Kang Miongsei is currently a leading researcher in the department of international politics and economics at the Sejong institute in Seoul, South Korea. He holds a degree in philosophy and an M.A. in political science from Korea University; and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California-Los Angeles. He has published several books, such as An Economic Crisis and Social Agreement (1999) and Politics for Labor and Welfare in Globalization and Post-industrial Society (2006). Dr. Kang’s research interests include the relationship between globalization and domestic politics, as well as game theory and the application of statistical models to industrialized developed countries.