Seung commenced his PhD research in RegNet in 2012. His thesis examines diverse aspects of reciprocity harnessed at the regulatory frontline and their consequences in regulation, with a primary, yet not exclusive, focus on prudential regulation in Australia and South Korea. Before coming to RegNet, he completed his PhD coursework in Political Thoughts at Korea University. He also worked as a project coordinator at the Center for Values and Ethics, East Asia Institute, where he coordinated various international research collaborations on Collective Wisdom, Inherited Responsibility, Patriotism without Nationalism, among others. His research has appeared in various edited volumes and peer-reviewed journals including Regulation & Governance and Korean Political Science Review.
Regulation and Governance; Responsive regulation; Regulatory enforcement; Prudential regulation; Childcare regulation; Neo-republicanism; Deliberative Democracy
Former PhD student
Dr Hong graduated from the RegNet PhD program in 2016. He was a recipient of the Kapyong Commemorative Postgraduate Scholarship. His thesis topic was ‘Reciprocity at the Frontline: Responsive Relational Regulation in Australia and South Korea’.