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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

Heo, Uk, and Roehrig, Terence. The Evolution of the South Korea-United States Alliance. Cambridge University Press, .
Heo, Uk, and Ye, Min. “US Military Deployment and Host Nation Economic Growth.” Armed Forces and Society.
Ye, Min, Heo, Uk, Li, Kwan, and . “Economic Development and South Korea’s UN PKO Participation.” Journal of Asian and African Studies, Sage.
Hahm, Sung Deuk, and Heo, Uk. “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.
Heo, Uk, and Yun, Seongyi. “South Korea in 2017: Presidential Impeachment and Security Volatility.” Asian Survey, University of California Press 58.1 Ed. Lowell Dittmer. (2018): 65-72.
Kim, Hayam, and Heo, Uk. “International Organizations and Democracy Development: The Indirect Link.” Social Science Quarterly 99.1 (2018): 423-438.
Heo, Uk, and Roehrig, Terence. “Development Power Theory: The South Korean Case.” Pacific Focus, wiley 33.1 (2018): 111-140.
Heo, Uk, and Ye, Min. “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, and Roehrig, Terence. South Korea’s Rise: Economic Development, Power, and Foreign Relations. Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Heo, Uk, and Yun, Seongyi. “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. “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, and Bohte, John. “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, and Kim, Dohee. “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.