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South Korean politics in transition: democratization, elections and the voters

Kwang-Bae, Sun


This paper focuses on the meaning of elections in South Korea during the democratization period ( 1985-92). It begins by briefly reviewing the political process from 1945 to 1987, with particular attention to South Korea's democratic experiments, and then discusses how the old and new cleavages-that is, the cleavages of government versus opposition, and of regionalism-have shaped electoral choice in elections during the democratization period. The paper also discusses the role played by...[Show more]

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Type: Working/Technical Paper
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