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State Security and Regime Security

President Syngman Rhee and the Insecurity Dilemma in South Korea, 1953-60

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This book examines the interaction between state security and regime security in South Korea under the leadership of President Syngman Rhee in the period 1953-60. In examining the reasons which led Rhee to repeatedly call to "march North," such as to remove the Communists and to empower Korea in the aftermath of the Korean War, the author shows that the "march North" was a manifestation of Rhee's concern for both state and regime security. Rhee's aggressive anti-Communist policy contributed to the promotion of security in South Korea. As he declined in popularity, Rhee's concern for the survival of the regime increased and he used the prevailing anti-Communist feeling to enhance his legitimacy. However, such tactics could ensure neither regime security nor the security of South Korea.

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Yong-Pyo Hong is Research Fellow at the Korea Institute for National Unification, Seoul.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
State Security and Regime Security
Book Subtitle
President Syngman Rhee and the Insecurity Dilemma in South Korea, 1953-60
Authors
Series Title
St Antony's Series
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-21766-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 219
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