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The Veto Point Politics of the Presidential Impeachment in South Korea: An Analysis of the Parliamentary Impeachment against President Rho Moo-hyun

  • Korean Social Science Journal
  • Abbr : KSSJ
  • 2012, 39(2), pp.79-106
  • Publisher : Korean Social Science Research Council
  • Research Area : Social Science > Social Science in general

Kim, Soon Yang 1

1영남대학교

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ABSTRACT

The principal purpose of this article is to narrate the veto point politics of the 2004 parliamentary impeachment against President Rho Moo-hyun in terms of the political and institutional contexts and the process and outcomes of impeachment, in order to debate over the factors that caused the failure of impeachment. To the aim, this article first explored the theoretical frameworks on the presidential impeachment and veto points, and then gave a general explanation of the background story of Korean politics and impeachment institutions. This article proceeded to elaborate on the political and institutional contexts of the presidential impeachment and how these contexts influenced the process and outcomes of impeachment. The next chapter examined the veto point politics of impeachment, consisted of parliamentary motion and the Constitutional Court’s adjudication. Consecutively, this article narrated the outcomes and aftermaths of impeachment, and then finalized with the discussions on the factors that caused the failure of impeachment

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