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Recent Scholarly Publications

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United Front

Projecting Solidarity through Deliberation in Vietnam’s Single-Party Legislature

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.

Dynasties and Democracy: The Inherited Incumbency Advantage in Japan

June 2018

Although democracy is, in principle, the antithesis of dynastic rule, families with multiple members in elective office continue to be common around the world.

Japan Decides 2017: The Japanese General Election (Book Chapter)

May 2018

This third volume in the Japan Decides series remains the premier venue for scholarly research on Japanese elections.

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.

Parting Observations on American Foreign Policy

July 2016

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

Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years

December 2015

At the end of Chen Shui-bian’s two terms as the president of Taiwan, his tenure was widely viewed as a disappointment, if not an outright failure.

Ballots, Bullets, and Bargains: American Foreign Policy and Presidential Elections

August 2015

Drawing on twenty-four years of experience in government, Michael H. Armacost explores how the contours of the U.S.

Failed Democratization in Prewar Japan: Breakdown of a Hybrid Regime

August 2014

Failed Democratization in Prewar Japan presents a compelling case study on change in political regimes through its exploration of Japan's transition to democracy.

New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan

January 2014

New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan takes a creative and comparative view of the new challenges and dynamics confronting these maturing democracies.Numerous works deal with...

South Korea and the Global Economy in Transition

December 2012

These working papers on the South Korean economy are the product of an annual conference series on Korean affairs hosted by Stanford University's Korean Studies Program (KSP), and made possible by...

Democracy after Democratization: The Korean Experience

May 2012

Half a century since the adoption of democracy in South Korea, the Korean people's high hopes for popular governance have not been met.

The Institutional Imperative: The Politics of Equitable Development in Southeast Asia

August 2011

Why do some countries in the developing world achieve growth with equity, while others do not?

The Five-Phases of Economic Development and Institutional Evolution in China and Japan

July 2011

This paper adopts a unified approach to an understanding of the development processes of the East Asian economies, Chinese, Japanese and South Korean, in terms of common five phases starting with...

South Korean Social Movements: From Democracy to Civil Society

May 2011

This book explores the evolution of social movements in South Korea by focusing on how they have become institutionalized and diffused in the democratic period.

A Brief History of the U.S.-ROK Alliance and Anti-Americanism in South Korea

May 2010

This paper reviews the history of relations between Korea and the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to early 2008.

One Alliance, Two Lenses: U.S.-Korea Relations in a New Era

January 2010

One Alliance, Two Lenses examines U.S.-Korea relations in a short but dramatic period (1992-2003) that witnessed the end of the Cold War, South Korea's full democratization, inter-Korean engagement...

First Drafts of Korea: The U.S. Media and Perceptions of the Last Cold War Frontier

August 2009

Few regions rival the Korean Peninsula in strategic importance to U.S. foreign policy.

Hard Choices: Security, Democracy, and Regionalism in Southeast Asia

November 2008

Hard Choices offers a most rewarding perspective on how Southeast Asian states straddle the ongoing tensions among three rarely compatible goals—security, democracy, and regionalism.

Journal of Korean Studies, volume 13

October 2008

Between 1979 and 1992, the Journal of Korean Studies became a leading academic forum for the publication of innovative in-depth research on Korea.

ASEAN's ''Black Swans''

July 2008

It was meant to be a celebration not a showdown, let alone a showdown that the brutal junta in Burma (Myanmar) would win.

Fiscal Crisis in China's Townships: Causes and Consequences

December 2007

Observers often note the glaring contrast between China's stunning economic progress and stalled political reforms.

From State to Society? Democracy and Regionalism in Southeast Asia

September 2007

This essay was written in September 2007 in an interstitial if not pivotal moment:  between the 40th birthday of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Bangkok on 8 August, and the...

When Will the Chinese People Be Free?

July 2007

Little more than a decade ago, Rowen's answer to the question posed by this essay's title was the year 2015.

People

Portrait of Kiyoteru Tsutsui Kiyoteru Tsutsui Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
portrait of Ho Ki Kim, 2020-21 Koret Fellow Ho Ki Kim Visiting Scholar at APARC, Koret Fellow, 2021-2022