Publications

Academic Publications

I’m no longer updating this website: for an updated list of publications, see my University of Manchester page or my Academia.edu profile.

Publications before 2014:
With Se-Woong Koo 2013 “Distorting Democracy: Politics by Public Security in Contemporary
South Korea,” The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 11, Issue 48, No. 4, Link.
2013 “The Korean Thermidor: On political space and conservative reactions.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Volume 38, Issue 2, pages 299–310. PDF [Korean translation of an earlier version PDF].
2013 “Minjung Tactics in a Post-Minjung Era?  The Survival of Self-Immolation and Traumatic Forms of Labour Protest in South Korea.” In Gregor Gall (ed).  New Forms and Expressions of Conflict in the Workplace. London: Palgrave-Macmillian, pp 212-232. PDF.

With Bongman Seo.(2011) “Limits to Financialization? Locating Financialization within East Asian Exportist Economies.” Hitotsubashi University Invited Fellows Program Discussion Paper No. 21. 1-21

(2010) “The Constitutive Inside: Contingency, Hegemony and Labour’s Spatial Fix.” In Ann Cecilie Bergene, Sylvi B. Endresen, and Hege Merete Knutsen (eds.), Missing Links in Labour Geography, Surrey: Ashgate, 141-153. PDF

(2010) “The Terminal Crisis of the ‘Participatory Government’ and the Election of Lee Myung Bak.” Journal of Contemporary Asia Vol. 40,  No. 1,  pp. 23–44  PDF

(2010) With Robert Prey “Between Migrant and Minjung: The Changing Face of Migrant Cultural Activism in Korea,The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 12-02-10, 1-18 Link

(2007) “The Perils of Capitalist Nostalgia: Neoliberalism and the Postdevelopmental State.” Institute for the Study of Democracy and Social Movements Discussion Paper. Sungkonghoe University, Seoul, 1-24

(2005) With Owen Miller. “From APEC to WTO: Trajectories of Protest in Korea and East Asia.” The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 12-07-05, 1-9 Link

(2005) “An Annotated Bibliography of RIIM Publications Related to the Settlement Services Sector of Greater Vancouver: 1996-2004.”  RIIM Metropolis BC Working Paper Series 05-S1, 1-46 [Includes an introductory review of RIIM research to date] PDF

Dissertations and Theses

The Postdevelopmental State: The Reconfiguration of Political Space and the Politics of Economic Reform in South Korea. Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Geography, UBC, supervised by Jim Glassman

Learning from Lakewood: An Anthropology of Post War Suburbanization. Unpublished Undergraduate Thesis, completed on exchange at the University of California at Berkeley, supervised by Allan Pred

Book Reviews

(2012) “Asia as Method: Towards Deimperialization, by Kuan Hsing Chen.” EPD: Society and Space, link

(2010) “Korean Workers and Neoliberal Globalization, by Kevin Gray.” Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 40,  No. 1,175-177 PDF

Other selected publications

“Reckless Inequality: Dramatic arrests of Migrant Trade Union leadership highlight South Korea’s failed labour and migration policies.” Znet 04/23/2008, link

“South Korea: Labour strife escalates as new labour law comes into effect.” Znet, 07/17/2007, link

“The Kaesong Industrial Complex and its Discontents” 2007 Interlocals.net link

“Korean neoliberalism and empire” ZNET 07/11/2006, link

“The New Minjung? Migrant Workers in South Korea.” Korean Quarterly, 8 (4) 11-13, 2005. link

“Against Flexibilization: South Korean Unions Battle Against The Expansion Of Irregular Work.” Z NET 05/14/2005, link

“Towards a Transnational Grassroots: An interview with Kabir Uddin of the Equality Trade Union.” Z NET 01/5/2004, link

“Struggling for Human Rights in South Korea.” Rabble.ca 08/06/2003

“The Long March Through the Inquiries.” Canadian Dimensions Magazine.  November, 2001, 33-35.

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