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The meaning of conflict in the Korean National Assembly

Jun, Hae-Won and Hix, Simon (2006) The meaning of conflict in the Korean National Assembly. PSPE working papers (04-2006). Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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This paper investigates the nature of policy conflict in the Korean National Assembly via a spatial analysis of its members’ voting. We discover the main dimensions of conflict and look at the impact of institutions and members’ preferences on their reveal spatial locations. We find that Korean politics is both similar and unique compared to most developed democracies. Like other democracies, voting in the KNA is policy based, yet constrained by strong parties and the strategic context of a presidential system. Unlike most other democracies, however, voting in the KNA is dominated by a geo-political security dimension rather than the classic socio-economic (left-right) dimension.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2006 The Authors
Divisions: Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2009 14:36
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2021 00:33

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