Ryu, Sooh-Rhee


Sooh-Rhee Ryu

Assistant Professor

Start Year: 2012

Political Science
Office: 355d Kleinpell Fine Arts
Phone: 715-425-3318



  • Ph.D. Political Science, University at Buffalo, SUNY
  • M.A. International Relations,Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
  • B.A. Political Science and Diplomacy, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea

Research Interests:

Comparative Politics:
Theories of Comparative Politics
Politics of Developing Countries
Latin American Politics
East Asian Politics
Post Communist Europe

International Relations:
Theories of International Relations
Domestic Institutions and Foreign Policy
International Law and Organizations

Professional Activities:

Midwest Political Science Association (since 2006)


Journal Articles:

"Repudiating or Rewarding Neoliberalism? How Broken Campaign Promises Condition Economic Voting in Latin America" with Gregg B. Johnson. Latin American Politics and Society, Vol. 52, No. 4 (Winter 2010).

"Policy Responsiveness in Post-Communist Democracies: A Study of Promise-to-Policy Congruence,"with Dinissa Duvanova. Journal of Self-Governance and Management Economics. Vol. 2(3), 2014. pp.7-27.

Book Review:
"Protesting in America: Democracy and the U.S.-Korea Alliance." by Katharine H.S. Moon. University of California Press, 2012. The Journal of Asian Studies, Volume 72, Issue 4, November 2013, pp. 1012-1013.

"Reassessing the Park Chung Hee Era, 1961-1979: Development, Political Thought, Democracy and Cultural Influence." By Hyung-A Kim and Clark W. Sorensen (eds.). Center for Korea Studies, University of Washington, 2011. Asian Studies Review, Volume 37, No. 4, January 2013, pp. 596-597.