Théorie du complot et la communication politique en Corée du Sud

Hyun, Jeong-Im orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-6773-9107 and Chun, Sang-Chin (2014) Théorie du complot et la communication politique en Corée du Sud. Hermes, 68 (2). ISSN 0767-9513

[thumbnail of Version of Record]
PDF (Version of Record) - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.


Official URL:


With the revolution of communication tools, we are experiencing more than ever easy access to the information. However, that does not mean that people communicate better than before: the essence of the communication is not to inform oneself, but to understand each other, to live better together.
The primary role of politicians is to promote an institutional environment to live better together. However, their efforts to win the trust from the citizens seem to be ineffective. the communication between politicians and citizens became more difficult than ever, they even refuse to understand each other.
To try to find out why, we analyzed a Korean political scandal occurred in 2008, known as "the power abuse case of the Minister of Justice". As an analysis resource, we used minutes of parliamentary plenary sessions about this power abuse scandal to analyze Korean MPs arguments. Our result shows that most of conservative MPs’ arguments are based on conspiracy theory. This is the one of the main reasons why the communication between the politicians and citizens are so difficult. Because conspiracy theory is only trying to find the responsible in their enemies rather than the real reasons of the problem and resolve them. (There is no abstract section in French journal, I wrote an abstract in English for this purpose)

Repository Staff Only: item control page