B.A. Business Administration. Yonsei University. 1996.
M.A. Sociology. Yonsei University. 1998
M.A. Sociology. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 2002.
Ph.D. Sociology. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 2005.
Areas of Interest
Comparative Welfare States, Civic Organizations, Social Movements
Cheol-Sung Lee's current research interests explore governance and welfare states, especially focusing on the effects of organizational configuration of civil society on the institutional changes and social policy outcomes. This research agenda further explores the ways in which changing size and configuration of associational activities affect regime changes, distributional and developmental outcomes, and the qualities and policy orientations of state institutions. The current research agenda includes the role of the linkages between unions and middle class- or community-based civic associations in enhancing the quality of government. The research extends to the importance of the organizational solidarity between union and women's movement organizations in accounting for women-friendly socio-political outcomes.
Professor Lee is currently the associate editor of the American Journal of Sociology.
Lee, Cheol-Sung. "Associational Networks and Welfare States in Argentina, Brazil, South Korea, and Taiwan." Forthcoming in World Politics.
Lee, Cheol-Sung. "Welfare States and Social Trust." Forthcoming in Comparative Political Studies.
Lee, Cheol-Sung, Young-Beom Kim, and Jae-Mahn Shim. 2011."The Limit of Equality Projects: Public Sector Expansion, Sectoral Conflicts, and Income Inequality in Post-Industrial Democracies." American Sociological Review 76: 100-124.
Lee, Cheol-Sung and Andrew Schrank. 2010. "Incubating Innovation or Cultivating Corruption? The Developmental State and the Life Sciences in Asia." Social Forces 88: 1231-1258.
Lee, Cheol-Sung. 2007. "Labor Unions and Good Governance: A Cross-National, Comparative Study." American Sociological Review 72: 585-609.
Lee, Cheol-Sung, François Nielsen, and Arthur Alderson. 2007. "Income Inequality, Global Economy, and the State." Social Forces 86: 77-112.
Lee, Cheol-Sung. 2007. "Why Do Some Employees Support Welfare States More than Others?: Skill Profiles and Social Policy Preferences in the United States" Social Science Research 36: 688-718.
Lee, Cheol-Sung. 2005. "International Migration, Deindustrialization, and Union Decline in 16 Affluent OECD Countries, 1962-1997." Social Forces 84: 71-88.
Lee, Cheol-Sung. 2005. "Income Inequality, Democracy, and Public Sector Size."American Sociological Review 70: 158-181.