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Doh Chull Shin


Doh Chull Shin is Endowed Chair Professor of Korean Politics at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

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How People View Democracy: Halting Progress in Korea and Taiwan

by Yun-han Chu, Larry Diamond, Doh Chull Shinvia Johns Hopkins University Press
Monday, January 1, 2001

In East Asia, the two genuine success stories of the "third wave" of democratization are the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Republic of China (Taiwan). Each country has maintained a vigorous constitutional democracy since its transition (in 1987-88 in Korea and more gradually, from 1988 to the first direct presidential election in 1996, in Taiwan). Each has an increasingly vibrant and competitive party system. Indeed, each country witnessed in its most recent presidential election an historic rotation of power to the longtime political opposition. 


Institutional Reform and Democratic Consolidation in Korea

by Larry Diamond, Doh Chull Shinvia Hoover Institution Press
Friday, December 3, 1999

A look at the factors that define the Korean model of democratization and the reforms that are still needed to consolidate democracy in Korea.

The Rough Road to Democracy

by Larry Diamond, Doh Chull Shinvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

South Korea has been rocked during the past two years by both government corruption scandals and the nation’s worst economic crisis in half a century. Can South Korea remain a functioning democracy? Hoover fellow Larry Diamond and Doh Chull Shin offer their assessment.