Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Elizabeth H. Dalton
Dr. Lawrence Ziring
Dr. Do Young Chang
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The administrative, political, and social development and modernization experience of Korea for the period 1945 through 1953 was examined in this study. Bureaucratic transformation was understood as significant to developmental outcomes for all facets of Korean society.
The political and social development theory model of Fred W. Riggs, the Prismatic Society, was selected for application in the Korean situation. Prismatic theory itself was first analyzed in detail. Korean bureaucratic formation was elucidated from multiple perspectives. The key factor of analysis was interpreted as being the U.S. with Korean bureaucratic interaction.
The bureaucratic complexity was subjected to analysis in terms of the Prismatic Model. Comparative views were presented, as were critical evaluations of the applicability of Riggs to the postwar situation in Korea.
Lee, "An Analysis of the Korean Political Bureaucracy in Terms Of Riggs’ Theory of Prismatic Society and Korean with U.S. Bureaucratic Interaction 1945-1953" (1995). Master's Theses. 5009.