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JOURNAL ARTICLES

Yunji Kim and Mildred E. Warner. (forthcoming). “Shrinking Local Autonomy: Corporate Coalitions and the Subnational State.” Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society.

Yunji Kim. (forthcoming). “Limits of Fiscal Federalism: How Narratives of Local Government Inefficiency Facilitate Scalar Dumping in New York State.” Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space. doi: 10.1177/0308518X18796511

Christine Wen, Yuanshuo Xu, Yunji Kim, and Mildred E. Warner. (forthcoming). “Starving Counties, Squeezing Cities: Tax and Expenditure Limits in the US.” Journal of Economic Policy Reform. doi: 10.1080/17487870.2018.1509711

Yunji Kim. (2018). “Can Alternative Service Delivery Save Cities after the Great Recession? Barriers to Privatisation and Cooperation.” Local Government Studies 44 (1): 44-63. doi: 10.1080/03003930.2017.1395740

Yunji Kim and Mildred E. Warner. (2018). “Geographies of Local Government Stress after the Great Recession.” Social Policy & Administration 52(1): 365-386. doi: 10.1111/spol.12307

Yunji Kim. (2017). Limits of Property Taxes and Charges: City Revenue Structures After the Great Recession.” Urban Affairs Review. doi: 10.1177/1078087417697199

Yunji Kim and Mildred E. Warner. (2016). “Pragmatic Municipalism: Local Government Service Delivery After the Great Recession.” Public Administration: An International Quarterly 94 (3): 789-805. doi: 10.1111/padm.12267

Robert Cummins and Yunji Kim. (2015). "The use and abuse of ‘community’ and ‘neighbourhood’ within disability research: An exposé, clarification, and recommendation." International Journal of Developmental Disabilities 61 (2): 68-75.

Yunji Kim, Youngwha Kee and Seung Jong Lee. (2015). "An Analysis of the Relative Importance of Components in Measuring Community Wellbeing: Perspectives of Citizens, Public Officials, and Experts." Social Indicators Research 121(2): 345-369.

Youngwha Kee, Yunji Kim and Yoonjin Lee. (2014). "Sing, Dance, and Be Merry: a Strategy for Successful Urban Development?" Asian Social Science 10(9).

Yunji Kim and Seung Jong Lee. (2013). "The Development and Application of a Community Wellbeing Index in Korean Metropolitan Cities." Social Indicators Research 119(2): 533-558.

Youngwha Kee, Yunji Kim and Namsuk Kim. (2013). "Developing Community Wellbeing Indicators for Korea: Learning from International Cases." Journal of Regional Studies and Development 22(1). (Korean)

Seung Jong Lee, Youngwha Kee, Yunji Kim and Namsuk Kim. (2013). "Comparing Community Wellbeing Index Evaluations of Experts and Public Officials: Using the Analytical Hierarchy Process Method." Korean Public Administration Review 47(1): 295-320. (Korean) 


BOOK CHAPTERS

Seung Jong Lee and Yunji Kim. (2017). “Achieving Community Well-being through Community Participatory Governance: The Case of Saemaul Undong.” In R. Phillips and C. Wong (Eds.), The Handbook of Community Well-Being Research. ISQOLS/Springer Handbook Series.

Yunji Kim and Kai Ludwigs. (2017). “Measuring Community Well-Being and Individual Well-Being for Public Policy: The Case of the Community Well-Being Atlas.” In R. Phillips and C. Wong (Eds.), The Handbook of Community Well-Being Research. ISQOLS/Springer Handbook Series.

Seung Jong Lee and Yunji Kim. (2016). "Ch. 2 structure of Well-Being: An Exploratory Study of the Distinction Between Individual Well-Being and Community Well-Being and the Importance of Intersubjective Community Well-Being." In Y. Kee, S. Lee, and R. Phillips (Eds.), Social Factors and Community Well-Being. Springer Briefs Series in Well-being and Quality of Life Research.

