Center for the Study of Inequality and Democracy
The Center for the Study of Inequality and Democracy was founded to contribute to solutions for conflicts between market economy and democracy. The center aims to provide new theories based on empirical and comparative analysis on unequal democracy, to make new policies from strategic and theoretical examination of social inequality, and to share the academic and policy achievements.
Major research interests are as follows:
1. Inequality and Variety of Democracy
- Inequality and Democracy at a Global Level, Analysis on Global Democracy and Political Polarization, Human Rights and Inequality in Global Society
2. Political Economy of OECD countries in the era of Inequality
- Comparative Analysis on Labor and Class Voting, Inequality, Public Opinion, and Welfare States, Comparative Analysis on Social Inequality and Electoral Politics.
3. Political Economy of South Korean and East Asia in the era of Inequality
- Political Economic Implication for Inequality of Assets and Education, Labor Market Dualization and Welfare State, Perceived Inequality and Dynamic of Party Politics.
4. Formation of Alternative Policies to Overcome Unequal Democracy
- Democracy and Social Insecurity of minorities, Youth, and Irregular Workers, Overcoming Low Birthrate and Inequality of Assets and Education, Proposal for overcoming the Unequal Democracy.
Center Director : Hyeok Yong Kwon (Korea University)
- Eunju Chi (Korea University)
- Insook Choi (Korea University)
- Gye-Won Jo (Korea University)
- Yangho Rhee (Korea University)
- Pablo Beramendi (Duke University)
- Eric C.C. Chang (Michigan State University)
- Han-Wool Jeong (Hankook Research Company)
- Dong-Hun Kim (Korea University)
- Jeong-jin Lee (Natonal Asssembly Research Service)
- Shin-wha Lee (Korea University)
- Johannes Lindvall (Lund University)
- Nonna Mayer (Sciences Po)
- Woojin Moon (Ajou University)
- Jonas Pontusson (University of Geneva)
- David Rueda (Oxford University)
- Hang Keun Ryu (Chungang University)
- Daniel Stegmueller (Duke University)
- 2018.07-present : Social Science Korea(SSK) Program funded by National Research Foundation of Korea (“Conflict and Coordination of Market Economy and Democracy in the Age of Inequality”)
- 2014.09-2017.08 :Social Science Korea(SSK) Program funded by National Research Foundation of Korea (“Political Economy of Inequality and Social Integration”)
- 2011.09-2014.08 :Social Science Korea(SSK) Program funded by National Research Foundation of Korea (“Unequal Democracy: Comparative Study”)