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Jung In Kang is Professor of Political Science at Sogang University, South Korea.
Notes on Names and Asian Characters / Preface / Acknowledgments / Introduction: Contemporary Korean Political Thought and Park Chung-hee / Part 1: Trends and Characteristics of Contemporary Korean Political Thought / 1. The Dynamic Evolution of Contemporary Korean Political Thought: An Overview / 2. The Dialectic of Nonsimultaneity / 3. The Sanctification of Nationalism / Part II: The Political Thought of Park Chung-hee / 4. Park Chung-hee’s Discourses on Democracy / 5. Park Chung-hee’s Antiliberal Conservatism for Modernization / 6. Park Chung-hee’s Discourses on Nationalism / Part III: Contemporary Korean Political Thought since Democratization / 7. Conclusion: Trends in Korean Political Ideology since Democratization / Bibliography / Index
This book is an important contribution to the fortunes of global democratization. Focusing on developments in South Korea during the past seven decades, Kang shows how Korean politics has followed and not followed the dominant Western ideologies of liberalism, conservatism, nationalism, and radicalism.The divergence has to do with the difference between early-comers and late-comers to democracy, that is, with a certain "nonsimultaneity" between Western and non-Western history. Given geopolitical asymmetries, the divergence also puts a certain premium on
nationalism and national security, thus showing the crucial embeddedness of democratization in cultural-political contexts.
— Fred Dallmayr