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Author Im, Hyŏk-paek.

Title Democratization and democracy in South Korea, 1960-present / Hyug Baeg Im
Published Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan, 2020


Description 1 online resource
Summary This book analyses democratization and democracy in South Korea since 1960. The book starts with an analysis of the distinctive characteristics of bureaucratic authoritarianism and how democratic transition had been possible after inconclusive and protracted "tug of war" between authoritarian regime and democratic opposition. It then goes on to explore what the opportunities and constraints to the new democracy are to be a consolidated democracy, how new democracy had changed the industrial relations in the post-transition period, how premodern political culture such as Confucian patrimonialism and familism had obstructed democratic consolidation, and the improvement of quality of democracy. The author compares empirically, from the perspective of a comparative political scientist, political regime superiority of democracy over authoritarianism with regard to economic development. He concludes that "democratic incompetence" theory has been proven wrong and, in South Korea, democracy has performed better than authoritarian regimes in terms of economic growth with equity, employment, distribution of income, trade balance, and inflation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 16, 2020)
Subject Democracy -- Korea (South)
Political structures: democracy.
Asian history.
Politics & government.
Political Science -- Political Ideologies -- Democracy.
History -- Asia -- Korea.
Politics and government
SUBJECT Korea (South) -- Politics and government.
Subject Korea (South)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789811537035