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Hyeyoon Park is a Ph.D. candidate in the Political Science department at Colorado State University. Her current research focuses on the role of China as an emerging power in the development of global environmental norms. She is particularly looking at transparency norm development in various global extractives governance initiatives, such as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). Also, her theoretical interest in ‘norm contestation,’ examines global power competition in transnational environmental governance. Prior to coming to CSU, she received MA degree in the Political Science department at the Free University of Berlin and worked in Korea Environment Institute (KEI) as a policy researcher.

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