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South Korea in 2014: A Tragedy Reveals the Country’s Weaknesses
O. Fiona Yap
Vol. 55, No. 1, A Survey of Asia in 2014 (January/February 2015), pp. 132-141
Published by: University of California Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/as.2015.55.1.132
Page Count: 10
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The Sewol ferry tragedy revealed weaknesses in South Korea’s politics, economy, and society that had been sidestepped during economic development and political transition. The split in local elections, the Saenuri Party’s sweep in by-elections, and the installation of critics of President Park as leaders of the ruling party all underscore the public’s rejection of political stonewalling or politicking-as-usual.
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