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Contact Information
• Office: Room 320, International Studies Building
• Phone: 031-201-2388
• E-mail: sunilkim@khu.ac.kr
• Curriculum Vitae: Download
 
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
 • 2013-Current: Assistant Professor, College of International Studies, Kyung Hee University
 • 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
 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)

Edited book
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,” Nihon University, Mishima, Japan, December 2, 2017
“Violent Entrepreneurs turned Nationalist Instrument: The Evolution of Non-state Coercion in South Korea,” International Catholic University, Tokyo, Japan, July 3, 2016
“More to the Needy or Less to All? Political Origins of Elderly Poverty in Korea,” Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, April 2, 2016
“Responses to the Aging of Society in East Asian Countries,”  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,” Korean Political Science Association, Gyeongju, Korea, August 25, 2015
“Reclaiming Politics in Welfare Debates in Korea: Beyond Eurocentric Typology and Teleological Discourse,” Korean Political Science Association, Hanyang University, Seoul, February 27, 2015
“Paradox of Participatory Governance: Civil Society and Pension Reform in Japan and South Korea,” Kyung Hee University, Suwon, Korea, October 12, 2013
“2012 South Korea Presidential Election,”Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, January 14, 2013

Solicited publications
“Instrumental Welfarism and the Politicization of Welfare Governance in South Korea,” Asian Journal of International Studies 22 (forthcoming 2017)
“Crisis of Politics in Korea: A Comparative View on the Status of Democracy after Democratization,” 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,” Asian Journal of International Studies 20 (December 2015)
“Paradox of Participatory Governance: Civil Society and Pension Reform in Japan and South Korea,” 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,” Japanese Journal of Political Science 15: 1 (March 2014)