The launching of the Lee Myung-bak (known as “MB”) government in February 2008, coupled with the landslide victory by the ruling Grand National Party in the April 9 general election, opened a new era of conservative dominance while ending a decade of progressive rule. But the triumphant mood did not last long, as the MB government encountered a series of political, economic, and social crises as well as setbacks in its foreign and inter-Korean relations.
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Research Article| February 01 2009
South Korea in 2008: From Crisis to Crisis
Asian Survey (2009) 49 (1): 120–128.
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Chung-in Moon; South Korea in 2008: From Crisis to Crisis. Asian Survey 1 February 2009; 49 (1): 120–128. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2009.49.1.120
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