Political Leadership in Korea

Edited by Dae-Sook Suh and Chae-Jin Lee

  • Published: 1976. Paperback 2014
  • Subject Listing: Asian Studies / Korea; Politics
  • Bibliographic information: 276 pp., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: World Rights
  • Contents

Included in this volume are studies of the traditional leadership of the Yi dynasty as well as twentieth-century legislative, party, and bureaucratic leadership, and an evaluation of views of political leaders in South Korea, as well as two studies of the Communist system in North Korea.
Dae-Sook Suh is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Hawaii and former director of the Center for Korean Studies there. He is the author of The Korean Communist Movement, 1918-48. Chae-Jin Lee, Bank of America Professor of Pacific Basin Studies and professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, is the author of Communist China's Policy toward Laos. Contributors include James B. Palais, Chong Lim Kim, Byong-Kyu Woo, Bae-Ho Hahn, Ha-Ryong Kim, Dong-Suh Bark, Sung-Chick Hong, Young Ho Lee, Chong-Sik Lee, and Glenn D. Paige.

Part One Traditional Perspectives
1. Political Leadership in the Yi Dynasty, by James B. Palais

Part Two Institutional Context of Leadership
2. Legislative Leadership and Democratic Development, by Chong Lim Kim and Byong-Kyu Woo
3. Party Bureaucrats and Party Development, by Bae-Ho Hahn and Ha-Ryong Kim

Part Three Bureaucratic Elite and Popular Perceptions
4. Bureaucratic Elite and Development Orientations, by Dong-Suh Bark and Chae-Jin Lee
5. Popular Perceptions of Political Leadership, by Sung-Chick Hong and Young Ho Lee

Part Four Political Leadership in the Communist System
6. Communist Party Leadership, by Dae-Sook Suh
7. The 1972 Constitution and Top Communist Leaders, by Chong-Sik Lee

Part Five Concluding Observations
8. Toward a Theory of Korean Political Leadership Behavior, by Glenn D. Paige

Appendix: Toward a Political Leadership Profile for a Changing Society, by Glenn D. Paige

"[This book] is the product of an impressive array of scholars and sponsoring organizations . . . the book comes off as a significant contribution to the understanding of contemporary Korean politics and government."
-Korea Journal