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Jupille, Joe



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research overview

  • Dr. Jupille is interested in understanding when and how humanly-devised rules can govern political behavior. He teaches and writes in the areas of Comparative Politics and International Relations, with primary expertise in the politics and institutions of the European Union (EU). In brief, he engages the question of rule governance in the EU, across the world and internationally on a wide range of institutional and political economy topics.


  • institutions, political economy, European Union, international organizations, trade


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courses taught

  • EDUC 5021 - College Athletic Affairs
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2022
    Examines the relationship between student-athletes and the institution and explores how intercollegiate athletics fits into the academic enterprise of higher education. Key questions include: 1) what purpose does athletics serve and 2) for whose benefit? With these questions in mind, we examine the range of issues at the intersection of athletic administration, student development theory, and educational leadership and policy.
  • PSCI 2012 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2024
    Most countries confront a variety of common political problems, including how to gain popular support, what kinds of political institutions are most appropriate, and how to distribute burdens and benefits to different segments of the population. Concentrates on learning how to compare different political systems and provides illustrative examples from several countries in both the industrialized and nonindustrialized world.
  • PSCI 4028 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2021
    Offers subjects not covered by existing courses. Offered when the department approves a special topic. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours for different topics.
  • PSCI 4213 - Europe and the International System
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Covers the past, present and future of Europe's global role. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 2223.
  • PSCI 4302 - European Union Politics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021
    Explores the development, functioning, focus and future of the European Union. Examines history, institutions, policies and politics as well as governance theories that have been developed to explain origins and evolution of the EU. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 2012.
  • PSCI 7012 - Seminar: Comparative Political Systems
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    Discusses current literature on comparative politics including theoretical and methodological issues. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours for different topics.
  • PSCI 7108 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Various topics not normally offered in the curriculum. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • PSCI 7172 - Comparative Political Institutions
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Institutional theory has burgeoned across the social sciences in the last three decades. This course aims to raise awareness and understanding of institutional theory in comparative politics, as compared to alternative approaches such as political economy, political behavior, etc., and to help students develop skills to communicate this awareness and understanding to other professional political scientists.


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