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Korean Democracy in TransitionA Rational Blueprint for Developing Societies$
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HeeMin Kim

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813129945

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813129945.001.0001

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Rational Choice, Area Expertise, and Democratic Transition in Developing Societies

Rational Choice, Area Expertise, and Democratic Transition in Developing Societies

A Theoretical Framework

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(p.1) 1 Rational Choice, Area Expertise, and Democratic Transition in Developing Societies
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Korean Democracy in Transition
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HeeMin Kim

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813129945.003.0001

This chapter discusses rational choice theory and the aims and purposes of this book. Rational choice theory has been applied in many subfields of political science, such as international relations and American politics. This theory assumes methodological individualism and purposeful action. The main focus of this book is the democratic transition in Korea, which this chapter treats as a succession of events.

Keywords:   rational choice theory, political science, international relations, American politics, methodological individualism, democratic transition, Korea, succession of events

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