Youngwha Kee and Yunji Kim. (2015). "Ch. 31 Republic of Korea." In B. Findsen and M. Formosa (Eds.), International Perspectives on Older Adult Education. Springer Lifelong Learning Book Series.

Seung Jong Lee, Yunji Kim, and Rhonda Phillips. (2015). "Ch. 1 Exploring the Intersection of Community Well-Being and Community Development." In S. Lee, Y. Kim, and R. Phillips (Eds.), Community Well-being and Community Development: Conceptions and Applications. Springer Briefs Series in Well-being and Quality of Life Research.

Seung Jong Lee and Yunji Kim. (2015). "Ch. 2 Searching For the Meaning of Community Well-being." In S. Lee, Y. Kim, and R. Phillips (Eds.), Community Well-being and Community Development: Conceptions and Applications. Springer Briefs Series in Well-being and Quality of Life Research.

Youngwha Kee, Yunji Kim, and Rhonda Phillips. (2015). "Ch. 1 Modeling Community Well-Being: A Multi-Dimensional Approach." In Y. Kee, Y. Kim, and R. Phillips (Eds.), Learning and Community Approaches for Promoting Well-being. Springer Briefs Series in Well-being and Quality of Life Research. 


edited BOOKS

Seung Jong Lee, Yunji Kim, and Rhonda Phillips (eds.). (2015). Community Well-being and Community Development: Conceptions and Applications. Springer Briefs Series in Well-being and Quality of Life Research.

Youngwha Kee, Yunji Kim, and Rhonda Phillips (eds.). (2015). Learning and Community Approaches for Promoting Well-being. Springer Briefs Series in Well-being and Quality of Life Research. Springer Briefs Series in Well-being and Quality of Life Research.


BOOK REVIEWS

Yunji Kim. 2015. Book review of Reviving Critical Planning Theory: Dealing with Pressure, Neo-liberalism, and Responsibility in Communicative Planning by Tore Sager in Journal of Planning Education and Research 35 (1): 105-106.


WORKS IN PROGRESS

Austin Aldag, Yunji Kim, and Mildred E. Warner. “Austerity or Strategic Management? Causes and Responses to Local Government Fiscal Stress.” (Under review)

Austin Aldag, Mildred E. Warner, and Yunji Kim. “Who Overrides State-Imposed Levy Limits? A Tale of Two New Yorks.” (Under review)

Yunji Kim. “Pragmatic Municipalism: A Theoretical Framework for Local Government Responses to Fiscal Stress.” (Manuscript in preparation)


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Austin Aldag, Mildred Warner, Yunji Kim. “Who Overrides State-Imposed Levy Limits? A Tale of Two New York’s.” Delivered at the 60th Annual Conference of The Western Social Science Association (WSSA), San Antonio, Texas on April 6, 2018.

Christine Wen, Yuanshuo Xu, Yunji Kim, Mildred Warner. “Starving Counties, Squeezing Cities: Tax and Expenditure Limits in the US.” Delivered at the 60th Annual Conference of The Western Social Science Association (WSSA), San Antonio, Texas on April 6, 2018.

Yunji Kim, Austin Aldag, Mildred Warner. "Local Government Responses to State Austerity policy in New York State." Delivered at the 57th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), Denver, Colorado on Oct. 14, 2017.

Yunji Kim, Austin Aldag, Mildred Warner. "Cuts or Revenue Enhancements? Local Government Responses to Fiscal Stress in New York State." Delivered at the 29th Annual Conference of the Association for Budgeting & Financial Management (ABFM), Washington DC on Sept. 30, 2017.

Yunji Kim. “State Policy and Local Fiscal Stress: A Framework of How State Governments Shape Local Government Abilities to Address Fiscal Challenges.” Delivered at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society (RSS), Columbus, Ohio on Jul. 29, 2017.

Yunji Kim. “State Austerity and Pragmatic Municipalism in Upstate New York.” Delivered at the 56th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), Portland, Oregon on Nov. 3, 2016.

