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Mark Beeson is Professor of International Politics in the Department of Political & International Studies at the University of Birmingham . His most recent publications include Institutions of the Asia-Pacific: ASEAN, APEC and Beyond (Routledge, 2009), Securing Southeast Asia: The Politics of Security Sector Reform (with Alex Bellamy , Routledge 2008), and Regionalism, Globalization and East Asia: Politics, Security and Economic Development (Palgrave, 2007). (Email : Eric Bidet is an associate professor at Hanguk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea. He was previously a full-time lecturer at Hongik University (2001-2003) and Sangmyung University (2000-2001), both in Korea. He completed his post-doctoral research at the European Commission, Seoul Delegation. He has published several book chapters and articles in French, English, and Japanese on social economy and Korea and economic sociology. (E-mail: Maria Raquel Freire is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies and Professor of International Relations at the School of Economics of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Her research focuses on peace studies, foreign policy, and security issues. She has authored several publications on these topics, including Conflict and Security in the Former Soviet Union: The Role of the OSCE (Ashgate, 2003). Her articles have appeared in Global Society, The Bologna Center Journal of International Affairs, and La Revue Internationale et Stratégique, among others. (E-mail: Carin Holroyd is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, Canada, where she is also a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. She is the author of Government, International Trade, and Laissez-Faire Capitalism CONTRIBUTORS (McGill-Queen’s, 2002) and co-author of Japan and the Internet Revolution (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003) and Innovation Nation: Science and Technology in 21st Century Japan (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). Her current research focuses on environmental businesses in Japan and a comparative study of national innovation systems. (E-mail: Whasun Jho is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Yonsei University and Director of the Center for Information Society Studies at the Institute of East and West Studies. Her research interests include international organization and cooperation, Asian regionalism, issues of global governance, and political economy of the information age. She has recently published articles in Telecommunications Policy, Governance, and The Korea Journal of International Studies. (E-mail: wsjho@yonsei. Hee-Kang Kim is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Administration at Korea University. Her research and teaching interests are in the fields of social/global justice, postcolonial feminism, nationalism/transnationalism, and multiculturalism. Her current research explores the theory and practice of Korean feminism, focusing on its postcolonial aspect. Her articles have appeared in various journals such as Public Affairs Quarterly, Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, and Women’s Studies International Forum. (E-mail: Hyunju Lee is a graduate student in the Department of Political Science & International Studies at Yonsei University, Korea. Her research interests include international environmental negotiation, the role of epistemic community and NGOs in environmental governance , and environment cooperation in Northeast Asia. (E-mail: Jeong Yeon Lee is Associate Professor of International Economics in the Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei University . His past experience includes extensive work in international organizations and policy institutions like the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy. He has also held research positions at Stanford University and the East-West Center. His research interests include international trade and finance, regional integration, financial sector development, savings and investment, productivity growth, and technological change. (E-mail: Sung-Hoon Park is Director of the EU Research Center and Professor of Economics and International Trade at the Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University. He has held several research fellowship and visiting professorships, including a 2003-2004 Fulbright Visiting Scholarship to the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at University of California, San Diego, USA. His research focuses primarily on international trade policy including WTO rules, European and Asian economic integration, and Korea’s external economic policies . (E...


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