OMPARE POLITICAL SITUATION IN THE UK AND SOUTH KOREA

TYPE OF GOVERNMENT
-parliamentary democracy/absolute dictatorship-how open or closed is the government; how free are citizens to travel
-freedom of expression/control of media

POLITICAL STABILITY
-recent history
-war-civil/foreign
-is political change gradual or violent-how is power transferred?
-level of social unrest:economic,ethnic,religious tension
-homogenous(same)or heterogenous(different)population
-level of organised crime and involvement in business(mafia)

POLITICAL  RISK
-linked to stability-high stability/lower risk;unstable/higher risk
-companies adopt different ways of conducting business depending upon the level of risk
-higher riskhigher cost of capital;low/variable demand
books,articles,databases(CIA,DFID,OECD,UNICEF,PARLIAMENT.UK,etc)