Bad Loans to Good Friends: Money Politics and the Developmental State in South Korea
AbstractSince gaining its independence in 1948, South Korea (hereinafterreferred to as Korea) has seen a seemingly endless ow of corruptionscandals bring down scores of elites. Among those who have served timein jail or been exiled are former presidents Chun Doo-hwan and RohTae-woo; members of many presidential staffs; and a slew of military ofcers, politicians, bureaucrats, bankers, businessmen, and taxcollectors. While numerous observers professed to beshocked Shocked! at the revelations, in reality such scandals are a recurrent theme inKorean political history, and the exchange of money for political inuence has been not just an open secret but common knowledge.
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