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Transforming Korean politics: democracy, reform and culture

Author: Kihl, Young Whan Series: East gate book Publisher: Sharpe, 2005.Language: EnglishDescription: 404 p. : Graphs ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0765614286Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Transforming Korean Politics Democracy, Reform, and Culture Contents List of Tables and Figures Preface ix xi 3 4 17 25 27 33 1. Introduction: Ideas Matter in Korean Politics Interplay of Ideas, Values, and Policy in the Era of Transition The Impact of Ideas on Policy: Modernization, Democratization, and Globalization From Tradition to Modernity: Sequence and Trajectories Conceptual Frame and Theoretical Baseline Conclusion Part 1. Historical Context 2. Taking Culture Seriously: Confucian Tradition and Modernization The Cultural Legacy of Confucianism Political Doctrines and Practice of Korean Confucianism Modernization, Authoritarianism, and Democracy Paths to Modernization and Development Confucianism, Democracy, and Reformism Conclusion 3. Democratization by Launching the Sixth Republic of Korea (ROK) Democracy Movement and Democratic Transition Modernization Ideas Inspire Soldiers-Turned-Politicians Constitutional Crises of the Developmental State Democratic Opening and Political Change of 1987 Analyzing the Political Economy of Democratization Conclusion 4. "Reform Halfway Down?" Cultural Dimension of Democratic Consolidation Reforming Post-Confucian Society The Challenges of Democratic Consolidation via Reform Successive Waves of Democratic Reform: Positive or Negative Consolidation? The Rule of Law and the Court Trial of Former Presidents Structure, Culture, and Failed Reform Conclusion 39 41 44 49 54 56 59 62 63 70 75 82 88 99 102 104 106 109 128 133 142 v vi Part 2. Policy Patterns and Processes 5. Responses to Globalization: Sustaining Democracy Through Economic Reform Globalization Drive: Advanced-Nation Status or Disease? Effects of the 1997-1998 Asian Financial Crisis Is Globalization a Threat or an Opportunity? Negotiating Globalization Impacts: Clashing Styles and Approaches Globalization and Democratization in the Two Administrations Conclusion 6. Global Political Economy and the Korean State The Unraveling of Korea's Miracle Economy: East Asian Miracle Revisited Economic Crisis, Recovery, and Restructuring The Logic of a Competitive State in the IMF Era The Politics of Gridlock and Collective Action Conclusion 7. Foreign Policy and Democracy: From Nordpolitik to Engagement Constructing Foreign Policy in Democracy: Ideas and Interests Nordpolitik (or Northern Policy) and Democratization Engagement (or the Sunshine Policy) Toward North Korea External Impact of Engagement on Major Powers Conclusion: "Democratic Peace" and Korea's Future Part 3. Future Prospects 8. New Democracy for Korean Society and Politics The Rise and Role of Civil Society for Democracy Korean Electoral Democracy in Action Assessing Institutional Change and Administrative Performance: The Policy Challenges and Leadership Responses Launching the Roh Moo-Hyun Presidency: Problems and Prospects Conclusion 9. Transforming Korean Politics? Conclusion Drawing Lessons from the Korean Experiment The "Asian Values" Discourse and Korean Culture Confronting Korea's Uncertain Security Future Conclusion: Security Dilemma and Democratic Rebirth? 269 271 278 289 297 305 308 311 319 325 337 149 151 157 161 163 170 180 183 185 192 207 214 225 228 229 240 248 255 260 vii Transforming Electoral Politics Through Presidential Impeachment: An Epilogue What Happened? Why? Meaning and Significance of the Election What Lies Ahead? Future Prospects Postscript Notes Bibliography Index 343 343 345 348 351 353 369 391

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