The World Congress for Korean Politics and Society 2011

Call for Papers

* Main theme: Korean Politics in Global Contexts: Theories and Practices

* Date: August 23 to 25 (Tue-Thr), 2011

* Venue: Incheon Songdo, South Korea

* Submission Deadline for Paper and Panel Proposal: April 1, 2011

The Korean Political Science Association (KPSA) is holding the World Congress for Korean Politics and Society 2011 on August 23-25, 2011 in Incheon Songdo. The KPSA is the most prestigious academic organization in Korea that represents Korean scholars of political science, public administration, and other related disciplines in social science and humanities. Founded in 1953, the KPSA has grown into the largest academic organization in Korea with active membership of over 2,000 individual scholars and institutions.

The main theme for the Congress is “Korean Politics in Global Contexts: Theories and Practices.” Contributions are invited for the congress that aims at vigorous discussion of the latest political developments in and around Korea covering, but not limited to, a variety of themes of study such as: (1) Research methodology of Korean political science: theories and issues; (2) Korean political studies: views from the outside; (3) Democratic process and national governance; (4) Rule of the law and social conflicts; (5) Social polarization and fair society; (6) Dynamics of the state, market, and civil society; (7) Political and social thoughts: the classic schools of thought and their alternatives, the universal and the particular, and the East and the West; (8) Continuity and discontinuity in Korean political history: global implications; (9) Political leadership and political ethics; (10) World economy and Korean political economy; (11) North Korean regime and inter-Korean issues; (12) World security system and peace in the Korean peninsula; (13) The changing East Asian order and Korean politics; (14) Human security and global governance, (15) Multi-cultural and multi-religious society and identity politics; (16) Welfare and political economy in the aging society; (17) Gender equality and social justice; (18) Local politics and glocalization; (19) Presidential and parliamentary elections in 2012 and the future of Korean politics.

Please submit a paper or panel proposal with an abstract not exceeding 300 words through the KPSA homepage ( to present at the 2011 World Congress.

For further information concerning the conference and the application process, please contact the Program Director, Dr. Ji-Whan Yun, at

The Korean Political Science Association

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