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Uk Heo

Distinguished Professor
 Bolton Hall 632

Degrees

PhD, Texas A&M University
MA, University of Wyoming
BA, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Courses Taught

  • PolSci 175 – Intro. to International Relations
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  • PolSci 244 – Asian International Relations
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  • PolSci 338 – Seminar in International Relations: Globalization and War
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  • PolSci 343 – Asian International Relations
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  • PolSci 370 – International Conflict
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  • PolSci 500 – Capstone Course in Political Science
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  • PolSci 960 – International Conflict
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Teaching and Research Interests

International Relations, Comparative Politics, Asian Politics

Selected Publications

Hahm, Sung Deuk, Heo, Uk, and Wang, T. Y. “The First Female President in South Korea: Park Geun-hye’s Leadership and South Korean Democracy.” Journal of Asian and African Studies, Sage. Ed. Nigel Gibson and TY Wang.
Kim, Hayam, and Heo, Uk. “International Organizations and Democracy Development: The Indirect Link.” Social Science Quarterly.
Ye, Min, Heo, Uk, Li, Kwan, , and Wang, TY. “Economic Development and South Korea’s UN PKO Participation.” Journal of Asian and African Studies, Sage. Ed. Nigel Gibson and TY Wang.
Heo, Uk, Ye, Min, and Shields, Patricia. “US Military Deployment and Host Nation Economic Growth.” Armed Forces and Society.
Heo, Uk, and Roehrig, Terence. The Evolution of the South Korea-U.S. Alliance. Cambridge University Press, .
Heo, Uk, Yun, Seongyi, and Dittmer, Lowell. “South Korea in 2017: Presidential Impeachment and Security Volatility.” Asian Survey, University of California Press 58.1 Ed. Lowell Dittmer. (2018).
Kim, Hayam, Heo, Uk, and Freeman, Carla. “Comparative Analysis of Economic Development in South Korea and Taiwan: Lessons for Other Developing Countries.” Asian Perspective 41.1 (2017): 17-41.
Heo, Uk, Ye, Min, and Schneider, Gerald. “The Relationship between Defense Spending and Economic Growth around the Globe: The Direct and Indirect Link.” International Interactions 42.5 (2016): 774-796.
Heo, Uk, and Sung Deuk H. “Democracy, Institutional Maturity, and Economic Development.” Social Science Quarterly 96.4 (2015): 1041-1058.
Heo, Uk, and Hahm, Sung Deuk. “Political Culture and Democratic Consolidation in South Korea.” Asian Survey, University of California Press 54.5 (2014): 918-940.
Heo, Uk, Yun, Seongyi, and Shields, Patricia. “Another View on the Relationship between Democratization and Intra-Military Division in South Korea.” Armed Forces and Society, Sage 40.2 Ed. Patricia Shields. (2014): 382-391.
Heo, Uk, and Roehrig, Terence. South Korea’s Rise: Economic Development, Power, and Foreign Relations. Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Heo, Uk, and Lee, Choongmook. “What Delays Democratic Consolidation in South Korea?.” Korea Observer, Institute of Korean Studies 44.4 (2013): 569-591.
Bohte, John, and Heo, Uk. “The political economy of U.S. economic performance: is the president responsible?.” Korean Social Science Journal 40.1 (2013): 39-51.
Heo, Uk, Bohte, John, and Huth, Paul. “Who Pays for National Defense: Financing Defense Programs in the United States.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 56.3 Ed. Paul Huth. (2012): 406-431.
Heo, Uk, Hahm, Sung Deuk, Kim, Dohee, and Lee, Choongmook. “The Impact of Democratization on Economic Growth in Asia: An Interrupted Time-Series Analysis.” Korea Observer, Institute of Korean Studies 43.1 Ed. Choongmook Lee. (2012): 21-45.
Heo, Uk. “The Relationship between Defense Spending and Economic Growth in the United States.” Political Research Quarterly 63.4 (2010): 760-770.
Heo, Uk, and Roehrig, Terence. South Korea since 1980: Democratization, Economic Struggle, and Nuclear Crisis. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Heo, Uk, and Tan, Alexander C. “Democracy and Economic Growth in Developing Countries: A Causal Analysis.” Comparative Politics 33.4 (2001): 463-473.
Heo, Uk. “Modeling the Defense-Growth Relationship around the Globe.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 42.5 (1998): 637-657.