Part I. Introduction -- South Korea: democratization, globalization, and foreign policies -- Part II. Democratization and foreign policies -- Polarization, rising nationalism, and foreign policy preferences -- Information revolution and the rally-round-the-flag effects -- Part III. Globalization: two faces of Janus -- From a developmental state to a neoliberal state -- Globalization: an opportunity for expanding power -- Paradoxical consequence of globalization on domestic politics -- Part IV. The foreign policy consequence of Korea's trade and ODA -- Economic power and voting in the United Nations -- Trade between South Korea and Japan, vote congruence -- The impact of Korea's ODA and trade on foreign policy cooperation -- Part V. Conclusion -- The future of South Korea's foreign policies
"South Korea has experienced new challenges both internally and externally with respect to its foreign policies. Internally, democratization has changed political terrain for domestic and international politics. Democratization and the information revolution have reinvigorated civic life and citizens have become active in expressing very divergent and often polarized views on foreign policies. Democratization also promotes South Korean nationalism. Rising nationalist sentiments make it difficult for the U.S. to effectively handle regional security-related issues such as the North Korean nuclear program, balancing against China, and dealing with the potential Sino-Japanese conflict."