Show simple item record Kim, Chan Jin 2011-02-15T17:02:57Z 2011-02-15T17:02:57Z 2000-12
dc.identifier.citation 10 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 1 (2000) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1066-8632
dc.description This paper is based on an earlier version originally presented at the Centennial Celebration of the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, Washington, May 3, 2000. en_US
dc.description.abstract Chan Jin Kim is a former member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea (1997-2000), Senior Partner of CJ International Law Offices; Ph.D. in Law, University of Washington, 1972; M.C.L., University of Michigan, 1969; LL.M., 1967 and LL.B., 1963 Seoul National University Law School. Abstract: Transformation is the key word to explain the Korean attitudes towards law. In the early 1950's, nation building gave impetus to economic growth and allowed Korea to quickly pass through the preliminary stages of development. Industrialization, urbanization and eventual emigration of the populace have, in many senses, displaced the traditional social value system based on Confucianism. However, a new value system has yet to take hold. The lack of such guidelines has left Koreans in a state of confusion in a world that continues to change. The Korean Constitution clearly mandates equal protection under the laws for all Koreans. However, such concepts as fundamental rights, human dignity, sovereign power, or election of officers were only introduced after 1948. As a result, Korean attitudes toward law have failed to keep pace with economic development. While attitudes are shifting, a lack of respect for the law is still a challenge that must be overcome before Korea joins the ranks of a truly industrialized nation. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Article en_US
dc.title [10PacRimLPolyJ001] Korean Attitudes Towards Law en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2000 by Pacific Rim Law & Policy Association en_US

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