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Kim, Mason. Forthcoming. Comparative Welfare Capitalism in East Asia: Productivist Models of Social Policy. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Kim, Mason. 2013. “What Drives Institutional Variation in Productivist Welfare Capitalism in East Asia?” Journal of Asian Politics and History, No.3: 27-58.  PDF  

Kim, Mason. 2012. “Economic Globalization, Democracy, and Social Protection: Welfare Capitalism in East Asia.” In New Dynamics in East Asian Politics: Security, Political Economy, and Society, ed. Zhiqun Zhu. New York: Continuum. Pp.125-147.  PDF

Kim, Mason. 2010. “Corporatism vs. Marketization: The Chinese Government’s Control of Labor Unions [Chinese].” In Social Classes in Transitional China, eds. Yang Su, Shizheng Feng, and Chunping Han. Beijing, China: Social Sciences Academic Press. Pp.84-107.  PDF (Chinese)  PDF (English)

Works in Progress

Kim, Mason. “Institutional Varieties of Productivist Welfare Capitalism: The Case of East Asia” Journal of Public Policy (Under review).  PDF  Supplementary Appendix

Kim, Mason, “Institutional Fragmentation of Social Protection in China: Patterns, Causes, and Consequences.” (Manuscript in progress).

Kim, Mason “Electoral Systems, Party Fragmentation, and Welfare State Development in New Democracies” (Manuscript in Progress).