In This Review
Korean Politics in Transition

Korean Politics in Transition

Edited by Edward Reynolds Wright

University of Washington Press (for the Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch, 1976, 399 pp.

Professors of political science in Seoul and the Republic of Korea's Ambassador to the U.S. are among the contributors. They conclude that the Park regime "has succeeded in establishing a highly developed mechanism of control over potential or manifested elements of threat" and that "public policy can be . . . efficiently implemented," being free from "irrational" elements like "popular participation in politics."