Andrew Price-Smith

Andrew Price-Smith

Andrew Price-Smith

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Dr. Andrew Price-Smith (born Toronto, Canada, 1968) is a Professor of Political Science, and academic writer, best known his for work on 'health security' and 'environmental security.' An expert on the effects of Pandemic Influenza, and government efforts to contain it, his consilient works analyze the complex linkages between environmental change, infectious disease, history, economics and security. He has held prior appointments at Columbia University, and the University of South Florida. In 2005, he moved to Colorado College to join the faculty of Political Science there. Price-Smith was also the first to empirically model an index for State Capacity variables. Although Price-Smith's findings are often espoused by the Human Security community, his work suggests that he is a National Security (IR) theoretician who invokes elements of republican theory (see Daniel Deudney), coupled with facets of political psychology (perception, cognition, and affect)see Robert Jervis.


Price-Smith's influences include William McNeill, Alfred Crosby, E.O. Wilson, Robert Jervis, Daniel Deudney, Stephen Jay Gould, and Sir Francis Bacon.

Academic background

Price-Smith earned a BA (Honours) in Political Science from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario in 1992. His Master's in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario in 1994 focused upon Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm...
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