By Justine Guichard
Among the societies that skilled a political transition clear of authoritarianism within the Eighties, South Korea can be a paragon of 'successful democratization.' This fulfillment is taken into account to be in detail tied to a brand new establishment brought with the 1987 swap of regime, meant to guard primary norms and rights: the Constitutional courtroom of Korea. whereas constitutional justice is basically celebrated for having accomplished either reasons, this booklet proposes an leading edge and important account of the court's function. hoping on an interpretive research of jurisprudence, it uncovers the ambivalence with which the court docket has intervened within the significant dispute opposing the country and elements of civil society after the transition: (re)defining enmity. according to this problem, constitutional justice has produced either liberal and intolerant results, selling the rule of thumb of legislation and easy rights whereas reinforcing the mechanisms of exclusion bounding South Korean democracy within the identify of nationwide security.