• Scott T. Moore •

Scott T. Moore

The Basics

Name: Scott T. Moore
Department:  Political Science
Education: PhD.
Role: Faculty
Position:  Associate Professor
Concentration:  Public Policy, Public Organizations, Colorado Government and Politics

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 491-6145
Office: Clark C-342
Email: scott.moore@colostate.edu


Dr. Moore received his B.A. in International Relations from Knox College and earned an M.A. and PhD. in Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is currently engaged in several research projects.

One of Dr. Moore’s enduring projects of research over 20 years is the study of public organizations, wherein the tensions and conflicts within (and among) public agencies constitute substantive policy arenas in their own right.  This interest is reflected in several publications on “street-level bureaucracy,”  a recent series of papers reviewing the state of the ‘street level bureaucracy’ literature, and several papers on internal agency politics which broaden the foci of organizational policy processes.

Another  current research project includes the politics of property taxation in Colorado. This project emphasizes the historical institutional development of the Colorado property tax (and tax protests) from the post WWII assessment reforms through the wholesale legislative reforms of the late 1960’s, the “Gallagher Amendment” in 1982 and the taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR).  “Explaining TABOR” in a period after successful property tax reform which made residential property assessments more fair is one of the puzzles of Colorado politics he is hoping to solve.   Explaining TABOR’s persistence after twenty years of experience and the attendant shrinkage of public services is another on-going effort.

Based on his interests in state and local fiscal development, Dr. Moore has been a regular participant in the Western States Budget Roundtable, which annual reports are published by the University of Utah Center for Public Policy and Administration. [available - www.cppa.utah.edu/westernstatesbudgets/]


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