Korean Politics; The Quest for Democratization and Economic Development / Edition 1

Korean Politics; The Quest for Democratization and Economic Development / Edition 1

by John Kie-Chiang Oh
     
 

Extraordinary political and economic changes have rocked the Republic of Korea over the past fifty years. John Oh, a Korean-born political scientist, has written a clear and insightful account of government and politics throughout this turbulent...See more details below

Overview

Extraordinary political and economic changes have rocked the Republic of Korea over the past fifty years. John Oh, a Korean-born political scientist, has written a clear and insightful account of government and politics throughout this turbulent...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801484582
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Series:
Cornell Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Map of Korea
Chronology and List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Traditional Society8
2A "Democratic" Republic on Trial, 1945-196124
3The First Military Coup and Economic Growth, 1961-197948
4The Usurpation of Power and the Demand for Democratization, 1979-198774
5The Transition and Economic Problems, 1987-199298
6The "Civilian and Democratic" Government, 1992-1993120
7Institutionalizing Political and Economic Reforms, 1993-1995138
8Corruption, the Trial, and the National Assembly, 1995-1996164
9A Leadership Crisis and the Economy, 1996-1997194
10The Economic Crisis and the Presidential Election, 1997-1998220
Conclusion240
Selected Bibliography247
Index251

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