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North Korea and Identity Politics in South Korea
Journal Article

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Brown Journal of World Affairs, Vol. 15

Fall/Winter 2008

At his inauguration, South Korean President Lee Myung Bak proclaimed that his country “must move from the age of ideology into the age of pragmatism.” At a time when South Korean voters were fatigued by outgoing President Roh’s particular brand of politics heavily steeped in ideology, Lee’s image as an effective, non-deological manager had proved appealing.

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