Evaluating the Manifesto of Local Government Leaders in South Korea


Joohyun Kang, Sookmyung Women's Univeristy


Tuesday, May 06, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
11377 Bunche Hall
UCLA

 

The purpose of this research is to evaluate the Manifestoes of local government leaders and examine the impact of Manifesto evaluation scores of local government leaders on 2010 local election outcomes in South Korea. In additions, the research examines what factors determine Manifesto evaluation scores of local government leaders. The evaluation on Manifestoes of local government leaders shows that the most popular issue is economy in the Manifesto, as expected. The way of becoming polices from campaign pledges they suggested the most is construction and creation. Local government leaders get the highest Manifesto scores on making their manifesto more specifically. However, they get the lowest scores at specifying when they exactly complete policies as they promised and how they make the money for polices. The results of analyses show that party and positions in local government leaders significantly influence the Manifesto evaluation scores of local government leaders. The empirical analyses also show that there is a strong positive relationship between the Manifesto evaluation scores of local government leaders and 2010 election outcomes. 

The lecture will be in Korean.


Sponsor(s): Center for Korean Studies


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