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Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific

The Quality of Democracy in Korea

Three Decades after Democratization

Editors: Mosler, Hannes, Lee, Eun-Jeung, Kim, Hak-Jae (Eds.)

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  • Assesses the quality of democracy 30 years after formal democratization
  • Draws on the quality of democracy framework
  • Authors are experts from Korea and shed light on crucial focus issues
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This edited volume assesses the quality of democracy in the Republic of Korea three decades after its formal democratization in 1987. It has been argued that Korea’s two subsequent power turnovers prove that its democracy has been successfully consolidated, despite its tremendous progress; however, recent developments show signs of deterioration and retreat. Therefore, drawing on the recent quality of democracy literature this volume sets out to answer the question: Where does Korea’s democratic quality stand today? The three chapters in first section of the book focus on aspects related to the presidency, political parties, and organized labor, also including the perspective of governance and human security as well as on the rule of law regarding the role and function of the prosecution. This is followed by a set of four chapters in section two that address the dimensions of democratic quality such as participation, freedom, equality, and responsiveness. The final, third section includes contributions on related inter-Korean policy issues. This book is an invaluable resource for political and social scientist working on democratic quality, and at the same for scholars in Asian or Korean Studies at faculty level as well as on graduate student level.

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Hannes B. Mosler is Assistant Professor for Korean Studies at the Graduate School of East Asian Studies and the Institute of Korean Studies of Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Dr Mosler’s research field of Korean politics and society particularly focuses on the political system, political parties, decision processes, and constitutional questions.

Eun-Jeung Lee is Head of the Institute of Korean Studies at the Free University of Berlin, Germany. Her major research fields are the intercultural history of political ideas and of political culture.

Hak-Jae Kim is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Peace and Unification, Seoul National University, South Korea.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Quality of Democracy in Korea
Book Subtitle
Three Decades after Democratization
Editors
  • Hannes Mosler
  • Eun-Jeung Lee
  • Hak-Jae Kim
Series Title
Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63919-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63919-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63918-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87671-9
Series ISSN
2662-222X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 327
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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