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Kim, Joo Hyung
Position Associate Professor
Major field Contemporary Political Thought, Democratic Theory, Social Theory
Office 16 #504
Office Phone +82-2-880-6337
Email joohyung@snu.ac.kr


Visiting Researcher, Fakultät für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, Universität Hamburg (2019-2020)

Associate Professor & Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science & International Relations, Seoul National University (2015- )

Visiting Lecturer, Department of Sociology, History, & Political Science, Indiana University Kokomo (2013-2014)







Indiana University, Bloomington


PhD in Political Science, September 2014

Dissertation: Critique and Normativity: Recasting the Habermas/Luhmann Controversy


Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany


Visiting Researcher, Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” (2010-2012)


Seoul National University, Korea


MA in Political Science, August 2006

BA in Political Science, summa cum laude, February 2003






(2020, forthcoming) “Jürgen Habermas: Public Sphere and Deliberative Politics,” in Kim, Bi-Whan (ed.), Contemporary Political Thought (Paju: Acanet). (In Korean)

(2019) “Democracy,” in Kang, Won-Taek et al., Understanding Politics (Seoul: Pakyoungsa), 1-35. (In Korean)

(2018) “Deliberation and Democracy: An Assessment of the Deliberative Minipublic,” Contemporary Politics 11(3), 69-104. (In Korean)

(2018) “Cyberspace and Human Rights,” in Han Sang-Jin (ed.), Asian Tradition and Cosmopolitan Politics (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books), 209-215. (Co-authored with Park, Joon-Yeon)

(2018) “Jürgen Habermas’s Theory of Global Governance,” Journal of Korean Politics 27(2), 29-55. (In Korean)

(2016) A Review Article for Western-Centrism and Contemporary Korean Political Thought. By In Kang Jung. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015. & Contemporary Korean Political Thought in Search of a Post-Eurocentric Approach. Edited by In Kang Jung. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014. Perspectives on Politics 14(4), 1198-1200.

(2016) “Citizen Politics and Democracy,” Korean Political Science Review 50(5), 25-47. (In Korean)

(2015) “The Social and the Political in Luhmann,” Contemporary Political Theory 14(4), 355-376.






Democratic Theory, Continental and Critical Theory, Social Theory






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