RESEARCH

Wonmo Dong

 

A. TOPICS OF PRINCIPAL RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Imperial Japan in Korea: The Politics of Colonial Development (Shokumin kaihatsusaku) and Social Change
  • South Korea's Domestic Politics and Inter-Korea Relations
  • The Two Koreas and the United States: New Dynamics of Trilateral Relations
  • North Korea's "Military-first Politics" and "Military-first Economy": Implications for ROK-DPRK and US-DPRK Engagement Policies
  • Democratization of South Korean Politics: Problems of Transition and Consolidation.

 

B. TITLES OF PUBLICATIONS IN PREPARATION (October 2001)

  • The Democratization of South Korean Politics: Problems of Transition and Consolidation (Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, forthcoming)
  • "Finding A Realistic Handle in North Korean Engagement: The New Leadership Structure and the 'Militarization of Economy' in the Kim Jong Il Era."
  • "Back to Ground Zero?: Regional Cleavage and Democratic Consolidation in South Korea."
  • "Moving Towards A Trilateral Relations?: The Dynamics of the US--North Korea-South Korea Triangle."
  • "South Korea's Domestic Politics and the Sunshine Policy."
  • Imperial Japan in Korea: The Political Economy of Colonial Development and Social Change (Seattle: University of Washington Press, forthcoming)