Environmental Management in the Republic of Korea: Origin, Policy, Program, Questions

  • Yearn Hong Choi
Part of the Policy Studies Organization Series book series (PSOS)


Seoul, Korea, hosted the Summer Olympics in 1988. During the Olympics NBC television showed features of Seoul that included high-rise buildings, the Han River, air pollution and crowds. The Han River was very polluted even in the 1960s and 1970s, and strange-looking fish have been caught by anglers.


Environmental Policy Democratic Liberal Party Political Reform Environmental Affair Political Protest 
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Notes and References

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    Kyung-Sik Cho, ‘Environmental Policy in the 1990s’, National Policy Studies (Democratic Liberal Party Policy Studies Institute), Fall 1990, p. 138.Google Scholar

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© Policy Studies Organization 1994

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