South Korea in 2013: Meeting new challenges with the old guard

Yul Sohn, Won Taek Kang

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The new government led by President Park Geun-hye faced challenges that the previous government had largely failed to address: rising income disparity, stagnant growth, political reform, and foreign policy issues, including a nuclear North Korea and an assertive Japan. Park's foreign policy scored some successes while her oldstyle management of political affairs supported by the old guard caused a prolonged political stalemate with the opposition party.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-144
Number of pages7
JournalAsian Survey
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science


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