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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Kim, Dukhong
Author's Email Address dukim@vt.edu
URN etd-125811359721531
Title Democratization in South Korea during 1979-1987
Degree Master of Arts
Department Political Science
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Luciak, Ilja A.
Milly, Deborah J.
Luke, Timothy W. Committee Chair
Keywords
  • democratization
  • negotiated transition
  • mediated transition
  • south korea
Date of Defense 1997-05-28
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Most scholars who study the

transition from authoritarian regimes

to democratic ones use an actor-

oriented approach, and assume four

major actors participate in the

negotiated transition. They explain

the results of such transitions by

analyzing the strategic interactions of

these four major actors. If the

configuration of actors and their

interactions differ from one case to

another, then those differences need

to be explained. The case of South

Korean democratization differs from

democratization in other countries in

two major respects. First, without

significant division within the regime,

the opposition bloc can manage to

make a transition to democracy by

maintaining coordination between the

social movements and the moderate

opposition party. Second, the U.S.

played an important role in the

process of negotiation. The

negotiated transition model offers no

account for the participation of a

third party, and it fails to cast light on

the participation of the U.S. in the

Korean democratization process.

This shortcoming can be solved by

complementing the negotiated

transition model with the mediation

model in which the role of a third

party can be addressed. Owing to

U.S. mediation, the dynamics of

negotiated transition changed in the

Korean transition to democracy.

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