From Authoritarianism to Democracy in South Korea

  title={From Authoritarianism to Democracy in South Korea},
  author={J. Cotton},
  journal={Political Studies},
  pages={244 - 259}
  • J. Cotton
  • Published 1989
  • Sociology
  • Political Studies
  • The South Korean case supports the contention that popular demands for political participation and the willingness of elites to recognize them are the likely consequences of modernization. The continuing transformation of the political system suggests that neither the corporatist nor the bureaucratic authoritarian models are applicable to Korea. Its non-democratic past is best seen as a response to specific factors, including Korea's position in the prevailing world system, the absence of… CONTINUE READING
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