Se Jin Koo
Professor Koo specializes in Comparative Politics and Methods with an emphasis on political parties and party systems, executive politics, quantitative methods, content analysis, politics in East Asia. She taught at Texas A&M University and the University of California San Diego prior to joining Nazarbayev University.
Professor Koo’s current research focuses on ideological linkage between parties and voters and the role and motivation of party activists in Asia. She conducted fieldwork in South Korea and Mongolia (in-depth interviews and surveys) and is expanding her survey dataset to party activists in Taiwan. Her recent paper on intra-party democracy and party activism is forthcoming in Party Politics.
Courses Taught at NU
PLS140 Introduction to Comparative Politics
PLS210 Political Science Research Methods
PLS211 Quantitative Methods in Political Science
PLS340 Politics of East Asia
PLS447/557 Comparative Political Parties
PhD, Political Science, Texas A&M University – College Station
MA, Political Science, Seoul National University
BA, Political Science, Seoul National University
Koo, S., 2018
Party Activists in South Korea and Mongolia: Programmatic Linkages and Policy Motivations
Koo, S., 2018 In : Journal of East Asian Studies.
Can Intra-party Democracy Save Party Activism? Evidence from Korea
Koo, S., 2018 In : Party Politics.