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Neoliberal politics in South Korea and the Democratic Labour Party’s counter-campaign

Yoon, Hoppi (2014) Neoliberal politics in South Korea and the Democratic Labour Party’s counter-campaign. Journal of Governance and Development, 10 (1). pp. 137-161. ISSN 2289-4756

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his article reviews the South Korean Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) anti-neoliberal campaigns of the 2000s.While the centrist government implemented abortive economic reform and pro-capitalist labour policies, the DLP had a great window of opportunity to replace the centrist tendency with a moderate socialist program.Contrary to expectations, the DLP’s counter neoliberalism campaigns were unsuccessful as the party’s campaigns went through within an anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist struggle which resembled the radical Latin American leftist parties in the 1970s.Due mainly to this radical strategy, the DLP was unable to create a broad coalition with civil movements and the centre-left tendency.The DLP’s radical anti-neoliberalism campaign was unsuited to the Korean constituency and the party was defeated in a series of presidential elections.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: neoliberalism, centrist tendency, radical socialism, economic democracy, social safety net
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2014 01:12
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 01:12
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12452

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