Accession Number : ADA135947

Title :   South Korean Political Development in the 1980s,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF EXTERNAL RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Robinson,T W

PDF Url : ADA135947

Report Date : Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : The establishment of the Fifth Republic under the direction of President Chun Doo Hwan in June 1981 marked the opening of a new era of political and economic development in South Korea. The two previous years relative political openness and then political repression, of more than occasional turmoil and violence, and of economic pause after nearly two decades of explosive growth were replaced by a period of comparative political stability, renewed economic expansion, and initiation of some social reforms. While there was no possibility of short-term acceptance of the legitimacy of the new regime, most Koreans seemed to welcome the end of uncertainty following the death of President Pak Chung Hee in late 1979 and looked forward to resumption of rapid economic development and concomitant social betterment. (Author)

Descriptors :   *South Korea, *Political science, *Government(Foreign), Economics, Sociology, Management planning and control, Developing nations, Social welfare, Foreign aid, United States Government, Planning

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE