Korean Politics in Transition

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Korean Politics in Transition

Edited by Edward Reynolds Wright
University of Washington Press (for the Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch, 1976
399 pp. $12.50
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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."