Chapter

Building a New Party System

HeeMin Kim

in Korean Democracy in Transition

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780813129945
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135748 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813129945.003.0003
Building a New Party System

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter discusses several assumptions in relation to the merging of three parties in Korea on January 1990. The chapter explains this party merger using the coalition theory. The chapter assumes that politicians are rational agents who are trying to maximize their self-interest. The second assumption is that in the Korean context of coalition bargaining in 1990, the preferences of the party members coincided with the preferences of their leaders.

Keywords: assumptions; Korea; 1990; party merger; coalition theory; rational agents; self-interest; coalition bargaining; preferences

Chapter.  5411 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at University Press of Kentucky »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.