This article deals with the scandals that engulfed South Korea’s president, Park Geun-hye, in 2016–17 and the role of popular protest in how she, her confidante, and associated officials and business leaders were pursued, prosecuted, and jailed. The South Korean experience is located in a framework of integrity institutions and the 1986 exemplar of “people power” in the Philippines.
Making Integrity Institutions Work in South Korea: The Role of People Power in the Impeachment of President Park in 2016
Mark Turner is Honorary Professor in the School of Business, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia. He has 40 years’ experience of research and consultancy in public management and politics in the Asia-Pacific. Email: <email@example.com>.
Seung-Ho Kwon is Executive Director of the Korea Research Institute at the University of New South Wales, Canberra. His research focuses on political economy, cultural industry, and management, especially in Asia and South Korea. Emails: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Michael O’Donnell is Professor and Head of the School of Business at the University of New South Wales, Canberra. He has researched extensively on public-sector management in various countries of the Asia-Pacific, including South Korea. Email: <email@example.com>.
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Mark Turner, Seung-Ho Kwon, Michael O’Donnell; Making Integrity Institutions Work in South Korea: The Role of People Power in the Impeachment of President Park in 2016. Asian Survey 1 October 2018; 58 (5): 898–919. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.5.898
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