Harry W Blair
Harry Blair is currently Visiting Fellow at the South Asian Studies program at Yale. Previously, he was Senior Research Scholar and served as Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the South Asia Studies program there. During 2004-2013 he served as Associate Chair of the Political Science Department. Earlier he taught at Bucknell, Colgate, Cornell and Rutgers Universities. His research interests presently focus on democratization in developing countries, particularly on civil society, decentralization, and accountability. 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 for International Development (UK), Swedish International Development Authority, United Nations Development Programme, and the World Bank.