Brian Bridges examines the impact on South Korea of the financial crisis of 1997. Covering events up to and including the recent parliamentary elections in South Korea, the book considers the socio-economic and political implications of the financial crisis. It is invaluable reading for students of modern Korea.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Korea's Crisis 3. The Advent of Kim Dae-jung 4. Playing Politics 5. The Road to Economic Revival 6. Dealing with the North 7. Korea in the International System 8. Post-summit Korea: New Beginnings or Deja Vu? Appendices 1 and 2. Bibliography
Brian Bridges is a Professor in the Department of Politics and Sociology at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. He has written and broadcasted extensively on the politics and international relations of the Asia Pacific region. His previous publications include Europe and the Challenge of the Asia Pacific and Europe, China and the two SARs (co-edited with Miguel Santos Neves)
'The author's knowledge about the inner workings of presidential politics is amazingly rich. ... The book is a valuable document for understanding politics in the country.' - The Journal of Asian Studies