Seung Jong Lee and Yunji Kim. “Economy Doesn’t Buy Community Wellbeing: A Study of Factors Shaping Community Wellbeing in South Korea.” Delivered at the 14th International Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS), Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea on Aug. 27, 2016.

Yunji Kim. “City Stress and Revenues After the Great Recession.” Delivered at the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) 46th Annual Conference, San Diego, California on Mar. 19, 2016.

Yunji Kim. "Indicators of Fiscal Stress in US Cities: Property Tax or Charges Dependence?" Delivered at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 55th Annual Conference, Houston, Texas on Oct. 24, 2015.

Yunji Kim and Mildred E. Warner. "Geographies of City Stress, State Policy, and Local Restructuring After the Great Recession." Delivered at the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) 45th Annual Conference, Miami, Florida on Apr. 9, 2015.

Yunji Kim. "Stress and City Services After the Great Recession." Delivered at the 7th Annual Kreuckeberg Doctoral Conference in Urban Studies, Urban Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, NJ on Mar. 12, 2015.

Yunji Kim and Seung Jong Lee. "Achieving Development and Community Wellbeing: The Community Participatory Governance Model of Saemaul Undong." Delivered at the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) 2015 Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois on Mar. 9, 2015.

Yunji Kim and Mildred Warner. "City Response to Crisis: An Urban Service Perspective." Delivered at the Cornell Population Center-Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CPC-CAPS) Encore Conference, Cornell University, New York on Nov. 14, 2014.

Yunji Kim and Mildred Warner. "City Service Delivery Under Austerity." Delivered at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 54th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Nov. 1, 2014.

Seung Jong Lee and Yunji Kim. "Embedding Community Wellbeing in Public Policy: An exploratory study of relationships between various types of wellbeing." Delivered at the 12th International Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS), Free University, Berlin, Germany on September 15,  2014.

Seung Jong Lee and Yunji Kim. "Community Wellbeing and Individual Wellbeing: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis." Delivered at The 3rd International Forum on Community Wellbeing, Hoam Faculty House, Seoul National University, Korea on June 23, 2014.

Yunji Kim and Mildred Warner. "City Response to Crisis? An Urban Service Perspective." Delivered at the Urban Affairs Association 44th Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas on Mar. 22, 2014.

Seung Jong Lee and Yunji Kim. "Does Income Inequality Affect Life Satisfaction? The Case of South Korea." Delivered at the International Academic Conference on Civil Society, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan on Jan. 29, 2013.

Seung Jong Lee and Yunji Kim. "The Effect of Income Inequality on Community Wellbeing: the Case of 16 Metropolitan Cities in South Korea." Delivered at the 11th International Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS), Ca'Foscari University, Venice, Italy on Nov. 1-4, 2012.

Seung Jong Lee and Yunji Kim. "Community Wellbeing: Concept and Measurement." Delivered at International Forum on Community Wellbeing, Hoam Faculty House, Seoul National University, Korea, June 25-26, 2012.

Yunji Kim and Seung Jong Lee. “Korean Community Wellbeing Index Development and Application” (Korean). The Korean Association for Public Administration Summer Annual Conference, Mokwon University, Daejeon, Korea, June 25, 2011.

Yunji Kim, Seung Jong Lee, and Youngwha Kee. “What do Citizens Want? Development and Application of a Community Well-being Index for Korea.” Delivered at International Conference on the Action Strategy of Lifelong Learning Agenda, Taiwan National Normal University, Taiwan, June 3, 2011.

Yunji Kim. “Korean Community Wellbeing Index Development and Application” (Korean). Delivered at Seoul Association for Public Administration Spring Annual Conference, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, May 13, 2011.

Jikyoung Yun and Yunji Kim. “A Study of Citizenship of Saemaul Leaders: Focusing on Gumi City and Gwanakgu.” Delivered at International Symposium of Designing Governance for Civil Society, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, March 6, 2010.