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Yoonbin Ha AA School of International Service

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Ha’s research interests lie at the development/democracy nexus. He is specifically interested in the roles and power of bureaucracy in development, foreign aid, and decentralization. His current research focuses on the power of state elites in social reproduction in South Korea. He has experience as a development practitioner for Korean government, especially in Africa for several years. Ha holds MA and BA degrees in International Relations and a BA in Economics from Seoul National University.
Peer Reviewed Articles:
LeVan, Carl, Matthew Page, and Yoonbin Ha. 2018. “From Terrorism to Talakawa: Explaining Party Turnover in Nigeria’s 2015 Election.” Review of African Political Economy 45 (157): 432-450. https://doi.org/10.1080/03056244.2018.1456415
Presentations:
“Accountabilities in Post-2015 Global Development Governance: Are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a Break from the Past?” 3rd Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference at Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Middlebury College, Vermont (Mar 12-14, 2015)
“The Effect of Decentralization on Public Service Provision in Nigeria.” African Studies Association 58th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California (Nov 19-22, 2015)
“Counting on Contestation: Explaining Opposition Risk and Performance in Nigeria's 2015 Elections.” African Studies Association 58th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California (Nov 19-22, 2015)
“Does Democracy Aid Promote Democracy?” International Studies Association 57th Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia (Mar 16-19, 2016)
“The Effect of Decentralization on Public Service Provision in Nigeria.” International Studies Association 57th Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia (Mar 16-19, 2016)
“Does Democracy Aid Promote Democracy?” The 4th Pacific International Politics Conference, Taipei, Taiwan (Jul 4-5, 2019)
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