Dr. Andrew Boutton (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University) is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, specializing in international relations and comparative politics. Within these areas, he focuses on how the political incentives of leaders in smaller states affect the ability of larger states to influence them, as well as the impact of cooperation with an outside power on the domestic political landscape of the client states. His recent research, which has appeared in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, and Conflict Management and Peace Science, evaluates the use and effectiveness of foreign security assistance as a method to gain counterterrorism cooperation from recipient states. Before coming to UCF, he was a fellow at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas.
“When the media kept repeating the line about terrorists ‘hating us for our freedom’ during the run-up to the [Iraq War 2003], I remember thinking ‘Is that really true?’” This was the pivotal questi... Read more
Before becoming a part of the Knights family, Dr. Andrew Boutton earned his B.A. in International Studies from Texas A&M University (2007), his M.A. in Political Science (2010) and Ph.D. in Political Scien... Read more
The College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida welcomes 50 new faculty members this fall. In conjunction with the new faculty hiring campaign, approximatley 200 new faculty will begin at the... Read more