February 18, 2019

Dr. Yooil Bae gets the Best Book Prize

February 18, 2019

Dr. Yooil Bae’s book (South Korea’s Dual Local Democracy: Ideas, Institutions and Varieties of Decentralization) has been selected as the Best Book Prize winner by the Korean Association for Local Government Studies on February 15, 2019.

Dr. Yooil Bae’s co-authored journal article (with Yu-Min Joo, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy), titled “The Making of Gangnam: Social Construction and Identity of Urban Space in South Korea,” has been published (online first, 2019).

In this article, Dr. Bae and Dr. Joo attempt to explain why a particular urban place, the Gangnam area in the city of Seoul, Korea, has come to symbolize the rich and the powerful.

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