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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.

Posts by Steven Denney
March 01, 2019

South Korean Conservatives: What Now?

By Steven Denney
Can South Korea’s once-strong right recover from damaging scandals and infighting?

February 24, 2017

South Korea at a Crossroads

By Steven Denney
As a president’s fate hangs in the balance, South Korea is in a state of pervasive political uncertainty.
January 16, 2016

Young South Koreans' Realpolitik Attitude Towards the North

By Steven Denney
Young South Koreans are more likely to be hawkish toward North Korea -- particularly in the face of provocations.

January 06, 2016

Why the 'Comfort Women' Deal Will Hold

By Steven Denney
With popular support, the Japan-South Korea comfort women agreement seems likely to succeed.

January 02, 2016

2015 Ends on a Higher Point for South Korea's President Park

By Steven Denney
Despite a number of scandals, South Korea's president saw her approval rating climb in 2015.

December 31, 2015

An Identity Crisis for South Korea's Opposition

By Steven Denney
A high-profile defection highlights the way personal politics stifle Korean democracy.
December 11, 2015

South Korea's Labor Protests Weren't an Aberration

By Steven Denney
South Korea's labor protests should come as no surprise -- and you can expect more to follow.

November 30, 2015

Kim Young-sam’s Legacy

By Steven Denney
Placing the life of a Korean president in context.

November 19, 2015

The Declining Power of Inter-Korean Reunions

By Steven Denney
As historical memories fade, sympathy is waning.

November 10, 2015

Number of Irregular Workers Continue to Rise in South Korea

By Steven Denney
South Korea's economic inequality keeps getting worse.

October 31, 2015

How South Korea's Growing Multiculturalism Could Complicate Unification

By Steven Denney
A new report underscores the challenges of integrating "new Koreans" in the event of national unification.
October 24, 2015

Multicultural Korea and Its Discontents

By Steven Denney
The number of multicultural South Korean families has doubled since 2007.

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