Huck-ju Kwon is a professor at the Graduate School of Public Administration of Seoul National University. His researches democracy and governance, international development policy and comparative social policy in East Asia. He is currently carrying out research into the balance between democratic control and bureaucratic autonomy, focusing on the Korean government. This study examines the relationship between elected governors and bureaucracy in the post-developmental era from a view point of accountability.
He has also studied international development cooperation with fragile state with particular attention to state-building and social protection in those situations. He has published, ‘Bring back institution capability in fragile situations: Implications for global social policy’, Global Social Policy (2018), and ‘Poverty Reduction and Good Governance’ (Development and Change, 2014). Kwon has also published a number of books including, Korean State and Social Policy (Oxford University Press 2011) and Transforming the Developmental Welfare State in East Asia (Palgrave, 2005).
He was president of the Korean Association of International Development and Cooperation, and the Harvard-Yenching Scholar, Harvard University (2013-14). He directed the Global Research Network on Social Protection in East Asia, funded by the Korea Research Council. Previously he worked as Research Co-ordinator at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD). He served as a Co-editor of Global Social Policy.
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