[Chon Shi-yong] Ban and presidential politics

In general, Koreans follow politics closely. You can easily overhear people discussing politics on mountain trails, at family gatherings for Chuseok and in bars and restaurants.I am still awed whenever I encounter cab drivers who ...

[Editorial] Employment policy

Government figures showed this week the number of self-employed individuals and irregular workers has been rising continuously. This trend raises the need for government officials to review their existing employment policy and wor...

[Editorial] Debt management

In her address to the National Assembly on Wednesday, President Park Geun-hye called for legislative support for her efforts to revitalize the country’s sluggish economy. She said her administration would risk further piling up f...

The failure of democracy in decolonized states

After de-colonization, most newly-independent Asian and African countries were unable to stabilise democratic institutions and traditions. The system in these countries further weakened and became vulnerable when armed forces inte...