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CONTRIBUTORS Young-Ja Bae is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Konkuk University in Seoul, Korea. He has worked as an associate research fellow at the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI) under the Ministry of Science and Technology. His most recent articles examine the global politics of science and technology, and the IT revolution and international political economy. (E-mail: Mumin Chen is an assistant professor in the Graduate Institute of Political Science, National Changhua University of Education, Tai­ wan. He has been a visiting scholar at the School of International Studies, Beijing University. From 2002 to 2004, he worked as spe­ cial assistant to Vice President Annette Lu of Taiwan, in charge of speech writing and analyses of foreign/cross-strait relations. His articles have been published in Taiwan in the Bulletin ofMainland Chinese Studies and Journal of Border Police. (E-mail: mumin@cc. Sunhyuk Kim is Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration at Korea University in Seoul. He has published books and articles on democratization, civil society, and Korea's economic crisis. His current work is on contentious politics and social protest, decentralization, and democratic consolidation in Korea, democracy and foreign policy, and regional integration. (Email : Philippe C. Schmitter is Professional Fellow at the European Uni­ versity Institute, Florence, Italy. He has published numerous arti­ cles on comparative politics, regional integration in Western Europe and Latin America, and the transition from authoritarian rule in Southern Europe and Latin America. He is coauthor of Gov­ ernance in the European Union (Sage, 1996). His current research interests include the political characteristics of the emerging Euro­ polity, the consolidation of democracy in Southern and Eastern countries, and the possibility of post-liberal democracy in Western Europe and North America. (E-mail: Minzi Su is a doctoral candidate in the Public Administration and Policy program at the Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University, Oregon. She has had extensive work experience in Chinese international trade companies and was an elected offi­ cial with responsibilities for foreign trade and investment at the city level. She has published in Chinese on international trade, investment and finance during the transition to a market-based economy. (E-mail: Kheang Un is Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northern Illinois University. His essays on contemporary Cambo­ dian politics have appeared in the Journal of Human Rights and Asian Survey. (E-mail: Peter Van Ness is a visiting fellow in the Contemporary China Centre and lectures on security in the Department of International Relations, both at Australian National University. His major publi­ cations include Revolution and Chinese Foreign Policy (University of California Press, 1970) and two edited volumes: Market Reforms in Socialist Societies: Comparing China and Hungary (Lynne Rienner, 1989), and Debating Human Rights: Critical Essays from the United States and Asia (Routledge, 1999). His most recent book is Con­ fronting the Bush Doctrine: Critical Views from the Asia-Pacific (RoutledgeCurzon , 2005), edited by Melvin Gurtov. (E-mail: pvan@ Seanon S. Wong is a graduate student at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China. He holds an M.A. in international relations from the University of Chicago. His research interests include international relations the­ ory, culture and identity under globalization, and Chinese foreign policy. (E-mail: Il-Hyun Yoon is a researcher in the Department of Economics, Korea University, engaged in work with the Brain Korea 21 Research Group. He recently received his Ph.D. in accounting and finance from Newcastle University Business School. He had previ­ ously worked in the financial industry in Korea and Hong Kong, mainly in charge of international financial business. His main research interests are the 1997 Korea financial crisis and subse­ quent failures of Korea's financial institutions. (E-mail: ihyoon58@ ...


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