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South Korea's Democratic Decay

July 2020

South Korea (hereafter Korea) is following global trends as it slides toward a “democratic depression.” Both the spirit of democracy and actual liberal-democratic standards are under attack.

Smoking, Life Expectancy, and Chronic Disease in South Korea, Singapore, and the United States: A Microsimulation Model

November 2019

The substantial social and economic burden attributable to smoking is well‐known, with heavy smokers at higher risk of chronic disease and premature mortality than light smokers and nonsmokers.

Korea’s Migrants: From Homogeneity to Diversity – An Asian Survey Special Section

August 2019

Korea’s migrants have diversified in recent decades.

Skilled Migrants as Human and Social Capital in Korea

August 2019

South Korea faces a shortage of highly skilled labor, but with a low tolerance for diversity, it lags behind in its global competitiveness to retain mobile skilled talent.

1919 in Korea: National Resistance and Contending Legacies

May 2019

The year 2019 is the centennial of several anti-colonialist movements that emerged in Asia, including the March First Movement of Korea, the first nationwide political protest in Korea under...

Modern Management and the Demand for Technical Skill

November 2018

This paper examines the relationship between modern management practices and the demand for different occupational skills utilizing a unique context in South Korea after the Asian financial crisis....

Strategic, Policy and Social Innovation for a Post-Industrial Korea: Beyond the Miracle

May 2018

Export-oriented industrialization has transformed the Korean economy so profoundly that it has become known as the "Miracle on the Han." Yet, this industrial model has become fragile, as Korea’s...

Peace on a Knife's Edge: The Inside Story of Roh Moo-hyun's North Korea Policy

February 2018

Peace on a Knife’s Edge is the translation of Lee Jong-Seok's 2014 memoir of South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun's efforts to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula in the face of opposition at home...

Superficial Korea

September 2017

In this book, Gi-Wook Shin shares his observations on and provides recommendations for social maladies currently affecting Korean society.

Renegotiating the World Order: Institutional Change in International Relations

June 2017

Rising powers often seek to reshape the world order, triggering confrontations with those who seek to defend the status quo.

Uneasy Partnerships: China’s Engagement with Japan, the Koreas, and Russia in the Era of Reform

April 2017

Uneasy Partnerships presents the analysis and insights of practitioners and scholars who have shaped and examined China's interactions with key Northeast Asian partners.

South Korea in 2016: Political Leadership in Crisis

March 2017

South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced a leadership crisis after revelations that she relied on a confidant with no official position for key decision-making in state affairs.

Aid as Transnational Social Capital: Korea's Official Development Assistance in Higher Education

December 2016

In this paper, we explore a new framework for higher education official development assistance (ODA) with a focus on the transnational bridging benefits of social capital.

Parting Observations on American Foreign Policy

July 2016

In 2014 Ambassador Stephen W. Bosworth was a Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Walter H.

Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea

July 2016

Scholars have long examined the relationship between nation-states and their "internal others," such as immigrants and ethno-racial minorities. Contested Embrace shifts the analytic focus to...

Divergent Memories: Opinion Leaders and the Asia-Pacific War

July 2016

No nation is free from the charge that it has a less-than-complete view of the past.

Internationalizing Higher Education in Korea: Challenges and Opportunities in Comparative Perspective

June 2016

Student mobility in Asia has reached unprecedented levels.

Asymmetry of power and attention in alliance politics: the US–Republic of Korea case

February 2016

While power asymmetry typically defines security relationships between allies, there exist other forms of asymmetry that influence alliance politics.

Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia

February 2016

Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia is the first attempt to explore how the tumultuous years between 1931 and 1953 have been recreated and renegotiated in cinema.

The Evolving Sino-American Relationship and the Korea Problem

August 2015

Distrust between the United States and China continues to grow in Northeast Asia.

Anti-Americanism in Democratizing South Korea

July 2015

Americans think of South Korea as one of the most pro-American of countries, but in fact many Koreans hold harsh and conspiratorial views of the United States.

School Districting and the Origins of Residential Land Price Inequality

June 2015

This paper examines how education policy generates residential sorting and changes residential land price inequality within a city.

Global Talent: Skilled Labor as Social Capital in Korea

March 2015

Global Talent seeks to examine the utility of skilled foreigners beyond their human capital value by focusing on their social capital potential, especially their role as transnational bridges...

Crossing Heaven's Border

February 2015

From 2007 to 2011 South Korean filmmaker and newspaper reporter Hark Joon Lee lived among North Korean defectors in China, filming an award-winning documentary on their struggles.

People

krasner Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Dr. Yong Suk Lee Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
jerry kaplan headshot 7 Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Joyce Lee Joyce Lee Research Project Manager
Portrait of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
hannah kim Hannah June Kim Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2019-20
yeajin yoon Yeajin Yoon Affiliate
2018 02 12 miis day1 high res 112 Melissa Hanham Affiliate
hyun binn cho 2 Hyun-Binn Cho Affiliate
jonas edman Jonas Edman Instructor and Manager, Sejong Korea Scholars Program, Instructional Designer