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Lee, Young Jo

Contact Information

• Office: Room 312, International Studies Building
• Phone: 031-201-2347
• E-mail: yjlee@khu.ac.kr

Areas of Expertise

Research Interests
• Comparative Political Economy (East Asia and Latin America), International Political Economy, Korean Politics, Transitional Justice

Courses Taught
• Global Agenda, International Political Economy, Introduction to Social Science Research


• Ph.D. in Political Science, Harvard University, 1990
• MA in Political Science, Seoul National University, 1982
• BA in Political Science, Seoul National University, 1977

Professional Experience

Full time appointments
• Dec. 2009 – Dec. 2010: President (Ministerial Position), Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Republic of Korea
• Dec. 2005 – Nov. 2009: Standing Commissioner (Vice-Ministerial Position), Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Republic of Korea
• Jan. 2003 – Dec. 2003: Fulbright Visiting Professor, School of International Service, American University
• Jan. 1998 – present: Appointment with tenure (on leave Dec. 2005-Dec. 2010), Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies, Kyung Hee University, Korea, Associate and Full Professor (Associate Dean, Jan. 2000; Jun. 2002)
• Mar. 1994 – Dec. 1997: Appointment with tenure, Department of International Relations, Kyung Hee University, Korea, Assistant Professor
• Mar. 1991 – Feb. 1994: Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University, Assistant Professor Other appointments
• Mar. 2011 – Feb. 2012: Director, Institute of International Studies, Kyung Hee University
• Mar. 2011 – Feb. 2012: Co-Chair, Citizens United for Better Society (a civic organization) • Jan. 2010 – Dec. 2011: President, Latin American Studies Association of Korea
• Mar. 2002 – present: President, Institute for Market Economy and Democracy
• Mar. 2002 – Nov. 2002: Secretary General, Citizens United for Better Society(a civic organization)
• Jul. 2002 – Present: Honorary Editorialist, Seoul Sinmun (daily newspaper)
• Jun. 1995 – Feb. 1998: Part-Time Editorialist, Hankook Ilbo (daily newspaper)

Major Professional Association Activities
• Korean Political Science Association (Vice-President twice)
• Korean Association of International Studies
• Latin American Studies Association of Korea (President: Jan. 2010 – Dec. 2011)
• Korean Area Studies Association (formerly Korean Council on Area Studies)

