Elites and Political Power in South Korea

Elites and Political Power in South Korea

by Byong-Man Ahn
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840649712

ISBN-13: 9781840649710

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

Elite ownership of government power in Korea exhibit particularities that give rise to unique problems, suggests Ahn (public administration, Hankuk U. of Foreign Studies, South Korea). He first examines the Korean political system in global context in order to tease out these particularities. He then describes the cultural and political matrix that gives rise to

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Elite ownership of government power in Korea exhibit particularities that give rise to unique problems, suggests Ahn (public administration, Hankuk U. of Foreign Studies, South Korea). He first examines the Korean political system in global context in order to tease out these particularities. He then describes the cultural and political matrix that gives rise to patterns of governing and political norms that allow the elites such power. The role of the political parties and the elite are discussed in terms of their "contribution to the vicious cycle of dominance." Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840649710
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of tablesvi
List of figuresix
Prefacex
Part IThe Pattern of Research Into Government
1.Korea and the Korean government3
Part IIThe Korean Political Culture and Bureaucracy
2.The political culture of Korea17
3.Bureaucracy of the Chosun dynasty30
4.Bureaucracy under the colonial rule44
5.The post-liberation bureaucracy56
Part IIITransition of the Korean Government
6.Shift of political power73
7.Change of the government structure106
8.The rulers131
9.The ruling elites150
10.Crucial elections and the cycle of party politics194
Part IVThe Dynamics of an Intra-Political System
11.The dynamics within the administrative system225
12.Dynamic relationship between the executive administration and politics: intervention and neutrality254
13.Dynamic relationship between the executive and legislative branch272
14.Dynamic relationship between politics and economy291
Index325

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