Dr. Ross E. Burkhart joined the Department of Political Science at Boise State University in 1998. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. Dr. Burkhart exemplifies a strong commitment to undergraduate education, recognized by his students and colleagues through numerous teaching and service awards. In addition to teaching, Dr. Burkhart’s research has been published in numerous journals and books, and he is a frequent presenter in the United States and Canada. Dr. Burkhart’s research interests include analyzing cross-national democratization patterns and US-Canada environmental relations.
Canada–US Border Communities: What the People Have to Say (with Leslie R. Alm), American Review of Canadian Studies (2013)
This paper investigates the Canada-U.S. borderlands relationship along the two geographic corridors as bounded by...
Paying for Long-Term Care in the Gem State: A Survey of the Federal and State Laws Influencing How Long-Term Care Services for Idaho’s Growing Aged and Disabled Populations Are - and Will Be - Funded (with Andrew M. Hyer, Elizabeth L. Hannah, and Sarah Toevs), Idaho Law Review (2012)
It is well recognized that as baby-boomers age and people live longer with chronic conditions,...
Democracy, Capitalism, and Income Inequality: Seeking Causal Directions, Comparative Sociology (2007)
Recent research shows that lower levels of income inequality cause higher levels of democracy, and...
Left Out: Trust and Social Capital Among Migrant Seasonal Farmworkers (with Maria L. Chávez and Brian Wampler), Social Science Quarterly (2006)
Objectives. We analyze the levels of trust and social capital among an understudied group: migrant...
Is Spotlighting Enough? Environmental NGOs and the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (with Leslie R. Alm), Canadian-American Public Policy (2006)
The initial questions of our survey questionnaire focused on whether ENGOs were familiar with the...
Turmoil in American Public Policy : Science, Democracy, and the Environment (with Leslie R. Alm and Marc V. Simon) (2010)
Contributions to Books
Canadian Environmental Policy (with Les Alm), Canadian Studies in the New Millennium (forthcoming) (2012)
Political Institutions in the United States, Politics in North America: Redefining Continental Relations (2008)
NAFTA is more than a decade old, and will quite possibly expand beyond its three-country...
'Curvilinearity', 'Modeling', 'Skewed', and 'Threshold Effect', The Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods (2004)
Globalization, Regimes, and Development, Coping with Globalization: Cross-National Patterns in Domestic Governance and Policy Performance (2002)
Does globalization lead to a higher quality of life? Or, does it lead to more...
Canada/U.S. Borderlands: Thunder Bay, Duluth, and Sault Ste. Marie (with Les Alm), Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (2011)
Canadian Environmental Policy: Past and Future (with Les Alm), Western Social Science Association Annual Meeting (2011)
Borders and Borderlands: Canada and the United States (with Leslie R. Alm), Western Social Science Association Meeting (2010)