Hannes Mosler


► Short CV

Hannes B. Mosler holds the chair for Social Sciences of East Asia with focus on Politics and Society of Korea at the University of Duisburg-Essen, where he is affiliated with the Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST) and the Institute of Political Science (IfP). He received his PhD in Political Science from Seoul National University, and held positions of a lecturer and researcher at the Institute of Korean Studies (IKS), Freie Universität Berlin, between 2009 and 2013. From 2013 to 2019 he was Assistant Professor (W1) at the Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS) of Freie Universität Berlin, before he assumed the post of Professor (W2) for Korean Politics at the Institute of Korean Studies in 2019 of the same university. Since 2016, he is treasurer of IPSA Research Council 42 – Security, Integration and Unification, council member of the AKSE Council (since 2017), and member of the editorial board of Pacific Affairs (since 2019).

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► Recent Publications

Mosler, Hannes B. (2020): South Korea’s April Revolution through the Lens of West Germany. In: Korea Journal 60 (3): 118–150.

Mosler, Hannes B. (2020): The Contested Political Remembrance of the Kwangju Uprising and Presidential Speeches in South Korea. In: S/N Korean Humanities 6 (1): 47–92.

Mosler, Hannes B. (ed.) (2020): South Korea’s Democracy Challenge. Political System, Political Economy, and Political Society. Berlin: Peter Lang Academic Publishers.

Mosler, Hannes B. and Bong-Ki Lee (2019): The Elephant in the Unification Room: How North Koreans think about the Workers’ Party. In: Historical Social Research 44 (4): 325–349.

Mosler, Hannes B. and Hee Kyoung Chang (2019): Namnamgaldŭng – Partisan Media Framing of Political Polarization in South Korea. In: Korea Observer 50 (3), 331–354.

Mosler, Hannes B. (2019): Translating constitutional norms and ideas: Genesis and change of the German ‘Free Democratic Basic Order’ in Korea. In: Verfassung und Recht in Übersee 2: 195–223.

► Research Interests
  • Political and social questions of modern Korea
  • Political parties, party law, and election studies
  • Political system and government administration
  • Comparative Constitutional Law, comparative constitutional adjudication
  • Translation of ideas, norms, and institutions
  • Political / civic education
  • Political remembrance

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