Call For Papers: World Congress for Korean Politics and Society 2013

Image: Congress logoThe World Con­gress for Kore­an Pol­i­tics and Soci­ety is a bien­ni­al con­fer­ence orga­nized by the Kore­an Polit­i­cal Sci­ence Asso­ci­a­tion (KPSA) to pro­mote inno­v­a­tive and insight­ful dis­cus­sions on Kore­an pol­i­tics. This year’s Con­gress will be held August 22–23, 2013, at the Korea Uni­ver­si­ty Busi­ness School in Seoul.

The main theme of the Con­gress is “The World and Kore­an Pol­i­tics: Influ­ence and Con­tri­bu­tion.” Under this theme, the Con­gress will raise ques­tions about how world schol­ar­ship has influ­enced pol­i­tics in Korea as well as how Kore­an schol­ar­ship has con­tributed to stud­ies of pol­i­tics in the world.

The dead­line for sub­mit­ting pro­pos­als is Mon­day, May 20, 2013. Pro­pos­als are invit­ed for papers, full pan­els, and round­table dis­cus­sions on sub­themes such as:

  • Issues in Research Method­ol­o­gy
  • Pol­i­tics in West­ern Soci­eties and Its Com­par­i­son with Asia
  • Kore­an Pol­i­tics in Asian Soci­eties
  • Kore­an Pol­i­tics: View from Out­side
  • Democ­ra­cy and Gov­er­nance
  • Kore­an Polit­i­cal Econ­o­my
  • Polit­i­cal Thoughts in Korea
  • North Kore­an Issues
  • Mul­ti­cul­tur­al Issues in Korea
  • Glob­al­iza­tion and Glo­cal­iza­tion
  • World Secu­ri­ty and Kore­an Penin­su­la
  • Elec­toral and Leg­isla­tive Pol­i­tics in Korea

Any pan­el or paper con­cern­ing issues of Kore­an pol­i­tics is wel­come, as long as it cov­ers top­ics under the broad ban­ner of “The World and Kore­an Pol­i­tics: Influ­ence and Con­tri­bu­tion.”

Papers for pre­sen­ta­tion can be writ­ten either Eng­lish or in Kore­an. Please indi­cate whether you wish to par­tic­i­pate in an Eng­lish pan­el or a Kore­an pan­el.

The KPSA will cov­er up to three nights of accom­mo­da­tions for par­tic­i­pants from abroad in Hol­i­day Inn Sung­buk and CJ House at Korea Uni­ver­si­ty.

To sub­mit a pro­pos­al, pan­el sug­ges­tion, accom­mo­da­tion appli­ca­tion, or con­fer­ence reg­is­tra­tion, vis­it the Con­gress Web site at

Ques­tions regard­ing the Con­gress should be direct­ed to the pro­gram direc­tor at