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:
Building a New Party System

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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

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