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pISSN : 2508-8300 / eISSN : 2671-5694

2020 KCI Impact Factor : 0.44
Aims & Scope
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"Korea and Global Affairs" is a professional journal published twice a year by the Korea Institute of Politics and Society to create a foundation for social science convergence research on political, economic, social, management, military, humanities, and cultural contents. Korea Institute of Politics and Society aims to focus its research on the political and social sectors of Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, the Americas and Europe, ultimately seeking advanced democratization of Korean politics, inter-Korean and unification issues, and contributing to the nation's overall policy formation. However, considering the fact that the new academic orientation is changing based on convergence and cooperation, I felt the need for a new paradigm to meet the needs of researchers and opened the international community wide.
Editor-in-Chief
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Chung, Joo-Shin

(Hanbut National University)

Citation Index
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  • KCI IF(2yr) : 0.44
  • KCI IF(5yr) : 0.0
  • Centrality Index(3yr) : 0.634
  • Immediacy Index : 0.3393

Current Issue : 2021, Vol.5, No.5

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  • Relationship between Role Stress, Emotional Exhaustion, and Mental Health among Community Children’s Center Workers : Focusing on workers at the Community Children's Center in Daejeon City

    Park Ji Sun | Han-Su Ryu | 2021, 5(5) | pp.5~29 | number of Cited : 0
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    This study, the relationship between role stress, emotional exhaustion, and mental health was verified based on the SSO model in order to secure basic data necessary to prepare preventive measures for emotional exhaustion and mental health of Community children's center workers. A survey of workers employed in a community children's center located in Daejeon, South Korea, was conducted, and a causal relationship model including the variables of role stress (Stress), emotional exhaustion (Strain), and mental health (Outcome) was tested by the structural equation model using the data from 140 respondents. In the analysis results, the research model’s goodness-of-fit was statistically significant. In an examination of the correlation among the variables, the role stress was proven to affect mental health through emotional exhaustion. Furthermore, role overload had a direct effect on mental health. Based on these results, this paper discussed various support plans to reduce role stress, which is an influential factor of emotional exhaustion and mental health.
  • Historical difficulties and solutions to the birth of the DMZ

    Joo-Shin Chung | 2021, 5(5) | pp.31~62 | number of Cited : 0
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    The purpose of this article is to examine the historical difficulties and solutions to the birth of the DMZ while recalling the division of the Korean Peninsula, the 38° line of the U.S.-Soviet military government, and the Korean War. For DMZ research, historical difficulties related to the division of the Korean Peninsula must be solved. The 38° line, the MDL, the DMZ, and the result of the joint venture with foreign powers and foreign powers eventually led to division and Conflict of the Korean Peninsula. This means that the reality of unification or integration on the Korean Peninsula is still determined by foreign powers rather than within the people. However, efforts to solve historical difficulties related to the division of the Korean Peninsula are rarely seen. The reason why the 38° line was summoned in this article is because it is in the same context with the DMZ. In the end, it is thought that it is time to renew the 38° line, the Korean War, and the MDL and DMZ for peace or unification on the Korean Peninsula. It has been 76 years since the division and 68 years of cease-fire, but nothing has changed on the Korean Peninsula. In the past, six-way talks for denuclearization and a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula should also be summoned.
  • Cyprus conflict and DMZ issues from the perspective of division and reunion

    KIM HYUNJUNG | 2021, 5(5) | pp.63~88 | number of Cited : 0
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    In this paper, the Cyprus conflict and the United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus are analyzed from the perspective of division and reunion. In particular, this paper analyzed the division and reunion perspectives, types of separation, internal and external forces exerted on the divided countries, and the political, security, and socio-economic conditions related to the DMZ in preparation for the existing perspectives of division and unification. In the division of Cyprus, internal conflict and international conflicts mediated by Britain-Greece-Turkey acted as a complex cause. As the conflict in Cyprus intensified, UN Security Council No. 186 was adopted in 1964, after which the United States urged the concerned countries for a peaceful resolution. The case of Cyprus can provide a perspective of division and reunion. This is a gradual approach to the process of discussing the gradual reunion method, excluding the historicity of division and the necessity of reunion, and setting the goals to be integrated in economic, welfare, and security interests.
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