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Author Kim, Yunjong, 1966- author.

Title The failure of socialism in South Korea : 1945-2007 / Yunjong Kim
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge advances in Korean studies ; 30
Routledge advances in Korean studies ; 30
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Challenging the conventional approach; 2 Social democracy in the core and periphery; 3 Socialism in the liberation period (1945-50); 4 The Cold War and its impact on socialism (1950s-1960s); 5 Socialism under the military dictatorship (1962-87); 6 The new Left and the revived socialism (1987-99); 7 The Democratic Labour Party (2000-07); Conclusion; List of interviewees; Bibliography; Appendix 1: chronology of the Park regime's anti-constitutional (or anti-democratic) campaigns
Summary Despite the fact that socialist parties have proved to be a major political force across the world, this has not been the case in Asian countries. Socialism in South Korea is a quintessential example of this failure. Despite the existence of a socialist party and what would seem to be the right conditions for development, the Korean socialist tendency has failed to become a meaningful force in politics. This book explores why and under what conditions Korean socialism has failed to develop into a social democrat movement in the post-war period. Within the context of the integration of structura
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed July 8, 2015)
Subject Democracy -- Korea (South) -- History.
Socialism -- Korea (South)
Socialist parties -- Korea (South) -- History
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Communism & Socialism.
Politics and government.
Socialist parties.
Korea (South) -- Politics and government.
Korea (South)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315691027