SCIPS

The Scandinavian Institute for Policy Studies (SCIPS, organization number 802446-9424) was founded with the purpose of contributing to sustainable development, enhancing quality of life and building successful society.

In order to fulfill the above-mentioned purposes, three activities are driven: research, education, publication and international conference.

Since 2011, the SCIPS has acquired the status for inviting international visiting scholars approved by the Swedish Research Council (FF-2015-393, See the entire list of the Swedish universities and research institutes with the status).


Main focus of research touches upon addressing conditions for sustainable development, enhancing quality of life and building successful society. Globalization, global warming and migration have changed conditions of development in established industries and, more harshly, in developing countries. One of issues in the research activities is the Swedish and Korean Model. These two countries have undergone unique process in building democracy, welfare state and market economy.


What made them so successful in building democratic institutions and how have the two countries successively built up market economy under the conditions of poverty, social tension and widespread corruption? In the Swedish case, she has been so successful in terms of building welfare state with social security net and high tax rate supported by the people. Koreans have successfully built up a market economy transformed from a war-torn industries to world's leading high-tech industries. These two countries have fought effectively to reduce widespread corruptions. The unique experiences of Sweden and Korea would be of great value for developing countries that lack knowledge, skills, and human resources to overcome challenges ahead in building political, social and economic institutions.


Another activities of the institute is to host an international conference and to provide seminars. The "Stockholm Social Forum" to be held on annual basis provides a meeting place for opinion leaders - politicians, young political aspirants, scholars, bureaucrats, practitioners and journalists - from developing as well as developed countries. Seminars may also offered for those who are interested in discussing diverse problems caused by ongoing changes: global warming, globalization and border-crossing migration.


Anyone who supports the purposes of the institute can be a member. Members will be given priorities to participate in conference and seminars. For members, results from research will also be shared.


The SCIPS carries out both theoretical/empirical studies and publication of articles and books in the following research themes:


  • The Swedish (Nordic) Model
  • Political leaders and political parties of the Nordic States
  • Enhancement of quality of life
  • Building successful society
  • Politics of happiness
  • Sustainable development
  • Political productivity
  • Government size, structure and effectiveness in bureaucracy
  • SOU and the law-making process
  • Swedish Budget politics
  • Government transition process
  • Good government and anti-corruption politics
  • Institutional remedies for prevention of social conflicts
  • Distribution of resources, economic growth and social welfare
  • Environmental and energy policy
  • Gender and democracy
  • ODA for democracy building
  • Fighting corruptions and confidence building
  • Multiculturalism and integration policy
  • Civic education and democracy promotion
  • Education for creative and critical thinking
  • Sustainable development and distributional justice
  • Community building in Scandinavian style
  • Sustainable city planning and construction
  • Immigration policy and right extremism

CONSULTATIVE EXPERT GROUP

  • Adolphe Lawson, Ph.D., former Executive Secretary of Advisory Board of Corruption, African Union
  • Stanislaw Zyborowicz, Ph.D., Institute of Journalism and Political Science, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
  • Kwangsoo Yang, Ph.D., Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Nagasaki
  • Hyeong-Joon Kim, Ph.D. in Political Science, Professor, Myeong Ji University
  • Jin-Ho Kim, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Political Science, Jeju National University
  • Sven E O Hort, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Sociology, Linnaeus University, Sweden
  • Kwang-Seop Shin, former CEO of Swetra and former Chair of the Korean Swedish Association

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

  • Yonhyok Choe, Director
  • Go Eun Lee, Administrative staff manager and research staff for historical data analysis
  • Tammy Lee Park, Research staff for historical data analysis
  • Se Whee Park, Administrative and archive management staff
  • Ji Hyun Lee, Administrative staff for Stockholm Social Forum
  • Do Hee Kim, Administrative staff for Stockholm Social Forum and research staff for political analysis

RESEARCH FELLOW

  • Hee Jeong Hong, Ph.D., Public Administration
  • Seung Hee Yun, Ph.D., Social Policy
  • Go Eun Lee, MA., Sociology

VISITING RESEARCHER

  • Jin-Ho Kim, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Political Science, Jeju National University, Visiting professor
  • Young Lee, Ph.D., Kyungseong University, Visiting fellow
  • Jumho Bae, Ministry of Justice, Visiting fellow
  • Kwangsoo Yang, Ph.D., Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Nagasaki, Visiting professor
  • Jang Seob Kwon, Ph.D., Transportation Planning Division, Multifunctional Administrative City Construction Agency in Korea, Visiting fellow
  • Ki-Ryon Shin, Ministry of Justice, Visiting fellow
  • Jae Myong Lee, The Hankyoreh, Visiting fellow
  • Ji Eun Lee, The Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea, Visiting fellow
  • Han Il Lim, Ministry of Employment and Labor, Visiting fellow
  • Young Joo Kwon, Ministry of Justice, Visiting fellow

INTERN

2016

  • Hyelim Park, Ewha Womens University, BA
  • Yoonjeong Woo, Ewha Womens University, BA

2014

  • Mingyo Jeon, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Shadow Cabinet Training Program

2013

  • Yeongje Lee, Konkuk University, Stockholm Forum
  • Kunju Im, Konkuk University, Stockholm Forum
  • Sooji Son, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Stockholm Forum
  • Hyewon Jeong, University of Seoul, Stockholm Forum
  • Yuna Kim, University of Seoul, Stockholm Forum
  • Jihae Yoon, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Stockholm Forum
  • Hyelim Ahn, Uppsala University, Stockholm Forum
  • Jieun Lee, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Stockholm Forum

2012

  • Youngeun Chung, Uppsala University, Stockholm Forum
  • Seo-Young Kim, Hanyang University, Stockholm Forum
  • Hyerin Park, Hanyang University, Stockholm Forum
  • Yongsun Park, Ajou University, Stockholm Forum