Reader in Comparative Politics & Development Studies at SOAS, University of London
Dr. Tat Yan Kong is Reader in Comparative Politics & Development Studies at SOAS, University of London. His research focuses on comparative political economy (models of development, varieties of capitalism, socialist to market transitions) with particular reference to East Asia. He is also interested in security issues on the Korean Peninsula. He is the author of The Politics of Economic Reform in South Korea: A Fragile Miracle (London and New York: Routledge, 2000) His other publications include articles in journals such as Political Studies, British Journal of Political Science, Economy & Society, Politics & Society, Review of International Political Economy, New Political Economy, Government and Opposition, and Modern Asian Studies. He has also served as the Head of the Department of Politics & International Studies at SOAS (2006-10).