Kim Sung-ho

Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Sep 2009 to Aug 2010

University Affiliation (Current)

University Affiliation

Kim Sung Ho (Ph.D., U. Chicago, 1997) teaches political philosophy and constitutional theory at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. He is Kim Koo Visiting Professor at the Department of Government at Harvard University (fall 2016 semester). He was previously a professor of political science at the University of California and Williams College. His studies in German political thought have been published as Max Weber’s Politics of Civil Society (Cambridge University Press, 2004/2007). Constitutionalism and democratic theories are his recent research concerns. As a HYI Visiting Scholar, he focused on a comparative-constitutional investigation of how liberal-democratic constitutionalism was transplanted—or “imposed” in the parlance of late— under the US military tutelage in occupied Japan (1946) and postcolonial Korea (1948). His research at HYI has been published as Making We the People: Democratic Constitutional Founding in Postwar Japan and South Korea (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

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