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Shanthi Karuppusamy

Assistant Professor

Office:
IA 213
(815) 753-6144

 

Overview of Scholarly Activity

Shanthi Karuppusamy is Assistant Professor in the division of public administration and department of political science at NIU. Karuppusamy received her Ph.D. degree in political science from Wayne State University in 2012. She has an M.A. in public administration and an M.A. in English literature from the University of Madras, Tamil Nadu, India and B.A. in English literature from The Ethiraj College for Women, Tamil Nadu, India. Karuppusamy’s teaching and research interests are in local government structure and administration, public administration, public policy, and regional governance. She has taught American government, public administration, public policy, and urban politics and policy as GTA and adjunct faculty at Wayne State University. She has ongoing research programs focused on regional governance, epistemic communities and municipal finance reform. Her research has been published in the American Review of Public Administration, Urban Affairs Review and Urban Studies. 

Selected Publications

Karuppusamy, Shanthi and Jered B. Carr. 2012. “Interjurisdictional Competition and Local Public Finance: Assessing the Modifying Effects of Institutional Incentives and Fiscal Constraints.” Urban Studies 49(7): 1549-69. 

Carr, Jered B. and Shanthi Karuppusamy. 2010. “Reassessing the Link Between City Structure and Fiscal Policy: Is the Problem Poor Measures of Governmental Structure?" American Review of Public Administration 40(2): 209-28. 

Carr, Jered B. and Shanthi Karuppusamy. 2009. “Beyond Ideal Types of Municipal Structure: Adapted Cities in Michigan.” American Review of Public Administration 39(3): 304-21.

Carr, Jered B. and Shanthi Karuppusamy. 2008. “The Adapted Cities Framework: On Enhancing its Use in Empirical Research.” Urban Affairs Review 43(6): 875-86.Shan