Hannes Mosler


► Short CV

Hannes B. Mosler holds the Chair of East Asian Social Sciences with a focus on Korean politics and society 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 Ph.D. in Political Science from Seoul National University and was previously a lecturer, researcher, and professor at the Institute for Korean Studies (IKS) and the Graduate School for East Asian Studies (GEAS) at Freie Universität Berlin. His research interests include political systems, comparative (constitutional) law, civic education, memory politics, and social and political institutional change in East Asia, especially Korea.

► 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
► Recent Publications

Mosler, Hannes B. (2023): "Reaktionen auf Russlands Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine und Südkoreas Außenpolitik auf Abwegen," in: ASIEN – The German Journal on Contemporary Asia 164/165, 197–209.

Mosler, Hannes B. (2023): "The Nord Stream pipe dream: How an outdated Ostpolitik misguided Germany’s foreign policy toward Russia," in: The Korean Journal of International Studies 21(2), 239–276.

Mosler, Hannes B. (2023): "Out of Proportion: The 2019 Electoral Reform and the State of Representative Democracy in South Korea," in: Lim, Sojin. Politics, International Relations and Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula. London: Routledge, 1-30.

Mosler, Hannes B. (2023): "Politics of Memory in South Korea: President Yoon Suk-yeol's 2022 Memorial Address on the Kwangju Democracy Movement," in: Kim, Jeong-Young and Lasse Lehtonen (eds.). Proceedings from NAJAKS 2022, Finnish Oriental Society, 1-20.

Mosler, Hannes B. (2023): (book review) "Narratives of Civic Duty: How National Stories Shape Democracy in Asia by Aram Hur," Political Science Quarterly, https://doi.org/10.1093/psquar/qqad045.

Croissant, Aurel and Hannes B. Mosler (2023): "Das politische System Südkoreas," in: Derichs, Claudia, Thomas Heberer und Gunter Schubert (Hrsg.). Die politischen Systeme Ostasiens. Springer VS, 401-483.


► Recent Collaborative Project

PinEAD – Populism in East Asian Democracies

This joint project sets out to take a comparative and close look at Populism in East Asian Democracies (PinEAD) to understand the form populism takes in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan; the project is led by Axel Klein, Hannes Mosler (both IN-EAST) and Frédéric Krumbein (Tel Aviv).

► Recent Collaborative Project

Comparative Regionalism in New Eurasia: Trilateral Perspectives for ROK’s New Northern Policy (USA, Europe and Korea)

The aim of this project is to study South Korea’s New Northern Policy in the context of the challenges and opportunities given by China's Belt and Road Initiative and the US' Indo-Pacific Strategy, and to develop a Eurasian strategy, which through revitalization of minilateralism can contribute to the efforts of establishing a peace system on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia. The project is led by Prof. Jae-Seung Lee at Korea University, Seoul.

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