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

Kwang-Bae, Sun

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The restoration of direct presidential elections in 1987 provided momentum for democratization in South Korea. Indeed, popular election of the president had become a symbol of democratization since President Park Chung-hee abolished it in 1972. It may be still a matter for debate whether South Korea is a fully democratized country, but since the democratic 'founding' election of 1987, it has held free and competitive elections five times nationwide (a second presidential election in 1992,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1997
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/15219

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