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The Rise of Bureaucratic Authoritarianism in South Korea


In this paper, I investigate why a bureaucratic-authoritarian (hereafter BA) regime emerged in South Korea during the early 1970s. The regime transition was the outcome of conflict among key political actors who were constrained, although not in a deterministic way, by the change in the Korean economic structure. It can be understood as the outcome of strategic choices made by key political actors among alternatives that satisfied structural constraints.

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World Politics
  • ISSN: 0043-8871
  • EISSN: 1086-3338
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