Reading Summaries for "Kim Young Sam Government" Ck 51-55

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Department
East Asian Studies
Course
EAS100Y1
Professor
Young Yoo
Semester
Fall

Description
[The Kim Young Sam Government: Its Legacies and Prospects for Governance in South Korea] Ck 51-55 Kim Young Sam government o first civilian (munmin) government since the second Republic o Began with high expectancy, but stepped down with disgrace Economic hardship and Social trauma (loss of national pride) N Acute economic crisis, financial rescue, placement of South Korea under IMF economic trusteeship Image as a clean politician shattered N Arrest of Kim Hyun-chul (his son), and Hong In-gil (aide) for corruption Kim YS[s vision = democratic reforms and consolidation Achievements o De-politicization of the military Purging of the dominant Hanahoi faction o Ensured government neutrality in electoral management Enabled the later election of Kim DJ o Introduced the real name financial and real estate transaction system Limitations o Regional polarization, political corruption, and fragmented party system continued to prevail throughout Kim[s reign. o Structural alignment of Korean political system and underlying poli
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