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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
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October 16, 2015

South Korea's Other History War

By Steven Denney
South Korea reverts to its old system of state-produced history textbooks, sparking a national debate.
October 03, 2015

South Korea’s Opposition Gained Ground in September

By Steven Denney
Despite intra-party feuds, both the NPAD and its leader, Moon Jae-in, received a popularity boost last month.

October 02, 2015

Is South Korea's Liberal Opposition Party About to Split?

By Steven Denney
Rumors of a new party forming in the NPAD's traditional stronghold continue to swirl.

September 25, 2015

Is South Korea Now 'Hell Chosun'?

By Steven Denney
The idea of Korea as "Hell Chosun" captures a creeping sense of futility among young South Koreans.

September 17, 2015

The Mixed Legacy of a South Korean Dictator

By Steven Denney
Polling data suggests South Koreans approve of Park Chung-hee himself, but disapprove of the system he used to rule.
September 10, 2015

South Korea's Migrant Workers in the Public Eye

By Steven Denney
The hardships faced by foreign workers in South Korea are slowing gaining more public attention.

September 04, 2015

South Korea's Economic Dependence on China

By Steven Denney
South Korea's export woes show just how dependent its economy is on markets abroad -- especially China.
August 28, 2015

South Korea's Militarization, as Seen on Facebook

By Steven Denney
Younger South Koreans tend to be "national security conservatives," and their social media posts reflect this.

August 22, 2015

Relax, the Korean Peninsula Is Not on the Brink of War

By Steven Denney
South Korea’s brinkmanship-born pragmatism doesn’t support war, but it does suggest changing attitudes toward the North.

August 15, 2015

Twitter Says: South Koreans Not Satisfied with Abe’s Speech

By Steven Denney
The initial response on social media was overwhelmingly negative.

August 13, 2015

South Korea's Next Growth Frontier: Fintech

By Steven Denney
Regulators in South Korea are hoping to nurture growth in the rising financial technology industry,
August 07, 2015

Understanding Economic Change in North Korea

By Steven Denney
How will North Korea's economic changes impact the country’s political and social future?

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