2015.05.Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, Yale University [Ph.D.]
2005.12.Master of Philosophy in Political Science, Yale University [M.A.]
1996.02.Master of Arts in Political Science, Korea University [M.A.]
1994.02.Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Korea University [B.A.]
▶ Academic Employment
1996.-2002. Government-Nominated Researcher, Institute for Far Eastern Studies, Kyungnam University
2004.-2005. Fox International Fellow, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
2009.-2013. Senior Research Fellow, East Asia Institute
2009.-Present. Visiting Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University
2018.-Present. Research Member, Quality of Government and Varieties of Governance, Social Science Korea Research
2019.-Present. Visiting Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Sogang University
▶ Professional Appointment
2018.-2019. Policy Advisory Committee Member, Committee for the Five Northern Korean Provinces, Republic of Korea
2019.-2020. Public Relations Director, Korean Association of International Studies
2019.-2020. Research Director, Korean Political Science Association
2015.-Present. Editorial Committee Member, Review of North Korean Studies
2015.-Present. Editorial Committee Member
2016.-Present. Editorial Committee Member, Discourse and Policy in Social Science
2017.-Present. Editorial Committee Member, Korea and World Politics
2017.-Present. Editorial Committee Member, Tamkang Journal of International Affairs
2017.-Present. Editorial Committee Member, Asian Perspective
2018.-Present. Policy Advisory Committee Member, Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea
2019.-Present. Policy Advisory Committee Member, Seoul Peace Institute, Seoul Shinmun
2020.-Present. Policy Advisory Committee Member, Ministry of National Defense, Republic of Korea
* 1996. “Corporatism without Corporatism: Labor Politics in Postwar Japan.” Korea and World Politics, vol. 12, no. 1: 197-232.
* 1997. “The Politics of Labor Unions in Japan: A Mixture of Setback and Adaptation.” Labour Society Bulletin, no. 15: 91-105.
* 1998. “Political Reforms Break Down the Left: The Present Situations of Social Democrats and Labor Unions in Japan.” Monthly Social Review, no. 107.
* 1998. “Economic Development and Democracy in Korea after the Financial Crisis.” Trends and Perspective, no. 39: 131-161.
* 1999. “The Politician’s Rational Choice, Coalition Governments, and the Predominant Party System: The Case of Japan.” Korea and World Politics, vol. 15, no. 2: 235-271.
* 1999. “National Developmental Strategies for Korea during the Economic Disaster.” KoWorld Policy Application, vol. 6, no. 2: 119-142.
* 2000. “Theories of Corporatism in Turbulence: Reassessing Labor Politics in Advanced Industrial Democracies.” Economy and Society, no. 46: 228-260.
* 2000. “Two Variables in the Normalization Talks between North Korea and Japan.” Patriotic Martyrdom, no. 109:47-51.
* 2000. “The Future of North Korea under the Kim Jong-il Regime” (with Taik-young Hamm). in Taik-young Hamm et al., Capacities and Strategies for Survival of the Kim Jong-il Regime, Seoul: Kyungnam University Press: 1-26.
* 2001. “The Rise of the Conservatives in Japanese Politics and its Security Implications for the Mutual-Assistance System among Korea, the United States, and Japan.” The Unified Korea, no. 208: 30-33.
* 2002. “When Coalition Theories Meet Strange Cases: Two Coalition Governments in Japan, 1993-1994.” Asian Perspective, vol. 26, no. 2: 179-208.
* 2005. “The Political Logic of Economic Crisis in South Korea.” Asian Survey, vol.45, no. 3: 453-474.
* 2012. “Presidential Powers, Political Parties, and Corporate Restructuring in South Korea.” in Byung-Kook Kim, Eun Mee Kim, and Jean Oi, eds., Adapt, Fragment, Transform: Corporate Restructuring and System Reform in South Korea. Stanford: Asia-Pacific Rese
* 2012. “China and the United States in the 2025 Soft Power Market.” in Du-Hyeon Cha, Kang Choi, Chaesung Chun, and Byung-Kook Kim, eds., US-China Relations 2025. Seoul: East Asia Institute: 203-238.
* 2016. “The Current State of South Korea’s Democracy.” Journal of International and Area Studies, vol. 23, no. 2: 1-15.
* 2016. “Non-proliferation Policy Change of the Park Geun-hye Government: The Domestic Foundation of Full-Blown Containment.” in Political Economy of Sanctioning North Korea. Seoul: Institute for Far Eastern Studies.
* 2016. “Divided Government and Legislative Bargaining: Evidence from Japan.” Korea and World Politics, vol. 32, no. 4: 35-73.
* 2017. “Unraveling Japan-South Korean Relations: An Empirical Analysis.” Soka University Peace Research, nos. 30/31: 33-53.
* 2018. “South Korean Democratization: A Comparative Empirical Appraisal.” in Yun-han Chu and T. J. Cheng, eds., Routledge Handbook of Democratization in East Asia. New York: Routledge: 53-68.
* 2018. “Reconciliation and Rupture: How North Korea-US Nuclear Bargaining Shapes South Korea-Japan Security Cooperation.” Korea and World Politics, vol. 34, no. 3: 119-150.
* 2018. “Park Chung Hee’s Legacy, Revenge, and Capitalism: Party Politics and Corporate Restructuring in Korea.” Peace Studies, vol. 26, no. 2: 129-193.
* 2020. “Divided Government and Legislative Bargaining: Evidence from South Korea.” Peace Studies, vol. 28, no. 1.: 5-48.
* 2017. Situations in Korean Peninsula (with Mun-su Yang et al.). Seoul: Kyungnam University Press. (Co-author)
* 2018. A Prediction on US Foreign Policy after the 2018 Mid-term Election (with Tae-eun Min and Seung-yoon Jung). Seoul: Korea Institute for National Unification. (Co-author)