Korea's Quiet Revolution: From Garrison State to Democracy

Korea's Quiet Revolution: From Garrison State to Democracy Overcoming the devastation of the Korean War, the Koreans have generated one of the world s new dynamic economies Korea is the largest of East Asia s Four Little Dragons, and its soaring exports from supertankers to microchips are the visible signs of its energies In the past four decades, the country s per capita GNP has increased from less than seventy dollars to than six thousand dollars To many foreigners looking at Korea from the outside, progress has been achieved at the cost of human rights through a succession of authoritarian governments Yet in the wake of their high growth economics, the Koreans are building the foundation for a strong new democracy After years of a garrison state government masquerading as a democracy, pressure from an expanding middle class has, over the past five years, pushed the Republic of Korea toward a real democratic society This combination of stunning economic achievement and budding democracy marks Korea s emergence as one of the most vital countries of the Pacific Rim Korea s Quiet Revolution traces the growth of the nation s fledgling democracy, from the first democratic pledges of President Roh Tae Woo into the election campaigns of , and sets Korea s political and economic progress against the background of its extraordinary history


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5 thoughts on “Korea's Quiet Revolution: From Garrison State to Democracy

  1. Christina Christina says:

    I m hoping to teach a 2 credit South Korea travel course next year Another professor and I would take a group of 20 students to the country over spring break If I m going to do this, I should probably becomefamiliar with South Korea This book is quite old published in 1992 , but I wanted to learn about the period of time between the partitioning of the country and Sout


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