Challenge and Change in East Asia: Constitutionalism on Trial in South Korea

Issue Date April 2005
Volume 16
Issue 2
Page Numbers 28-42
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During the early years of South Korea’s transition to democracy, expanding popular rule and deepening individual rights went hand-in-hand. But Roh Moo Hyun’s presidency has exposed rifts between majority rule and constitutionalism that the country’s judiciary is struggling to bridge.

About the Authors

Hahm Chaihark

Hahm Chaihark is assistant professor in the Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei University, where he also chairs the Korean Studies Program. He is coeditor (with Daniel A. Bell) of The Politics of Affective Relations: East Asia and Beyond (2004).

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Sung Ho Kim

Sung Ho Kim is assistant professor of political science at Yonsei University and author of Max Weber’s Politics of Civil Society (2005).

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