Dr. Bae Yooil is a lecturer at Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management. His main research and teaching area are comparative politics and public policy, urban and regional political economy, environmental politics and policy, East Asian Politics and international development cooperation. Previously he worked at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore as a Postdoctoral Fellow (2007-8) and School of Social Sciences at Singapore Management University as an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy (2008-17). He has also served as an overseas advisor to The National Unification Advisory Council and Incheon Development Institute as well as Korean Society for Public Administration and Korean Association of Policy Studies in Republic of Korea. He is the author of books, titled Mega-events and Mega Ambition: South Korea’s Rise and the Strategic Use of the Big Four Events (London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) and The Making of Multilevel Democracy: How Local Institutions and Civil Society Shape the Modern State (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). His articles and book chapters appeared in premier academic journals such as International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Democratization, Cities, Pacific Review, Habitat International, and so forth. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Southern California (2007).
2018. The Making of Multilevel Democracy: Local Linkages and Civil Society in Shaping of the Modern State. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).
2017. Mega-Events and Mega Ambition: South Korea’s Rise and the Strategic Use of the Big Four Events. London: Palgrave Macmillan (with Yu-Min Joo and Eva Kassens-Noor).
2017. “South Korea.” In Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia, Ogawa Akihiro (ed.), pp.33-48, London: Routledge.
2016. “Pathways to Meet Critical Success Factors for Local PPPs: The Cases of Urban Transport Infrastructure in Korean Cities.” Cities 53(April): 35-42 (with Yu-Min Joo).
2016. “Decentralization and Collaborative Disaster Governance: Evidence from South Korea.” Habitat International 52: 50-56 (with Yu-Min Joo and Soh-Yeon Won).
2016. “Ideas, Interests and Practical Authority in Reform Politics: Decentralization in South Korea in 2000s.” Asian Journal of Political Science 24(1): 63-86.
2015. “Reality Revealed: U.S. Military Bases, Environmental Impact, and Civil Society in South Korea.” In Providing Grounds: Military Bases, Weapon Testing, and the Environmental Impact of American Empire, Edwin A. Martini (ed.), Seattle: University of Washington Press (with Hee-Jin Han).
2013. “Decentralized Governance and Environmental Collaboration in South Korea: The Case of Hyundai City.” Pacific Affairs: An International Review of Asia and the Pacific 86(4): 759-783.
2013. “Civil Society and the Local Activism in South Korea’s Local Democratization.” Democratization 20(2): 260-286 (with Sunhyuk Kim).
2012. “Governing Cities without States? Rethinking Urban Political Theories in Asia.” In Urban Theory beyond the ‘West’: A World of Cities. Mark Jayne et al. (eds.), pp.95-110, London: Routledge.
2011. “Making and Unmaking of Transnational Environmental Cooperation: The Case of Reclamation Projects in Japan and Korea.” The Pacific Review 24(2): 201-23 (with Dong-Ae Shin and Yong Lee).
2007. “Globalization, the Developmental State, and the Politics of Urban Growth in Korea: A Multilevel Analysis.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 31(3): 543-560.
Public Affairs in East / Northeast Asia
Korea, Japan, Singapore Affairs