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Dr. Jaemin Shim

 沈載珉 博士

Assistant Professor





Research Interests

  • Mass-elite representation gap in old and new democracies, with specific focus on causes, measurement strategies, and normative implications
  • Comparative welfare states of OECD countries, with special focus on East Asian countries
  • Gender Politics of Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, with special focus on legislative politics
  • Multi-methods, with special focus on social network analysis and media content analysis

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Publications (Peer Reviewed)

  1. Shim, Jaemin (forthcoming). Substantive Representation of Women and Policy-Vote trade-offs: Does Supporting Women Bills Increase Legislator’s Reelection Chance? Journal of Legislative Studies

  2. Shim, Jaemin (2022). Overpromising Social Welfare Benefits? Electoral Competition and Welfare Politics in Taiwan. Journal of East Asian Studies, 22(1): 99-123

  3. Shim, Jaemin (2021). Gender Politics and Legislative Networks in Taiwan: An Analysis of Women-Bill Co-Sponsorship and Bill Success, Parliamentary Affairs, 74(3): 639-661

  4. Shim, Jaemin (2021). Gender and Politics in Northeast Asia: Legislative Patterns of Female Legislators in Korea and Taiwan, Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, 42 (2): 138-155

  5. Cho, Seo-Young, Eric Ballbach, Daniela Claus-Kim, Hyun Gyung Kim, Eun-Jeung Lee, and Jaemin Shim (2020). South Korea's Soft Power in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Analysis of the Expert Survey in Europe. Seoul Journal of Economics, 33(4).

  6. Shim, Jaemin and Sergiu Gherghina (2020). Measuring the Mass-Elite Preference Congruence: Findings from a Meta-Analysis and Introduction to the Symposium, European Political Science, 19 (4): 509-527

  7. Shim, Jaemin (2020). Left is Right and Right is Left? Partisan Difference on Social Welfare and Particularistic Benefits in South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan, Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 36 (1): 25-41

  8. Shim, Jaemin (2019). The Legislature and Agenda Politics of Social Welfare: A Comparative Analysis of Authoritarian and Democratic Regimes in South Korea, Democratization, 26 (7): 1235-1255

Publications (Non-peer Reviewed)

  1. Shim, Jaemin (2022). Politicization of Social Investment in the Media and Legislature in North East Asia, Garritzmann, J, Hausermann, S, and Palier, B. (eds), The World Politics of Social Investment: Volume II, Oxford University Press. DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197601457.003.0010

  2. Shim, Jaemin (2021). Mass-Elite Representation Gap in Old and New Democracies: Two Caveats for a Global Level Comparison. East Asia Today.  Heidelberg University Transcultural Studies working paper series, (13).

  3. Shim, Jaemin (2021). South Korea’s Social Policy Response to Covid-19: Swift and Bipartisan Attempts. Covid-19 Social Policy Response Series, Bremen: Collaborative Research Centre 1342, (7).

  4. Shim, Jaemin (2020). Elections in the Time of Pandemics: The 2020 South Korean Legislative Election from a Comparative Perspective. Korea Focus. Freie Universität Berlin Institute of Korean Studies Working Paper, (10).

  5. Shim, Jaemin (2020). Public Perception at the Crossroads: COVID-19 and the Media Depiction of EU Countries in South Korea. Korea Focus. Freie Universität Berlin Institute of Korean Studies Working Paper, (04).

  6. Shim, Jaemin (2020). Book Review of “Democracy under Threat” by Munshi, S. (eds), Czech Sociological Review, 56 (3)

  7. Shim, Jaemin (2018). Mind the Gap! Comparing Gender Politics in Japan and Taiwan. GIGA Focus Asia, (05).

Research Grants (External)

  • Principal Investigator. Representing Women and Facing Electoral Disadvantage? A Mixed-method Analysis of Policy-career Trade-offs in South Korea and Taiwan. Early Career Scheme.
    Project Period (Sep 2021 – Aug 2024).
    Research Grants Council, Hong Kong (SAR)