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    POLITICS, SOCIOECONOMIC CONDITIONS AND THE WELFARE STATE: HOW POLITICS AND SOCIOECONOMIC CONDITIONS HAVE SHAPED THE WELFARE REGIME IN SOUTH KOREA 

    Seil Oh; Ponlapat Buracom (NIDA, 9/16/20)

    In any country with a political system based upon democracy, it has been conventional wisdom that center-left or progressive regimes tend to expand welfare programs, while center-right or conservative governments are more likely to dismantle the welfare state. However, in reality, any political party with a distinct political position on welfare policies is usually put under public scrutiny, which makes it risky for them to simply follow their traditional beliefs, without taking into account public reactions over welfare-related decision-making. ...