Center for the Study of European Union

1. About

The Center for the Study of European Union was founded to contribute to the development of research on the European Union. The Center is studying certain European countries, working in area studies, sharing accumulated data related to the EU, and supporting students who are interested in the study of the EU.

Major research interests are as follows:

1. Studying various aspects of the European Union such as politics, security, economy, society, law and so on

2. Studying recent issues in the European Union

3. Studying European Political Thoughts

2. Member

Center Director : Nam-Kook Kim (Korea University)

Research Professor

  • Chi-Won Choi (Korea University)

Senior Researcher

  • Mi-Youn Baik (Korea University)
  • Joo Yeon Lee (Korea University)

3. Projects

Past Projects

  • 2012.06-2014.06 : Jean Monnet Programme
  • 2011.09-2014.08 : Social Science Korea(SSK) Program funded by National Research Foundation of Korea (“Multicultural Challenges and Sustainable Democracy”)

4. Publication

Seong Jun An, Nam-Kook Kim. 2019. “Popularizing Grief: Tragedies and Tragic Events in Ancient Athens.” 『Korean Society For Political Thought』 25(2), 9-38.

Dae Geun Cho, Nam-Kook Kim. 2019. “Richard Rorty’s Liberalism and Citizen as a Strong Poet.” 『Peace Studies』 27(2), 85-115.

Young-hyun Lee, Nam-Kook Kim. 2019. “Divergent Paths of Integration in the Post-Multicultural Era: Interculturalism in Spain and Civic Integration in France.” 『Institute for European Union Studies』 53, 3-48.

Nam-Kook Kim. 2019. “European Union’s Foreign Policy after the 2019 European Parliament Election.” 『Center for International Area Studies』 28(3), 31-59.

Chi-Won Choi. 2019. “Tradition and Innovation in Max Weber’s Political Thoughts.” 『Koreanisch-Deutsche Gesellschaft Fuer Sozialwissenschaften』 29(4), 177-224.

Chi-Won Choi.. 2019. “‘Critique of Hannah Arendt”s Mysterious Concept of ‘Thinking’ in ‘Life of Mind’: Why can not her theory be a true actual political theory?” 『Korean Review of Political Thought』 25(1), 205-241.

Nam-Kook Kim. 2018. “Asia of Citizens beyond Asia of States: Regional Community Building in East Asia.” Korean Journal of Defense Analysis 30(1), 97-114.

Nam-Kook Kim. 2018. “The Success of Northern Ireland Peace Process: Policy, Leadership, and International Support.”  『Journal of Contemporary European Studies』 36(1), 49-92.

Nam-Kook Kim. 2017. “The Proper Range of Freedom of Speech in a

Multicultural Society.” 『Center for International Area Studies』 26(4), 89-124.

Yoo-Jong Kim, Nam-Kook Kim. 2017. “Study on the persistent factors of historical conflict in Poland-Russia.” 『Journal of Contemporary European Studies』 45, 169-199.

Miyoun Baik. 2017. “The Construction of Paradigm of Solidarity and Cooperation in Northeast Asia : Focusing on Transnational Justice Paradigm” 『Dongbuga Yeoksa Nonchong』 56, 324-364.

Hyang Mi Oh. 2017. “Debates over the Relationship between Fundamental Rights and State Power Regulations in the Weimar Constitution.” 『Journal of Parliamentary Research』 12(2), 243-275.

Chi-Won Choi. 2017. “Searching for Possibilities of Praxis-oriented Politics – in the Context of Hans-Georg Gadamer’s Hermeneutical Humanism.” 『Koreanisch-Deutsche Gesellschaft Fuer Sozialwissenschaften』 27(2), 87-120.

Chi-Won Choi. 2017. “A Comparative Study on Max Weber’s and Fukuzawa’s Interpretation of Confucianism.” 『Korean Society For Political Thought』 23(2), 7-34.

Chi-Won Choi. 2017. “’Reflecting Democracy in East Asia in the Context of ‘Now’ and ‘Here’: A Preliminary Study.” 『Culture and Politics』 4(1), 97-127.


Nam-Kook Kim. 2019. 『Culture and Democracy』. Seoul: Lee Hak

Nam-Kook Kim, et al. 2019. 『Historical reconciliation and regional cooperation in Europe: Implication on East Asian peace community』 Seoul: Lee Hak

Nam-Kook Kim ed. 2014. Multicultural Challenges and Sustainable Democracy in Europe and East Asia. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Nam-Kook Kim. 2014. Multicultural Challenges and Redefining Identity in East Asia. Burlington: Ashgate Publishing Limited.