Democratization and Social Movements in South Korea: Defiant by Sun-Chul Kim

By Sun-Chul Kim

South Korea presents an highbrow problem within the fields of social pursuits and democracy in that extreme mobilization and the powerful impact of social hobbies have observed regular democratization for greater than 20 years, regardless of significant theories having expected in a different way.

This e-book examines how social pursuits in formerly authoritarian contexts evolve after democratic transition, using South Korea as a case research. It explores how democratic swap impacts the shape of social pursuits, and the way social activities have an effect on the velocity and path of democracy in flip. It explains how South Korean social hobbies have been capable of reach powerful political impression by way of concentrating on 4 causal components: the configuration of significant political actors in the course of the transition interval, the relational dynamics between social flow teams, the connection among social events and institutionalized political actors, and the effect of transnational forces within the post-transition interval. in contrast to prior scholarship, the booklet takes a old, actor-centered, and process-oriented procedure that heavily follows the interactions between contending actors via occasion sequences, instead of being pushed through summary theoretical frameworks. In doing so, it analyses makes use of a huge variety of facts, together with police files, untapped activist records, presidential memoirs, newspaper bills and unique info sets.

Shedding gentle at the advanced political truth that gave upward push to a contentious civil society in South Korea after democratization, this e-book additionally illuminates the institutional stipulations which may aid advertise family peace and balance. as a result will probably be of serious use to scholars and students of Korean stories, Korean politics and social activities, in addition to coverage makers.

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