Harry Blair

Harry Blair is currently Senior Research Scholar at Yale and serves as Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the South Asia Studies program here.   During 2001-2013 he served as Associate Chair of the Political Science Department. Previously he taught at Bucknell, Colgate, Cornell and Rutgers Universities. His research interests presently focus on democratization in developing countries, particularly on civil society and decentralization. His articles have appeared in American Political Science Review, Comparative Politics, Economic and Political Weekly, Journal of Development Studies, and World Development among others.  On the applied side, he has had several extended stints at the United States Agency for International Development and has consulted for the Department of International Development (UK), Swedish International Development Authority, United Nations Development Programme, and the World Bank.   His email address is <harry.blair@yale.edu>.