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Hae-yung Song (송해영)
Position :  Post-Doctoral Researcher
Degree   :  

Ph.D in Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

E-mail     :  haeyungsong@yonsei.ac.kr
Research Area :  

State and Development Theory, Political Economy of South Korea, Global Ageing, Critical Pedagogy and Living Lab

      Career (Academic)
         - Sept. 2019 – present 
                     Lecturer, Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea

         - Nov. 2017 – June. 2018

                     Visiting Fellow, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick, UK

         - Jan. 2017 – Sept. 2017

                     Teaching Fellow, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick, UK

         - Oct. 2011 – June. 2012

                     Associate Lecturer, Department of Politics, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK 

         - Jan. 2009 – May. 2010

                     Seminar Tutor, Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS, University of London, UK

         - I am a Peer Reviewer for New Political Economy, Third World Quarterly, Antipode, Sociological Review,

                     Cambridge Journal of Economics, Journal of Contemporary Asia and Historical Materialism

     Career (Professional)

         - Nov.2020 – Aug. 2023

                     General-Secretary, ASEM Global Ageing Center, Seoul, South Korea

         - Oct. 2012 – Dec. 2016

                     Senior Researcher, The Embassy of the Republic of Korea, London, UK

         - Feb. 2002 – June 2003

                     English Editor, International Cooperation Division, Korea Customs Service, Daejeon, South Korea

                     (*Awarded Korea Customs Service Commissioner’s Prize)



      Academic Publications


                        Journal of Contemporary Asia, vol. 52(4), pp. 628-652

         - 2020    Monograph: State, Class and Developmentalism in South Korea: Development as Fetish,

                        Routledge (Routledge Advances in Korean Studies) (paperback published in June 2021);

                        Chinese translation forthcoming with Jiangsu People’s Publishing House, Nanjing, China

         - 2019    ‘From Getting the Development Question Wrong to Bringing Emancipation Back In: Re-reading Alice Amsden’,

                        Development and Change, vol. 50(6), pp. 1554-1578

         - 2015    ‘Re-orienting the Critique of the Capitalist World-System Beyond the Dichotomy of Trade vs. Production

                        Relations’, symposium on André Gunder Frank’s ReOrienting the 19th Century,

                        Journal of World-Systems Research, vol. 21(1), pp. 174–183

         - 2013    ‘Marxist Critiques of the Developmental State and the Fetishism of National Development’,

                        Antipode, vol. 45(5), pp. 1254-1276

         - 2013    ‘Democracy against Labour: The Dialectic of Democratisation and De-democratisation in Korea’,

                        Journal of Contemporary Asia, vol. 43 (2), pp. 338-362 (*Journal of Contemporary Asia Prize 2014 Winner)

         - 2011    ‘Theorising the Korean State beyond Institutionalism: Class Content and Form of “National” Development’,

                        New Political Economy, vol. 16 (3), pp. 281-302

         - 2011    ‘The Korean Developmental State and Its Neo-Liberal Transition in the World System’,

                        in Patrick Manning and Barry Gills (eds.) André Gunder Frank and Global Development (Routledge), pp. 211-31

         - 2010      ‘The Developmental State and Neo-Liberal Transition in South Korea’,

                        in Alfredo Saad-Filho and Galip Yalman (eds.) Economic Transitions to Neoliberalism in

                        Middle Income Countries: Policy Dilemmas, Crises, Mass Resistance (Routledge), pp. 141-53



       Presentations (selected)


         - ‘Elder Poverty and Inequality in the Developing Countries and International Development’,

            KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency) Roundtable, The 13th World Conference of Gerontechnology,

            Daegu, South Korea, October 2022 

         - ‘Open Marxism and the Question of National Development’, paper given at Institute for Social Science,

            Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, South Korea, August 2019

         - ‘The Global Social Origins of the Korean Developmental State’, paper given at Institute of Development Studies,

            University of Sussex, UK, October 2014

         - ‘A Cultural Critique of Confucian Capitalism from a Transnational and Intersectional Perspective:

            The Dialectic of Universality and Specificity of ‘National Culture’,

            paper given at Conference Intersectionality and the Spaces of Belonging,

            School of Social Sciences, University of Bangor, UK, June 2012

         - ‘Confronting the National before the Global: State-Centrism in IPE Theories’,

            paper given at Conference Confronting the Global: Alternatives, Alterity, Solidarity,

            Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick, UK, September 2011

         - ‘Democracy against Labour: Dialectic of Democratisation and De-democratisation in Contemporary Korea’,

            paper given at IIPPE Conference on Neoliberalism and the Crises of Economic Science,

            Istanbul University, Turkey, May 2011

         - ‘Theorising the Korean Developmental State: A Critique of the Fetishism of National Development’,

            paper given at Historical Materialism Conference, New School for Social Research, New York, US, May 2011

         - ‘Demystifying Asian Development: Is There Good or Bad Capitalist Development?’,

            paper given at Conference Still the Asian Century?, Department of Politics and International Studies,

            University of Birmingham, UK, September 2008

         - ‘The Korean Developmental State and Its Neo-Liberal Transition in the World System’,

            paper given at Conference André Gunder Frank’s Legacy of Critical Social Science,

            University of Pittsburgh, US, April 2008

         - ‘The Korean Developmental State and Neo-Liberal Transition’,

            paper given at Conference Transition to Neoliberalism in Middle Income Countries,

            The Turkish Social Science Association, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, February 2008




       Other Activities


         - Blogger, ‘Talking about the Human Rights of Older Persons’ – Web-posting of Interview Summaries with

                            Specialists in Global Ageing and the Human Rights of Older Persons in English and Korean


         - Editor, ‘A Comparative Study of ASEM Partners’ Penson Policy: UK, Italy, Slovenia, Korea, Vietnam and Thailand’,

                         ASEM Global Ageing Center (Jan. 2021 – Dec. 2021)