Selected Publications

Articles in Academic Journal
•¡°The Korean Decision: A Cognitive Process Analysis.¡± The Korean Journal of Security Affairs 16, No. 2 (December 2011): 5-38. [in English]
•¡°The Effects of Voluntary Export Restraints: The Case of Japanese Automobile Exports.¡± Journal of Management and International Studies 17 (December 2011): 61-82. [in English]
•¡°Populism in Latin America: A Genetic Reinterpretation.¡± Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Studies 13 (December 2005): 75-100.
•¡°Internal Disunity and External Bargaining Leverage: A Case Study of the Unified Europe¡¯s Agricultural Trade Negotiation in the Uruguay Round.¡± European Studies, No.16(Winter 2002):195-222.
•¡°What Brings a Favorable Negotiated Outcome? A Case Study of Brazil¡¯s External Debt Rescheduling Negotiations.¡± Asian Journal of Latin American Studies 15,no.2 (2002): 101-148.
•¡°The Changing Nature of Security in the Globalized World: New Threats from Transnational Terrorism.¡± Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies 9, no. 2 (2002): 142-157.
•¡°Dongbeiya diqude huanjinghezuo [Environmental Cooperation in Northeast Asia].¡±Guojizengziyenjiu [Studies in International Politics](Peking University), no. 72(1999). [in Chinese]
•¡°Environmental Cooperation in Northeast Asia.¡± Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies 5(1998): 297-308. [in English]
•¡°Explaining the Collapse of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism in 1992: Increased International Capital Mobility and the Limits of the National Policy Autonomy.¡± Journal of Social Science 12(December 1998): 167-92.
•¡°Politics of Structural Reforms in Post-Financial Crisis Korea.¡± Social Science Review 11(1998): 197-215.
•¡°Democratization and Economic Management: Latin American Comparative Perspective.¡± The Korean Journal of Area Studies 11(1997): 41-86.[in English]
•¡°From National Security Doctrine to Social Security Doctrine: The End of the Cold-War and the Ideological Change of the Brazilian Military.¡± Latin American Research Review 10, no.1(1997): 5-29.
•¡°Democratization and Economic Reforms in Argentina: With Special Reference to the Changing Ruling Coalition.¡± Latin American Research Review 8, no.1 (1995): 105-38.
•¡°Reforms and Social Position of the Korean Military.¡± Journal of Social Science 8(December 1994). • ¡°The Past Begins Again: The Legacy of the Military Rule in Latin America.¡± Quarterly Thought (Fall 1994): 9-48.
•¡°Political Economy of Class Compromise: Democratic Capitalism of the Post-war Western Europe.¡± Quarterly Thought (Spring 1994): 11-39. Co-authored with Ho-Keun Song and Hoon Jaung.
•¡°The Argentine Civilian Government and the Military.¡± Ibero-American Studies 4(December 1993): 49-71.
•¡°Demilitarization in Latin America.¡± Quarterly Critique 2(Winter 1993): 152-66. • ¡°Liberalism, Social Democracy, and Fascism: The Historical Origins of the European Politico-Economic Regimes of the 1930s.¡± Quarterly Thought (Summer 1993): 205-41.
•¡°Limits of State Autonomy in a Bureaucratic Authoritarian Regime: The Case of Agrarian Reform in Military Brazil.¡± Korean Political Science Review 26, no.2(1993): 269-90.
•¡°Fiscal Crisis and Inflation in Populist Brazil.¡± Korean Review of International Studies 32, no.1 (1992): 143-59.
•¡°Economic Stabilization in Brazil: Political Economy of Perpetual Failure.¡± Ibero-American Studies 2(1991): 31-75
•¡°The Dynamics of the ¡®Innovation¡¯ and ¡®Creative Destruction¡¯: Social Economy of Schumpeter¡¯s ¡®Plausible Capitalism¡¯.¡± Social Critique 6 (1991): 94-119. Books and Chapters
•¡°The Countryside.¡± In The Park Chung-Hee Era: Transformation of South Korea. Edited by Byung-Kook Kim and Ezra F. Vogel. Pp. 345-372. Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press, 2011.[in English]
•We Glean Hopes from Failures: The Hope for Korea Project. Seoul: Golden Bough, 2005. Co-authored with Se-Hoon Oh et al.
•The Vision and Tasks for an Upright Korea. Seoul: Nanam Publishing, 2002. Co-authored.
•¡°Schumpeter¡¯s View of Capitalism and Democracy.¡± In Leading Theorists of Modern Political Economy. Edited by Chung-si Ahn and Jin-young Chung. Pp.217-52. Seoul: Arknet, 2000.
•¡°Korea-Brazil Cooperation in the International Society.¡± In Korea-Brazil Cooperation: Vision for the 21st Century. Edited by Wonho Kim. Pp. 27-75. Seoul: KIEP, 1999.
•¡°The Rise and Fall of Kim Young Sam¡¯s Embedded Reformism.¡± In Institutional Reform and Democratic Consolidation in Korea. Edited by Larry Diamond and Doh C. Shin. Pp.97-125.Stanford: Hoover Institution Press,1999. [in English]
•¡°The Role of the State in Singaporean Globalization.¡± In Asia and Globalization: Responses of the East Asian States. Edited by Sejong Institute. Pp.347-75. Seongnam: Sejong Institute, 1998.
•¡°Dilemmas of Kim Young Sam¡¯s Reform Politics.¡± In Korean Society and Democracy: Assessment and Prospects of the Ten Years of Democratization. Edited by Jang-Jip Choi and Hyun-chin Lim. Pp.359-86. Seoul: Nanam, 1997.
•¡°Between Athens and 1984: Information Technology and Democracy.¡± In Tech no-Trends: Diffusion of Information Technology and Social Change. Edited by Information Society Institute and Samsung Economic Research Institute. Pp.43-70. Seoul: Samsung Economic Research Institute, 1997.
•¡°Korean Authority Structure and Leadership in the Age of Globalization.¡± In Globalization and Korea¡¯s Path. Edited by the Academy of Korean Studies. Pp.137-58. Seongnam: The Academy of Korean Studies, 1996.
•¡°North Korea¡¯s Relationship with Latin America.¡± Foreign Policy of North Korea. Edited by Sung-Chul Yang and Sung-Hak Kang. Pp.379-400. Seoul: Seoul Press, 1995.
•¡°Responses of the Small European States to Globalization. In National Development Strategies for the Age of Globalization. Edited by Chin-Yung Chung. Pp.409-40. Seongnam: Sejong Institute,1995.
•¡°The Economics of Democratic Government: Institutional Implications of the Public Choice Theories.¡± In Beyond the State and War: Changing International Environment and Korean Politics. Pp.91-107. Seoul: Bupmunsa, 1994.
•¡°Capitalist Development and Democratic Democracy: Argentina and Brazil.¡± In Korean Politics and Economy of the 21st Century: Comparisons with Latin America, Japan, and Europe. Pp.261-306. Seoul: Korean Politics Institute of Seoul National University and the Korean Economy Institute of Korean Chamber of Commerce, 1992.
•¡°Research Agenda of Comparative Political Economy.¡± In Theories and Practices of Political Economy. Edited by Korean Political Economy Association. Pp.17-38. Seoul: Bupmunsa,1992.
•¡°Economic Effects of Democratization in Latin America: Argentina and Brazil.¡± In Challenges of New World Order and Korean Politics. Edited by Korean Political Science Association. Pp.165-86.Seoul: KPSA,1991

