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Consolidating Democracy in Korea: Economy as Impetus, Corruption as Issue

Yap, Fiona


The issues that frame the dynamic exchange between citizens' demands and the government's responsiveness are significant towards continued consolidation in Korea. We contend that while weak economic conditions contextualize initial democratization in Korea, the pressures of economic performance ease as political trust grows with democratic progression. That is, weak economic conditions in open economies such as Korea are fertile grounds for citizens' political challenges; with democratization,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Korea Observer


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