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Brandon Beomseob Park

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  • Module Convenor of Politics of the Welfare State (PO2PWS)
  • Co-teaching Inequality (PO1INE) 

Areas of interest

My research focuses on democratic accountability mechanism by looking at the role of the economy under globalisation and during foreign policy crises.

Specifically, I examine citizens’ capacity to constrain representatives for their policy performance home and abroad. My research is generally based on cross-sectional samples with regional specification in East Asia. For more details about my research, see my website brandonpark.net.

Postgraduate supervision

I am interested in supervising students on the topics of:

  • political economy
  • voting behaviour
  • coercive diplomacy.

Research centres and groups

Economics and Elections: Then, Now & the Future

Background

I joined the University of Reading in 2020. Prior to that I was a visiting assistant professor at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) for two years.

I received my PhD in political science from the University of Missouri in the US, following a master’s degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a masters’ degree in International Economics from the Berlin School of Economics and Law.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Comparative Politics, University of Missouri, USA, 2018
  • MSc Global Politics, London School of Economics
  • MA International Economics, Berlin School of Economics and Law
  • BA International Studies & English, Handong University, South Korea

Websites/blogs

 brandonpark.net

Publications