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Regionalism and Political Institutions in South Korea : Towards democratic consolidation

Kim, Nadejda (2009)
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
Abstract
This thesis aims to examine how regionalism affects the performance of South
Korean political institutions. My argument is that different electoral climates present
different incentives to political leaders and that these incentives affect their regime
performance, contributing to the formation of a specific political culture, more or less
favorable to the consolidation of democracy. The thesis analyzed the patterns of
electoral politics and electoral reform and the role of regionalism in presidential and
parliamentary elections. The study analyzed three presidential administrations of Kim
Dae Jung, Roh Moo Hyun and Lee Myung Bak since South Korean democratic
transition. Analysis cases were set to compare electoral climates,... (More)
This thesis aims to examine how regionalism affects the performance of South
Korean political institutions. My argument is that different electoral climates present
different incentives to political leaders and that these incentives affect their regime
performance, contributing to the formation of a specific political culture, more or less
favorable to the consolidation of democracy. The thesis analyzed the patterns of
electoral politics and electoral reform and the role of regionalism in presidential and
parliamentary elections. The study analyzed three presidential administrations of Kim
Dae Jung, Roh Moo Hyun and Lee Myung Bak since South Korean democratic
transition. Analysis cases were set to compare electoral climates, parliamentary
elections and regional cleavage in the time span of the three administrations from
1997 till 2008. The result of this inquiry indicated that regionalism and political
institutions of electorate and political parties evolved in a way that regime
performance depends on both: regionalism and policies. (Less)
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author
Kim, Nadejda
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organization
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
The Electoral System, Regionalism, South Korea, presidencies, democratic consolidation, elections
language
English
id
1473798
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2009-09-10 15:40:26
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  abstract     = {This thesis aims to examine how regionalism affects the performance of South
Korean political institutions. My argument is that different electoral climates present
different incentives to political leaders and that these incentives affect their regime
performance, contributing to the formation of a specific political culture, more or less
favorable to the consolidation of democracy. The thesis analyzed the patterns of
electoral politics and electoral reform and the role of regionalism in presidential and
parliamentary elections. The study analyzed three presidential administrations of Kim
Dae Jung, Roh Moo Hyun and Lee Myung Bak since South Korean democratic
transition. Analysis cases were set to compare electoral climates, parliamentary
elections and regional cleavage in the time span of the three administrations from
1997 till 2008. The result of this inquiry indicated that regionalism and political
institutions of electorate and political parties evolved in a way that regime
performance depends on both: regionalism and policies.},
  author       = {Kim, Nadejda},
  keyword      = {The Electoral System,Regionalism,South Korea,presidencies,democratic consolidation,elections},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Regionalism and Political Institutions in South Korea : Towards democratic consolidation},
  year         = {2009},
}