Toward a Multistakeholder Model of Foreign Policy Making in Korea? Big Business and Korea-US Relations
Kim, Chi-Wook, Asian Perspective
Taking the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) as a case study, I examine the influence of Korean big business in shaping Korea-US relations. For more than a half century, the ROK-US alliance has played a safety-pin role in preserving peace and stability on the Korean peninsula. However, the KORUS FTA has been a catalyst for building a new version of the alliance. While many studies on Korean foreign policy have centered solely on the roles of state actors, the democratization and pluralization of the foreign policy making process has made a multistakeholder model more relevant in explaining Korea's decisions. From that perspective, the article investigates the influence of big …
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Publication information: Article title: Toward a Multistakeholder Model of Foreign Policy Making in Korea? Big Business and Korea-US Relations. Contributors: Kim, Chi-Wook - Author. Journal title: Asian Perspective. Volume: 35. Issue: 3 Publication date: July 1, 2011. Page number: 471+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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