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Asian Survey. 2020; 60161–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.61
Published: 01 February 2020
...Sung Deuk Hahm The two biggest stories of 2019 in South Korea were a series of meetings between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to discuss the denuclearization of North Korea in the first half of the year, and the trade war with Japan in the second half. President Moon...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 59154–62 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.54
Published: 01 February 2019
...Uk Heo; Seongyi Yun The biggest story of 2018 was a series of summit meetings between US President Donald Trump, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to discuss the denuclearization of North Korea. The income-led growth policies of the Moon Jae-in administration...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 603417–440 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.3.417
Published: 01 June 2020
... HYUN-CHOOL LEE AND ALEXANDRE REPKINE Changes in and Continuity of Regionalism in South Korea A Spatial Analysis of the 2017 Presidential Election ABSTRACT We use spatial econometrics on a unique data set covering 229 Korean regions to analyze the outcome of Korea s 2017 presidential election. We see...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 602290–322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.2.290
Published: 07 April 2020
...Hoyong Jung One of the public’s popular beliefs about politics is that politicians engage in rent-seeking behaviors, such as accumulating property, using their political power. By applying a regression discontinuity design, this study examines whether members of the National Assembly of South Korea...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 5961070–1093 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.6.1070
Published: 01 December 2019
...Sookyung Kim This paper examines South Korean media coverage of migrant workers from 1990 to 2015 and analyzes how multiculturalism is intertwined in discussions of migrant workers. I find that South Korea, once an avid supporter of multiculturalism, is slowly retreating from it, like other...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 595889–910 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.5.889
Published: 01 October 2019
...Dylan Stent This paper examines a century of contentious politics in South Korea. I argue that there have been three distinctive eras of contention in modern Korea. The first two eras saw institutional arrangements limit the success of contentious campaigns. However, expanded repertoires in the...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 592272–294 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.2.272
Published: 01 April 2019
...-SON KIM, AND YONG CHEOL KIM Cultural Foundations of Contentious Democracy in South Korea What Type of Democracy Do Korean Citizens Prefer? ABSTRACT This study takes a cultural approach to examine the unstable and contentious nature of Korean democracy. Analyzing an original nationwide survey conducted...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 585898–919 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.5.898
Published: 01 October 2018
...Mark Turner; Seung-Ho Kwon; Michael O’Donnell 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...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 584635–659 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.4.635
Published: 01 August 2018
...Myung-Koo Kang This paper addresses why and how South Korea’s financial system has diverged drastically from the Japanese model since the early 1980s and has turned to the US model, which is often regarded as a more market-oriented financial system. The paper traces the rise of American-trained...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 58165–72 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.1.65
Published: 01 February 2018
...Uk Heo; Seongyi Yun The biggest story of 2017 in South Korea was the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye and the election of Moon Jae-in, shifting power from conservative to progressive. The economy showed signs of recovery despite multiple concerns. The North Korean nuclear crisis intensified...
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Asian Survey. 2013; 533584–606 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2013.53.3.584
Published: 01 June 2013
...Yusin Lee This paper analyzes the potential risks of the Russia-North Korea-South Korea (RNS) gas pipeline, comparing it with the Russia-Ukraine-Europe (RUE) pipeline. I argue that the possibility of disputes is much higher in the RNS case. Furthermore, I propose that the South Korean government...
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Asian Survey. 2017; 571103–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.1.103
Published: 01 February 2017
... Korea tested more nuclear weapons and missiles. Controversy over the deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense strained South Korea’s relations with China. © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 presidential crisis troubled heavy chemical industry anti-corruption...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 564676–706 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.4.676
Published: 01 August 2016
...Seong-O Bae; John Lie South Korea has shifted from a relatively well-educated but poorly remunerated workforce to a highly skilled and compensated one in high-value-added industries. This paper analyzes the South Korean government’s science and technology policy and the supply of scientists and...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 56178–86 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.1.78
Published: 01 February 2016
...O. Fiona Yap The year 2015 featured real and metaphorical battles in South Korea: face-offs between the executive and the legislature saw President Park Geun-hye duel with the non-Park faction in the ruling Saenuri Party and fend off the opposition, whose alliance struggled with infighting and...
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Asian Survey. 2015; 551132–141 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2015.55.1.132
Published: 01 February 2015
...O. Fiona Yap The Sewol ferry tragedy revealed weaknesses in South Korea’s politics, economy, and society that had been sidestepped during economic development and political transition. The split in local elections, the Saenuri Party’s sweep in by-elections, and the installation of critics of...
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Asian Survey. 2014; 545918–940 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2014.54.5.918
Published: 01 October 2014
...Uk Heo; Sung Deuk Hahm South Korea experienced democratization in 1987, yet violations of the democratic rule of law are rather common; such actions are far from routine practices of democratic institutions. We argue that South Korea’s political culture is the reason for the tardy maturing of...
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Asian Survey. 2014; 541138–144 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2014.54.1.138
Published: 01 February 2014
... rebalance trustpolitik YUL SOHN AND WON-TAEK KANG South Korea in 2013 Meeting New Challenges with the Old Guard ABSTRACT The new government led by President Park Geun-hye faced challenges that the previous government had largely failed to address: rising income disparity, stagnant growth, political...
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Asian Survey. 2013; 531198–205 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2013.53.1.198
Published: 01 February 2013
...Yul Sohn; Won-Taek Kang An election year in South Korea witnessed a rise in deep discontent and distrust with the current political system that failed to address a growing demand for rebalancing in both domestic and foreign policies. Conservative successes led by Park Geun-hye in two elections...
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Asian Survey. 2012; 524643–665 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2012.52.4.643
Published: 01 August 2012
...Ming-sho Ho; Chen-Shuo Hong This article compares anti-American beef politics in South Korea (2008) and Taiwan (2009) to solve the puzzle of why two similar social protests resulted in dissimilar outcomes. Given the highly comparable political contexts of conservative ascendancy, we argue that...
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Asian Survey. 2012; 525900–923 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2012.52.5.900
Published: 01 October 2012
... hyEok yong kwon unequal new democracies in East asia Rising Inequality and Government Responses in South Korea and Taiwan abstraCt This paper explores the growing trend in income inequality in Korea and Taiwan. The two recent East Asian democracies have witnessed rising inequality since the 1990s but...