Hahm Chaibong

Hahm Chaibong is a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation and was formerly a professor at Yonsei University and the University of Southern California. He was also the director of the Social Science Research and Policy Division at UNESCO.

July 2008, Volume 19, Issue 3

South Korea’s Miraculous Democracy

Despite South Korea’s messy democratic trajectory, it has miraculously achieved consolidation. Though far from perfect, South Korea’s democracy has turned obstacles into opportunities for reform and development.