Brandon Beomseob Park
- Department Research Seminar Organiser
- Module Convenor of Politics of the Welfare State (PO2PWS) and Comparative Election & Voting Behaviour (PIM99)
- Co-teaching in PIM49 and 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.
I am interested in supervising students working in voting behaviour, particularly on the topics of economic voting, vote-popularity functions, electoral violence/manipulations, and the effect of coercive diplomacy such as economic sanctions.
Research centres and groups
Economics and Elections: Then, Now & the Future
Economics and Politics Revisited
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.
- 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
- Park, B. ORCID: 0000-0001-7656-3609 and Shin, J. (2021) The effects of voters’ relative evaluations of government response to COVID-19 on government trust, satisfaction of democracy, and national pride in South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. Korean Party Studies Review , 20 (3). pp. 131-165. ISSN: 1598-5008 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.30992/KPSR.2021.09.20.3.131
- Park, B. ORCID: 0000-0001-7656-3609 (2021) How does a relative economy affect voter turnout?. Political Behavior ISSN: 1573-6687 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11109-021-09736-4
- Goldring, E. , Park, B. ORCID: 0000-0001-7656-3609 , Williams, L. (2020) Should we talk about the weather? How party competition and coalition participation influence parties’ attention to economic issues. Party Politics , 26 (6). pp. 730-743. ISSN: 1460-3683 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1354068818806545
- Cho, Y. and Park, B. ORCID: 0000-0001-7656-3609 (2019) Electoral competitiveness and perceived election quality: unraveling the mediational role of district-level turnout in the 2016 Korean legislative election. Journal of Future Politics , 19 (2). pp. 31-60. ISSN: 2233-7148
- Heffington, C. , Park, B. ORCID: 0000-0001-7656-3609 , Williams, L. (2019) The “Most Important Problem” dataset (MIPD): a new dataset on American issue importance. Conflict Management and Peace Science , 36 (3). pp. 312-335. ISSN: 0738-8942 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0738894217691463
- Park, B. ORCID: 0000-0001-7656-3609 and Shin, J. (2019) Do the welfare benefits weaken the economic vote? A cross-national analysis of the welfare state and economic voting. International Political Science Review , 40 (1). pp. 108-125. ISSN: 0192-5121 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0192512117716169
- Park, B. ORCID: 0000-0001-7656-3609 , Frantzeskakis, N. , Shin, J. (2019) Who is responsible? The effect of clarity of responsibility on voter turnout. West European Politics , 42 (3). pp. 464-494. ISSN: 1743-9655 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2018.1479497
- Park, B. ORCID: 0000-0001-7656-3609 (2019) How do sanctions affect incumbent electoral performance?. Political Research Quarterly , 72 (3). pp. 744-759. ISSN: 1938-274X | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1065912918804102
- Park, B. ORCID: 0000-0001-7656-3609 (2019) Compared to what? Media-guided reference points and relative economic voting. Electoral Studies , 62 ISSN: 0261-3794 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2019.102085