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Do Koreans, Americans See Justice Differently?

April 7, 2009

Thankfully the Korean-American relationship today is somewhat calmer following the harrowing mad-cow protests of last year. 

In spite of the surface calmness, however, I wager that the next storm could be just around the corner. The issue that will trigger another upheaval would surely involve the issue of justice. 

In short, the clash is almost always over how Koreans perceive justice or injustice, which is diametrically opposed to the way the United States defines justice. Korea has what we would call the “substantive” model of justice; the United States uses a concept known as the “procedural” justice administration. 

Click Here for the Full Story (The Korean Times)

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