Challenge and Change in East Asia: Constitutionalism on Trial in South Korea

Issue Date April 2005
Volume 16
Issue 2
Page Numbers 28-42
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During the early years of South Korea’s transition to democracy, expanding popular rule and deepening individual rights went hand-in-hand. But Roh Moo Hyun’s presidency has exposed rifts between majority rule and constitutionalism that the country’s judiciary is struggling to bridge.