economy

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Slovakia’s Neoliberal Churn: The Political Economy of the Fico Government, 2006-8, Institute of European Studies and International Relations, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University (2009)
 

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Making Market Democracies? The Contingent Loyalties of Post-Privatization Elites in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Serbia (with Carl Lee Sickner), Review of International Political Economy (2008)
 

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Slovakia's Neoliberal Turn (with Sharon Fisher and Tim J. Haughton), Europe-Asia Studies (2007)
 

Natural Resource Managment

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Betting on Oil: The World's Bank's Attempt to Promote Accountability in Chad (with Matthew S. Winters), Global Governance (2011)
 

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Petroleum Blues: The Political Economy of Resources and Conflict in Chad (with Matthew S. Winters), Volume 1: High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding (2011)
 

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Making Market Democracies? The Contingent Loyalties of Post-Privatization Elites in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Serbia (with Carl Lee Sickner), Review of International Political Economy (2008)
 

Slovak Politics

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Slovakia’s Neoliberal Churn: The Political Economy of the Fico Government, 2006-8, Institute of European Studies and International Relations, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University (2009)
 

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Slovakia's Neoliberal Turn (with Sharon Fisher and Tim J. Haughton), Europe-Asia Studies (2007)
 

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Slovakia: Elite Division and Convergence (with Sona Szomolanyi), Elites After State Socialism: Theories and Analysis (2000)
 

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Winners, Losers and the Institutional Effects of Privatization in the Czech and Slovak Republics, RSC 99/11, EUI Working Papers, Robert Schuman Centre, European University Insitute (1999)
 

Social Movements

“There was no October 6th!” Politics and the Struggle for LGBT Rights in Serbia (with Edward Moe), International Studies Association (2013)
 

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Beyond Rational Choice: Ideational Assault and the Use of Delegitimation Frames in Nonviolent Revolutionary Movements (with Edward Moe), Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change (2012)
 

Post-conflict Reconstruction

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Petroleum Blues: The Political Economy of Resources and Conflict in Chad (with Matthew S. Winters), Volume 1: High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding (2011)
 

Technocracy Challenged: Privatization in Kosovo, 2002-2008, Department of Political Science, Colorado College (2008)