Monthly Archives: juin 2015

Korea: Incomplete Democracy and Unquiet Society

Korea: Incomplete Democracy and Unquiet Society During more than 30 years after Korean War, the “Hermit Kingdom” has been an authoritarian dictatorship, which suffered military repression and witnessed sometimes violent contests. Its conversion to democracy took place about thirty years from now, but many Korean people say that democracy remains incomplete and, in particular, political

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La Corée : démocratie incomplète et société meurtrie

La Corée : démocratie incomplète et société meurtrie Pendant plus de trente ans après la Guerre de Corée, le « royaume ermite » a été une dictature autoritaire, marquée à la fois par la répression par le pouvoir militaire en place et des mouvements de contestation parfois violents. Sa conversion à la démocratie date d’une trentaine d’années, mais

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Korean Culture: Assertiveness and Concerns

Korean Culture: Assertiveness and Concerns Korean culture is a major element of the soft power that Korea aims at spreading out throughout the world. Of course, it cannot be the only one vehicle for Korea’s international ambitions, but it obviously contributes to its global image whilst its popular forms are source of prosperity. We had

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La culture coréenne : affirmations et inquiétudes

La culture coréenne : affirmations et inquiétudes La culture coréenne est un élément majeur du pouvoir d’influence que la Corée entend déployer dans le monde. Certes, elle ne saurait à elle seule porter les ambitions internationales du pays, mais elle contribue notoirement à son image globale en même temps que ses formes les plus populaires contribuent

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Is there a Korean Economic Model?

Is there a Korean Economic Model? One generally agrees on South Korea’s success in terms of growth, technological innovation and level standards progresses. After Korean War, its GDP/capita was one of the poorest countries, Korea is now one of the most developed countries and its GDP/capita could overpass France’s within 2018. However, the Korean miracle,

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Existe-t-il un modèle économique coréen ?

Existe-t-il un modèle économique coréen ? Chacun s’accorde sur la réussite de la Corée du Sud en termes de croissance, de prouesse technologique et de progression du niveau de vie. Alors que, après la guerre de Corée, son PIB par tête était l’équivalent de celui d’un des pays les plus pauvres de la planète, il est

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Beyond Division, South Korea: Center of Asian Geopolitics?

Beyond Division, South Korea: Center of Asian Geopolitics? The geopolitical perspectives for South Korea are tied North Korea’s evolution. Key factors are the concrete threat it creates for Seoul, which is everything but a phantasy, but also the fact that when unity lacks, then a geopolitical obstacle remains for a full worldwide ambition. Moreover, the

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South Korea, Between Dynamism and Threats

South Korea, Between Dynamism and Threats  Nicolas Tenzer This special issue on South Korea comprehends interviews with prominent people from a wide scope of horizons. It is the result of a trip to Seoul specially organized for this purpose. After the last issue on Japan and two others dedicated to American think tanks, it continues

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