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Professor

Kim, Sunil

Contact Information

• Office: Room 320, International Studies Building
• Phone: 031-201-2388
• E-mail: sunilkim@khu.ac.kr

Areas of Expertise

Research Interests
• Comparative Politics—East Asia, Civil Society and Democracy, Welfare Politics and Public Policy


Courses Taught
• Comparative Area Studies, State and Society in East Asia, Japanese Politics and Economy


Education

• Ph.D. in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2011
• M.A. in International Relations, Seoul National University, 1998
• B.A. in International Relations, Seoul National University, 1996

Professional Experience

• Current: Assistant Professor, College of International Studies, Kyung Hee University
• 2013: Visiting Lecturer, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
• 2012-2013: Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
• 2013: Graduate Student Instructor, Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley
• 2012: Postdoctoral Scholar, Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
• 2011: Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley
• 2007-2011: Research Assistant, Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
• 2008-2009: Visiting Researcher, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo
• 2007: Program Coordinator, Asia Research Program, UC Berkeley
• 2004-2005: Symposium Coordinator, The 4th Annual Graduate Symposium on Korean Studies, UC Berkeley
• 2003-2006: Research Assistant, Center for Korean Studies, UC Berkeley
• 2002-2003: Research Assistant, Center for International Studies, Seoul National University
• 1996-1998: Teaching Assistant, Department of International Relations, Seoul National University

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles
¡°Making Policy with Bureaucrats and Experts: The Dilemma of Citizen Members in the Participatory Pension Reforms in Japan,¡± Japanese Journal of Political Science 17: 2 (June 2016)
¡°Public Ordering of Private Coercion: Urban Redevelopment and Democratization in South Korea¡± (with Jonson N. Porteux), Journal of East Asian Studies 16: 3 (November 2016)
Book editing
The Changing Roles of the Korean State in the Post Developmental Era (edited with Hong Yung Lee), Berlin: Logos Verlag (2016)

Academic Presentations
¡°Pursuing Political Engagement with Economic Isolation: The Rise of ¡°America First¡± Policy and the East Asian Dilemma under the Trump Presidency¡±
• Paper to be presented at the international conference ¡°Trump¡¯s Administration and International Relations in Northeast Asia,¡± hosted by the College of International Relations, Nihon University, Mishima, Japan, December 2, 2017
¡°Violent Entrepreneurs turned Nationalist Instrument: The Evolution of Non-state Coercion in South Korea¡±
• Paper presented at the Asian Studies Conference Japan, International Catholic University, Tokyo, Japan, July 3, 2016
¡°More to the Needy or Less to All? Political Origins of Elderly Poverty in Korea¡±
• Paper presented at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, April 2, 2016
¡°Responses to the Aging of Society in East Asian Countries¡±
• Paper presented at the symposium ¡°Encuentro Asia-Pacífico,¡± hosted by Departamento de Estudios del Pacífico, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, September 22, 2015
¡°Private Schools, Churches and the Developmental State: Origins and Consequences of Social Service Contracting-out in South Korea¡±
• Paper presented at the World Congress for Korean Politics and Society, hosted by the Korean Political Science Association, Gyeongju, Korea, August 25, 2015
¡°Reclaiming Politics in Welfare Debates in Korea: Beyond Eurocentric Typology and Teleological Discourse
• Paper presented at the Special Symposium on Research Methods in Political Science, organized by Korean Political Science Association, Hanyang University, Seoul, February 27, 2015
¡°Paradox of Participatory Governance: Civil Society and Pension Reform in Japan and South Korea¡±
• Paper presented at the research workshop with Nihon University, Kyung Hee University, Suwon, Korea, October 12, 2013
¡°2012 South Korea Presidential Election¡±
• Discussion paper presented at the special panel discussion, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, January 14, 2013
¡°Instrumental Welfarism and the Politicization of Welfare Governance in Korea¡±
• Paper presented at the AKS-CKS Workshops, Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, December 20, 2011 and Hoam Faculty House, Seoul, July 24, 2012
Re-embedding: Instrumental Scanning for the Restructuring of Business-Labor Relations in Japan and Korea¡± (with Yong-Chool Ha and Wang Hwi Lee)
• Paper presented at the Annual Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Macalester College, MN, October 28, 2011
¡°Cats in the Council: Dilemma of the Participatory Decision-making in the Japanese Pension Reforms¡±
• Paper presented at the ASPAC & WCAAS Joint Annual Conference, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, June 19, 2011
¡°Paradox of Participatory Governance: Civil Society and Pension Reform in Japan and Korea¡±
• Paper presented at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, April 3, 2011
¡°Civil Society in the Late Industrializing Countries: The Patterns of State-Society Relations and their Implications for Democracy¡± (with Yong-Chool Ha)
• Paper presented at the Annual Convention, International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA, February 19, 2010
¡°The Mass-Elite Disjuncture and the Development of Politicized Civil Society in South Korea¡± (with Yong-Chool Ha)
• Paper presented at the Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, October 3, 2009.
¡°Crisis of Korean Politics? A Comparative View on the Status of Democracy after Democratization¡±
• Paper presented at the AKS-IEAS Workshop, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, June 22, 2009
¡°A Tale of Two Chaebols: The Legacy of State-led Industrialization in South Korea¡±
• Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Graduate Symposium on Korea Studies, Center for Korean Studies, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, April 2004

Solicitied Publications
¡°Instrumental Welfarism and the Politicization of Welfare Governance in South Korea¡±
• Article in Asian Journal of International Studies 22 (forthcoming 2017)
¡°Crisis of Politics in Korea: A Comparative View on the Status of Democracy after Democratization¡±
• Book chapter in The Changing Role of the Korean State in the Post Developmental Era, edited by Hong Yung Lee and Sunil Kim, Berlin: Logos Verlag (2016)
¡°Moral Economies in the Global Production Networks: Rethinking Developmental Experience of East Asia¡±
• Article in Asian Journal of International Studies 20 (December 2015)
¡°Paradox of Participatory Governance: Civil Society and Pension Reform in Japan and South Korea¡±
• Book chapter in Tenkanki no Higashi Ajia to Nikkan Ryōkoku, edited by Don Moon and Hunsup Chung (Mishima, Shizuoka: College of International Relations, Nihon University, 2014)
¡°Mary Alice Haddad, Building Democracy in Japan¡±
• Book review in Japanese Journal of Political Science 15: 1 (March 2014)