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The World Since 1980 : South Korea since 1980 - U. K. Heo

The World Since 1980

South Korea since 1980

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Published: 31st July 2010
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This book examines the changes in politics, economics, society, and foreign policy in South Korea since 1980. Starting with a brief description of its history leading up to 1980, this book deals with South Korea's transition to democracy, the stunning economic development achieved since the 1960s, the 1997 financial crisis, and the economic reforms that followed and concludes with the North Korean nuclear crisis and foreign relations with regional powers. The theoretical framework of this book addresses how democratization affected all of these dimensions of South Korea. For instance, democratization allowed for the more frequent alternation of political elites from conservative to liberal and back to conservative. These elites initiated different policies for dealing with North Korea and held different views on South Korea's role in its alliance with the United States. Consequently, ideological divides in South Korean politics became more stark and the political process more combative.

Politics, Economics, and Foreign Relations before 1980p. 1
From Dictatorship to Democracyp. 28
Democratic Consolidation and Social Changep. 51
Economic Development and Financial Crisisp. 78
Economic Reform and the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreementp. 104
Inter-Korean Relations and the North Korean Nuclear Crisisp. 129
The South Korea-U.S. Alliancep. 157
South Korea and the Regional Powersp. 183
Selected Bibliographyp. 209
Indexp. 213
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ISBN: 9780521761161
ISBN-10: 0521761166
Series: The World Since 1980
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 31st July 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.48