Kirsten L. Rodine Hardy

Areas of Study

Comparative/International Political Economy, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Europe

Selected Publications

  • “Globalization Considered – How Democracy and Economic Openness affect Conflict and the Environment”. International Studies Review 13:2 (June). Book review of Democracy and Economic Openness in an Interconnected System: Complex Transformations. By Quan Li and Rafael Reuveny. New York: Cambridge University Press. 2009.


  • Global Markets and Government Regulation in Telecommunications. (forthcoming) 2012. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Multilevel Governance in the Age of Nanotechnology. Kirsten Rodine-Hardy, Christopher Bosso, and Jennifer Nash, editors. Book prospectus submitted and reviewed with publisher in December 2010.
  • “Governing the Information Economy in Europe – EU Regulation from Telecommunications to Electronic Communications – Networks and Governance in Theory and in Practice.” Manuscript submitted to journal, 2011.

Selected Professional Activities

  • Northeastern University, Provost’s Competitive Grant for Research and Scholarship for Tenure-Track Faculty (RSDF). $7,500 in a non-lapsing account received in April 2008.

Professional Affiliations

  • Senior Researcher. Nanotechnology and Society Research Group, (NSRG) Northeastern University. Funded by a National Science Foundation, Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team (NIRT SES #0609078), in cooperation with the Center for High Rate Nanomanufacturing, a National Science Foundation, a National Science and Engineering Center (NSEC). 2009 – present.
  • Faculty Affiliate, Center for Emerging Markets, College of Business Administration, Northeastern University, 2008 – present.
  • Faculty Affiliate. Harvard University’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. 2008- 2012.

Experiential Education

  • Professor Rodine Hardy’s classes all involve some kind of experiential education, including Model UN simulations and country policy presentations.

Recent Courses Taught


  • POLS 1155- Comparative Politics
  • POLS 1160- International Relations
  • POLS 3405- International Political Economy


  • POLS 7356- Comparative Political Economy
  • POLS 7357- International Political Economy