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This book is dedicated to my beloved parents, wife, Soonjoo, and three children, Chanhee, Sehee, and Joonhee. I would like to give special thanks to Uk Heo, Randy Willemain, Matt Buehler, Ian Down, colleagues in the department of political science at the University of Tennessee, and the editorial team at Lexington Books, Emily Roderick, Katherine Ha, and Joseph Parry, for their strong help and...
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Part I
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Democratization and globalization are the two most important terms that define modern Korean politics, both domestic and international. As such, a great many scholars have examined the background, causes, processes, and consequences of democratization and globalization in South Korea. Nevertheless, not much has been done to analyze the impact of these two factors on Korea’s foreign policies....
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Democratization has reinvigorated civil life in South Korea. Citizens become active in expressing very diverse views and opinions on public affairs. Citizens’ active political participation is observed both in streets and online. One of the biggest factors that have contributed to the revival of civil society in democratized South Korea is information revolution. Information revolution has...
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In chapter 6, I explore how globalization has brought about a paradoxical consequence with respect to the relations between domestic and international politics. On the one hand, globalization and its associated neo-liberal reforms weakened the power of the government over the market. In addition, thanks to the end of the Cold War, the domestic politics of South Korea are no longer constrained as...
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A notable case through which we can examine the impact of Korea’s economic integration on foreign policy cooperation with its economic partner is Japan. Between 1991 and 2012, Japan and Korea were each other’s second- and third-largest trading partners. According to the trade-cooperation thesis, trade tends to increase common interests and mutual understanding of diverse foreign policy...
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Does Official Development Assistance (ODA), which is the most common type of foreign aid, generate positive political effects on the relationship between donors and recipients? While foreign aid is in principle designed to provide help to recipients in trouble, it is well known that this benevolent action tends to promote political cooperation between donors and recipients (Dreher and Sturm 2012;...
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In the post-Cold War era, the politics in Northeast Asian region has become complex. Power shifts and economic globalization have accentuated the uncertainties and complexities of great power politics in the region (Kim 2004). A rising China, the US-China’s struggle for power, North Korea’s emergence as a potential nuclear power and its...
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Wonjae Hwang is an associate professor of political science at the University of Tennessee. He received his PhD from Michigan State University in 2004. His research interests lie in the areas of Korean politics, globalization and policy changes, and states’ behavior in international organizations. His research has appeared in the American Journal of...
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