It is widely predicted that East Asia's conservative governments will lose political power for managing socioeconomic crises under neoliberal globalization and find no way out of their legitimacy problem. However, Korea's and Japan's conservative governments have recently constructed a new model of crisis management - compassionate paternalism - in a highly discretionary manner.
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JI-WHAN YUN is Associate Professor of Political Science at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea. He is grateful to the late Professor Hong Yung Lee for sharing his historical and comparative insights on East Asian politics. This work was supported by a National Research Foundation of Korea grant (No. NRF-2016-S1A3A2925063), funded by the Korean Ministry of Education. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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- Compassionate paternalism
- Conservative politics
- Neoliberal globalization