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Understanding Koean Politics

Understanding Koean Politics - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0791448908

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Publisher: State University of NY Press
Published: 2001
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Understanding Koean Politics - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0791448908

Soong Hoom Kil and Chung-in Moon

ISBN13: 978-0791448908
ISBN10: 0791448908
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: State University of NY Press

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This introduction to contemporary Korean politics examines the geopolitical and cultural setting, historical evolution, institutional foundation, political leadership, and political and administrative processes of Korean politics. It offers chapters on political determinants of the rise and decline of the Korean economy, foreign and unification policy of South Korea, and political development and decay in North Korea. It can be used as an introductory text on Korean politics, although some chapters go beyond the introductory level.

Table of Contents

List of Tables

1 Introduction: Understanding Korean Politics

Understanding Korean Politics: Four Legacies
Structure of the Book

2 Korean Politics: Setting and Political Culture

Geopolitical Setting
Economic Setting
Social Setting
Political Culture

3 Development of Korean Politics - A Historical Profile

American Occupation and the First and Second Republics (1945-1960)
In the Heart of Darkness: Political History of the Third through Sixth Republics
Broken Promises: Politics and Economy under the Kim Young Sam Government
Conclusion: Toward a New Political Horizon

4 The Institutional Foundations of Korean Politics

Institutions and Politics
Institutional Foundations of Korean Politics
Political Implications for Korean Politics

5 Political Leadership in Korean Politics

The Political Leaders of the First and Second Republics
The Political Leaders of the Third and Fourth Republics
The Political Leaders of the Fifth and Sixth Republics
Conclusion: Evaluating Political Leadership and the Patterns of Official Recruitment

6 The Political Process in Korea

Elections in Korea
The Political Parties of Korea
Students, the Military, Mass Media, and Interest Groups in Korea

7 The Administrative Process in Korea

History of the Korean Administration: An Overview
Democratization of the Administration
Functions of the Administration
Administrative Division of Labor and Resource Mobilization
Enhancing Bureaucratic Performance: Evaluation and Control

8 The Politics of Economic Rise and Decline in South Korea

Contending Models of the Political Economy of South Korea: Market, the State, Networks, and the International System
Historical Trajectory of Economic Transformation: An Empirical Overview
Accounting for the Rise and Decline of the Korean Economy

9 The Foreign and Unification Policies of the Republic of Korea

Themes in South Korea's Foreign Policy
Changes in South Korea's Foreign Policy
Continuity and Change in South Korea's Unification Policy
The Unification Policy of the Sixth Republic
The Unification Policy of the Kim Young Sam Government
The "Sunshine" Policy of the Kim Dae Jung Government

10 Understanding the North Korean Political Framework

Approaches to the Study of North Korean Politics
Common Elements: Promise versus Practice
Deviations: Objective Conditions and Subjective Attributes

Appendix 1: Suggested Reading List
Appendix 2 Map of Korea
Appendix 3 Basic Facts on Korean and the Korean Peninsula
Appendix 4 Korean Constitution
Appendix 5 Government Structure of the Republic of Korea
Contributors
Index

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