Kim, Sunil

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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
 • 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)