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.
'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