Shale Horowitz

 Bolton Hall 636


PhD, University of California, Los Angeles (Political Science)
MA, University of California, Los Angeles (Economics)
BA, University of California, Berkeley

Courses Taught

  • Global 101 – People and Politics
  • PolSci 314 – Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy
  • PolSci 330 – The Politics of International Economic Relations
  • PolSci 337 – International Organization and the United Nations
  • PolSci 371 – Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
  • PolSci 500 – Capstone Course in Political Science
  • PolSci 702 – Advanced Techniques of Political Science Research
  • PolSci 818 – International Political Economy
  • PolSci 962 – Ethnic Conflict

United Nations Summer Seminar

Political science majors can also participate in the United Nations Summer Seminar. This is a yearly five-week program in New York City held each June. See the UN Program Brochure below. For the 2024 Program, see the information flier and the contact information inside.

Research Interests

Prof. Horowitz’s research focuses on international and ethnic conflict, with an emphasis on East and South Asia and on the post-communist world; on the politics of international trade and finance; and on the politics of market transition and institutional change in the post-communist countries and East Asia. He has taught for a year at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and has done research in many countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, in India, and in China, Taiwan, and Korea.

Selected Publications

Horowitz, Shale A., and Ye, Min. “Leadership Preferences in Ethnic Bargaining: Theory and Illustrations.” Indian Growth and Development Review 13.2 (2020): 353-89.
Horowitz, Shale A., and Kim, Sunwoong. “Hawk-Talk in Island Disputes: A Theoretical Analysis with an Application to Japan and South Korea.” Chinese Journal of International Politics 10.4 (2017): 403-28.
Horowitz, Shale A., and Redd, Steven B. “Leadership Preferences in Ethno-Territorial Disputes: An Experimental Approach.” Foreign Policy Analysis 13.4 (2017): 950-967.
Horowitz, Shale A., and Tyburski, Michael. “When Are Similar Regimes More Likely to Form Alliances? Institutions and Ideologies in the Post-Communist World.” Post-Soviet Affairs 32.2 (2016): 176-200.
Milanovic, Branko, Hoff, Karla, and Horowitz, Shale A. “Turnover of Government as a Restraint on Investing in Influence: Evidence from Transition Countries.” Economics and Politics 22.3 (2010): 329-361.
Horowitz, Shale A., Milanovic, Branko, and Hoff, Karla. “Government Turnover: Concepts, Measures, and Applications.” European Journal of Political Research 48.1 (2009): 107-129.
Horowitz, Shale A., and Brown, Eric C. “Party Systems and Economic Policy Change in Postcommunist Democracies.” Comparative Politics 41.1 (2008): 21-40.
Horowitz, Shale A. “Democracy for Peace, or Peace for Democracy? The Post-Communist Experience.” Journal of Peace Research 43.1 (2006): 91-97.
Horowitz, Shale A. “The Balance of Power: Formal Perfection and Practical Flaws.” Journal of Peace Research 38.6 (2001): 705-722.