1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Korean Politics and Public Administration

Edited By Chung-in Moon, M. Jae Moon Copyright 2020
    528 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    528 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Korean Politics and Public Administration gathers the expertise of leading international scholars to survey the full spectrum of contemporary South Korean international relations, public management, and public policies.

    Divided into four parts, the handbook covers a range of issues including: domestic Korean political parties, elections and leadership, foreign policy, national security and relations with North Korea, public administration, governance and finance, and economic, social and environmental public policies.

    Offering a complete overview of the field, the handbook is an invaluable resource for academics, researchers, policy analysts, graduate and undergraduate students studying South Korean Politics and International Relations as well as East Asian Politics.

    1. Introduction, Chung-in Moon and M. Jae Moon

    Part 1: Korean Politics

    2. Political Institutions in Korea, Yoojin Lim and Jungho Roh

    3. Political Culture and Behavior, Ji-yoon Kim

    4. Political Process- elections, interest group politics, and mass media, Jong-sung You

    5. Political Parties, Yoonkyung Lee

    6. Political leadership, Sangyoung Rhyu

    7. Political Polarization- regionalism, ideology, and generational changes, Wook Kim

    Part 2: Korean Foreign Policies and National Security

    8. Korean Foreign Policy - A Historical Overview, Ki-jung Kim

    9. Korean Foreign and National Security Policy- actors, structure, and process, Jong-Yun Bae

    10. National Defense, Young-geun Kwon

    11. Unification Policy, Sangkeun Lee and Chung-in Moon

    12. National Intelligence, Chung-in Moon and Woong Chun

    13. Managing North Korea, Yong-ho Kim

    14. Managing Big Powers, John Delury

    15. ROK and the Middle Power Diplomacy, Yul Sohn

    Part 3: Korean Public Administration and Governance

    16. Korean Civil Service Systems from Recruitment to Retirement, Sungjoo Choi

    17. Public Service Motivation in Korea, Chansu Jung and Seeun Ryu

    18. Performance Management in Korea, Jungwook Lee

    19. Citizen Participation in Korea, Younhee Kim

    20. E-government and Digital Governance, M. Jae Moon and Jooho Lee

    21. Korean Public Finance, Chul Liu and Kangkoo Lee

    22. Public Trust and Transparency in Korea, Kwangho Jung

    23. Public Corporations and Quasi-government Organizations in Korea, Sanghee Park

    Part 4: Korean Public Policies

    24. Korean Economic Policies, Heonjoo Jung

    25. Korean Social Welfare Policies, Jaejin Yang

    26. Korean Environmental Policies, Kyungjun Yun and T.J. Lah

    27. Korean Information and Communication Technology Policies, Samyoul Lee

    28 Korean Science and Technology Policies, Eunjung Shin and Eric Welch

    29 Korean Health Policies, Do Hyung Kim, Soojin Min and Hyoungah Kim


    Chung-in Moon is Distinguished University Professor, Yonsei University, South Korea.

    M. Jae Moon is Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Director of the Institute for Future Government, Yonsei University, South Korea.