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Steven Denney

Steven Denney

Steven Denney is a doctoral student in the department of political science at the University of Toronto. He is the managing editor of the research site Sino-NK and holds an MA in Global Affairs and Policy from Yonsei University. Steven’s research interests span two fields: politics and society of Korea and political culture. The former interest speaks to his inner Koreanist while his disciplinary training drives the latter.

Follow him on Twitter: @StevenDenney86.

Young South Koreans' Realpolitik Attitude Towards the North
January 16, 2016
Young South Koreans' Realpolitik Attitude Towards the North
Young South Koreans are more likely to be hawkish toward North Korea -- particularly in the face of provocations.
Young South Koreans' Realpolitik Attitude Towards the North
Why the 'Comfort Women' Deal Will Hold
January 06, 2016
Why the 'Comfort Women' Deal Will Hold
With popular support, the Japan-South Korea comfort women agreement seems likely to succeed.
Why the 'Comfort Women' Deal Will Hold
2015 Ends on a Higher Point for South Korea's President Park
January 02, 2016
2015 Ends on a Higher Point for South Korea's President Park
Despite a number of scandals, South Korea's president saw her approval rating climb in 2015.
2015 Ends on a Higher Point for South Korea's President Park
An Identity Crisis for South Korea's Opposition
December 31, 2015
An Identity Crisis for South Korea's Opposition
A high-profile defection highlights the way personal politics stifle Korean democracy.
An Identity Crisis for South Korea's Opposition
South Korea's Labor Protests Weren't an Aberration
December 11, 2015
South Korea's Labor Protests Weren't an Aberration
South Korea's labor protests should come as no surprise -- and you can expect more to follow.
South Korea's Labor Protests Weren't an Aberration
Kim Young-sam’s Legacy
November 30, 2015
Kim Young-sam’s Legacy
Placing the life of a Korean president in context.
Kim Young-sam’s Legacy
The Declining Power of Inter-Korean Reunions
November 19, 2015
The Declining Power of Inter-Korean Reunions
As historical memories fade, sympathy is waning.
The Declining Power of Inter-Korean Reunions
Number of Irregular Workers Continue to Rise in South Korea
November 10, 2015
Number of Irregular Workers Continue to Rise in South Korea
South Korea's economic inequality keeps getting worse.
Number of Irregular Workers Continue to Rise in South Korea
How South Korea's Growing Multiculturalism Could Complicate Unification
October 31, 2015
How South Korea's Growing Multiculturalism Could Complicate Unification
A new report underscores the challenges of integrating "new Koreans" in the event of national unification.
How South Korea's Growing Multiculturalism Could Complicate Unification
Multicultural Korea and Its Discontents
October 24, 2015
Multicultural Korea and Its Discontents
The number of multicultural South Korean families has doubled since 2007.
Multicultural Korea and Its Discontents
South Korea's Other History War
October 16, 2015
South Korea's Other History War
South Korea reverts to its old system of state-produced history textbooks, sparking a national debate.
South Korea's Other History War
South Korea's Opposition Gained Ground in September
October 03, 2015
South Korea's Opposition Gained Ground in September
Despite intra-party feuds, both the NPAD and its leader, Moon Jae-in, received a popularity boost last month.
South Korea's Opposition Gained Ground in September
Is South Korea's Liberal Opposition Party About to Split?
October 02, 2015
Is South Korea's Liberal Opposition Party About to Split?
Rumors of a new party forming in the NPAD's traditional stronghold continue to swirl.
Is South Korea's Liberal Opposition Party About to Split?
Is South Korea Now 'Hell Chosun'?
September 25, 2015
Is South Korea Now 'Hell Chosun'?
The idea of Korea as "Hell Chosun" captures a creeping sense of futility among young South Koreans.
Is South Korea Now 'Hell Chosun'?
The Mixed Legacy of a South Korean Dictator
September 17, 2015
The Mixed Legacy of a South Korean Dictator
Polling data suggests South Koreans approve of Park Chung-hee himself, but disapprove of the system he used to rule.
The Mixed Legacy of a South Korean Dictator
South Korea's Migrant Workers in the Public Eye
September 10, 2015
South Korea's Migrant Workers in the Public Eye
The hardships faced by foreign workers in South Korea are slowing gaining more public attention.
South Korea's Migrant Workers in the Public Eye
South Korea's Economic Dependence on China
September 04, 2015
South Korea's Economic Dependence on China
South Korea's export woes show just how dependent its economy is on markets abroad -- especially China.
South Korea's Economic Dependence on China
South Korea's Militarization, as Seen on Facebook
August 28, 2015
South Korea's Militarization, as Seen on Facebook
Younger South Koreans tend to be "national security conservatives," and their social media posts reflect this.
South Korea's Militarization, as Seen on Facebook
Relax, the Korean Peninsula Is Not on the Brink of War
August 22, 2015
Relax, the Korean Peninsula Is Not on the Brink of War
South Korea’s brinkmanship-born pragmatism doesn’t support war, but it does suggest changing attitudes toward the North.
Relax, the Korean Peninsula Is Not on the Brink of War
Twitter Says: South Koreans Not Satisfied with Abe’s Speech
August 15, 2015
Twitter Says: South Koreans Not Satisfied with Abe’s Speech
The initial response on social media was overwhelmingly negative.
Twitter Says: South Koreans Not Satisfied with Abe’s Speech
South Korea's Next Growth Frontier: Fintech
August 13, 2015
South Korea's Next Growth Frontier: Fintech
Regulators in South Korea are hoping to nurture growth in the rising financial technology industry,
South Korea's Next Growth Frontier: Fintech
Understanding Economic Change in North Korea
August 07, 2015
Understanding Economic Change in North Korea
How will North Korea's economic changes impact the country’s political and social future?
Understanding Economic Change in North Korea
Is South Korea's Intelligence Agency Spying on Its Own Citizens?
August 01, 2015
Is South Korea's Intelligence Agency Spying on Its Own Citizens?
Leaked documents suggest Korea's NIS was trying to spy on its own citizens via the Kakao Talk app.
Is South Korea's Intelligence Agency Spying on Its Own Citizens?
Youth Unemployment at 15-Year High in South Korea
July 31, 2015
Youth Unemployment at 15-Year High in South Korea
Youth unemployment--and corresponding pessimism--is riding high in South Korea.
Youth Unemployment at 15-Year High in South Korea
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