Research Grant and Project Reports
•¡°An Analysis of the Military Armistice Conference Minutes on the Korean War Time Civilian Abductees.¡± The Korean War Abductee Family Union. September, 2011.
•¡°Policy Directions of Korea¡¯s ODA Toward Latin America.¡± December, 2005.
•¡°Reclaiming Hegemony: US in East Asia.¡± Research report, Kyung Hee University, July 31,1999.[in English]
•¡°Increased International Capital Mobility and the Limits and Possibilities of National Macroeconomic Management: Lessons from Mexico.¡± Research report, Kyung Hee University, June 30,1998.[in English]
•¡°Crisis of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) in 1992: Economic Integration and Limits of Autonomous National Policy.¡± Hanhwa Economic Research Institute, Research Series No. 98-01, June 1998.
•¡°Increased Interdependence and the Limits of State Autonomy: International Capital Mobility and the Disturbance of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM).¡± Research Report, Kyung Hee University, April, 1996.
•¡°Successful Reforms and Failed Reforms: Lessons for Korea.¡±Joint research with Hyun-Chin Lim, Ho-Keun Song, Jang-Kwon Kim, and Seung-Kwon Chin. Seoul: Center for Social Development, Seoul National University, April, 1996. Research commissioned by the Ministry of Public Information.
•¡°Social Democratization in Latin America.¡± Research Report, Institute for Social Research, HallimUniversity, December, 1995. Part of the second year report on Social Democratization, a special 3-year research project funded by the Ministry of Education.
•¡°Reform Democracy and the Future of Korea.¡± Joint research with Hyung-Chin Lim, Kyung-ryung Seong, Ho-keun Song, and Jin-YungChung. Seoul: Center for Social Development, Seoul National University, December 1995. Research commissioned by the Ministry of Public Information.
•¡°Intermediate Groups and Social Democratization in Korea.¡± Research Report, Institute for Social Research, Hallim University, December, 1994. Part of the first year report on Social Democratization, a special 3-year research project funded by the Ministry of Education.
•¡°National Vision for the 21st Century Korea.¡± Joint Research with Suk-Joon Kim, Hyo-Keun Kim, Duk-Joong Kim, Keunwon Song, and Sookja Shin commissioned by the Ministry of Public Information, Seoul, December 27, 1993. Research commissioned by the Ministry of Public Information.
•¡°A Survey Analysis of the Local Assembly Election.¡± Joint research commissioned by the Korea Local Administration Research Institute, Report #145, November 1991.
•¡°Legitimation, Accumulation, and Exclusionary Authoritarianism: Political Economy of Rapid Industrialization in South Korea and Brazil.¡± Ph. D. dissertation, Harvard University, April l, 1990. [in English]
•¡°A Study of the Organization Process of the Democratic Republican Party in South Korea.¡± MA Thesis, Seoul National University,1982.
•¡°Democratization and Elite in the Developing Countries.¡± Political Science Review 7(1977): 66-79 (Published version of BA Thesis, Seoul National University, 1977)