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[Jiam Research Workshop] 3. The International Political and Diplomatic Approach to Cyber Security in the Comprehensive Security Era
- Date | Jan 26, 2021. 14:00-17:10
- ZOOM link | https://snu-ac-kr.zoom.us/j/86236242123
- Meeting ID | 862 3624 2123
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Peace Studies, a KCI-listed journal published biannually by the Peace & Democracy Institute (on April 30 and October 30), is pleased to invite submissions for the Spring issue of 2021. Peace Studies publishes academic papers related to peace in a broad sense. It covers various research topics related to political, economic, and social conflict and cooperation within countries, as well as structural, institutional, and normative approaches to international conflict resolution. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis in both Korean and English. If you wish to submit a manuscript, please use the online paper submission system https://peacestudies-ku.jams.or.kr/. Please refer to the Author’s Guide for paper preparation instructions. The submission deadline for the 2021 Spring issue is midnight on March 15, 2021 (Monday). If you have any questions regarding the submission process, please contact us at email@example.com. Thank you for your continued interest in Peace Studies.
Major Jeong Man-seop, holder of an MA degree from Korea University’s Department of Political Science and International Relations, won first prize at the 2020 College Student Academic Paper Contest held by the Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy. The title of the winning paper is “The impact of foreign invasion in ‘economic maritime sovereignty’ on the rise of modern piracy: Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria.” The paper will be published in the journal Maritime Security.
Critique of Hannah Arendt’s Mysterious Concept of ‘Thinking’ in ‘Life of Mind’ (2019.05)
- Authors : Chiwon Choi
- Journal : The Korean Review of Political Thought
- Publisher : Korean Society For Political Thought
- Volume : 25(1)
- Publication Date : May, 2019
- Abstract : The reality or true identity of Arendt’s theory is not well understood, and its value is exaggerated. Arendt’s theory is repeatedly reproduced through the ‘Arendt scholarly cottage industry’. In the context of criticizing it, this study explores that Arendt’s ‘thinking’, while transformed into a superhistorical notion, becomes a empty theory in relation to the reality. In its core, there is an aestheticization of thinking through literature and art, and Heidegger provides a important theoretical foundation. Arendt’s method of aesthetic thinking is closely tied to the way she idealizes thinking. And these aestheticized and ideationalized thinking leads to a moralized thinking. This moralized thinking, however, is empty. Arendt’s concept of thinking reveals many contradictory and conflicting moments, and there are many deficiencies in form and substance. Arendt’s ‘thinking’, which is aesthetized, ideationalized and moralized, located out of the realm of practice. ‘Thinking’ is not situated in a reality but a literary poem or ‘nunc stans’ and has the activity there. ‘Thinking’, which lives and is active in a place where only God knows or no one knows, can not proceed to the realm of praxis. In other words, Arendt’s theory can not be an actual theory for political action based on ‘thinking’. No matter how much ‘politics’ is put forward and emphasized, not all theories are political theories.
Why Has Singapore Not Democratized? An Example of Regional Studies Using Comparative Methods
- Author : Jae Hyeok Shin
- Journal : The Southeast Asian Review
- Publisher : Korean Association of Southeast Asian Studies
- Volume : 29(2)
- Publication Date : May, 2019
- Abstract : A conventional research method in regional studies is the single-case study that typically requires field research for a deep understanding of the context of a country or a region. In this article I investigate why Singapore has not democratized as an example of regional studies using comparative methods. Such regional studies can raise the importance of research questions deriving from single-case studies, increase the validity of arguments, and contribute to the development of theories in social sciences.
The Cause of Japan’s China Balancing Policy in the 21st Century (2019.3)
- Authors : Taejung Kim
- Journal : National Security and Strategy
- Publisher : Institute for National Security Strategy
- Volume : 19(1)
- Publication Date : March, 2019
- Abstract : The rise of China was the greatest event in 20th century international politics, but the strengthening of naval power in the 21st century has dramatically changed the situation in the region. Especially for Japan, which pursues economic growth rather than security based on the natural obstacles of the sea, China’s naval forces cause Japan’s security problems, and Japan is also trying to balancing China through military expansion and alliance expansion. The existing balance of threat theory or the security dilemma can explain the arms race or unstable relationship between the two countries, but it has limitations to adequately explain the cause of the present situation. Therefore, I sought to understand the mutual relations through the grand strategy that expresses abstractly the national interests that the great powers intend to pursue. In particular, that the relationship between countries seeking the same strategy in the same region is more unstable than in other regions. After the defeat of Pacific War, Japan’s third Grand Strategy, the Yoshida Doctrine, characterized putting the issue of security and economy (Gun vs Butter) in charge of security to the United States and herself focus on economic growth. In addition, Japan is waste her times by the ‘lost decade’. Now it is pursuing the Abe Doctrine (seapower strategy). At the same time, China is pursuing its maritime strategy for the great power. Therefore, since the relationship between China and Japan is pursuing the same strategy (seapower strategy) in the same region (Asia), the relationship between the two countries is logically estimated to be not only unstable but also worse.
[Book Chapter] Politics of Royal Authority’s Myth and Religiousness of Ruling Discourse (2018.08)
- Author: Doo-Jin Kim
- Title: The Religious Characteristics of Koreans Read in Oral Literature
- Publisher: The Academy of Korean Studies Press
- Published: August 2018
- Abstract: This study focuses on ‘religious mind’ as a central axis of Korean culture and seeks to interpret the literature in the “The Comprehensive Collection of Korean Folklore Literature(Revised and Enlarged)” through an interdisciplinary approach from humanities to social sciences. Analysis and methodology of religious philosophy, human geography, Korean literature, social psychology, and political sociology were used. In the political-sociological analysis, it emphasizes that there is ‘interpenetration’ or ‘interrelationship’ between the contents of the folk tales and the “Yongbieocheonga”. The political myth of the founding of Choseon Dynasty is a reflection of conflict and confrontation structure, but as a “control ideology,” it is believed that it has resulted in the net functional results of political communication. This study will trigger a new cognitive shift from the view that the formation of folktales is merely interpreted as spontaneous oral transmission by the grassroots.