Min-hyung KimMin-hyung Kim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science

Ph.D., University of Washington, 2008

Dr. Kim’s research interests include international relations theory, international security, international political economy, European integration, and comparative regionalism. He was a 2009-2010 Jean Monnet Fellow in the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. He is currently working on multiple projects regarding East Asian security, East Asian regionalism, South Korea’s foreign policy, and European integration. 

Courses Taught:

PSCI 102: International Politics
PSCI 212: International Politics of East Asia
PSCI 215: Politics of Developing Societies
PSCI 305: Theories of International Relations
PSCI 322: Politics of the European Union
PSCI 345: International Political Economy
PSCI 415: Senior Seminar

Selected Publications: 


“South Korea’s Strategy towards a Rising China, Security Dynamics in East Asia, and International Relations Theory,” in Asian Survey (2016, forthcoming).


" South Korea’s China Policy, Evolving Sino-ROK Relations, and Their Implications for East Asian Security,” in  Pacific Focus , Vol. 31. No. 1 (2016, forthcoming).


“Why Provoke? The Sino-U.S. Competition in East Asia and North Korea’s Strategic Choice,” in Journal of Strategic Studies  (2016, forthcoming), Published online first, 11 May 2015, DOI: 10.1080/01402390.2015.1035433, currently accessible at http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/EcSa4p9eeY8cycWM4kCW/full


"States Choose but not Under Circumstances of Their Own Making: A New  Interpretation of the Integration Debate in Light of the European Financial Crisis”  (with James A. Caporaso), in James A. Caporaso and Martin Rhodes eds., The Political and Economic Dynamics of the Eurozone Crisis (Oxford University Press, 2016). pp. 15-47.


“Theorizing National Preference Formation” in Cambridge Review of International Affairs (2016, forthcoming); Published online first, 19 August 2014, D10.1080/09557571.2014.936362, accessible at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09557571.2014.936362#.VCt97FfCnXQ


“Still a Regulatory State? The European Union and the Financial Crisis” (with James A. Caporaso, Warren N. Durrett, and Richard B. Wesley), Journal  of European Public Policy, Vol. 22, No. 7 (2015), pp. 889-907, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2014.988638

“Integration Theory and ASEAN Integration,” Pacific Focus, Vol. 29, No. 3 (2014), pp. 374-394. 


"Globalization: Trends, Limits, and Controversies" (with James A. Caporaso) in Mario Telo and Vivien Schmidt ed. Globalization, Europe, Multilateralism: Towards a Better Global Governance? (Ashgate, 2014), pp. 15-31; 

"The Maastricht Treaty at Twenty: A Greco-European Tragedy" (with James A. Caporaso) in Journal of European Integration, Vol. 34, No. 6 (2012), pp. 769-869 — reprinted in Thomas Christiansen and Simon Duke eds., The Maastricht Treaty: Second Thoughts after 20 Years (Routledge, 2013), pp. 85-105; 

"Why Does A Small Power Lead? ASEAN Leadership in Asia-Pacific Regionalism" in Pacific Focus, Vol.27, No.1 (2012), pp. 111-134; 

"Theorizing ASEAN Integration" in Asian Perspective Vol. 35, No. 3 (2011), pp. 407-435;

 "State Preferences and Institutional Feedback: CAP and European Integration" in International Political Science Review, Vol. 31, No. 3 (2010), pp. 323-345; 

"The Dual Nature of European Identity: Subjective Awareness and Coherence" (with James A. Caporaso) in Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 16, No. 1 (2009), pp. 19-42;