Korean Society: Civil Society, Democracy and the State / Edition 2

Korean Society: Civil Society, Democracy and the State / Edition 2

by Charles K. Armstrong
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415770572

ISBN-13: 9780415770576

Pub. Date: 12/04/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

While most analyses of Korean politics have looked to elites to explain political change, this new and revised edition of Korean Society examines the role of ordinary people in this dramatic transformation. Taking the innovative theme of 'civil society' - voluntary organizations outside the role of the state which have participated in the process of

Overview

While most analyses of Korean politics have looked to elites to explain political change, this new and revised edition of Korean Society examines the role of ordinary people in this dramatic transformation. Taking the innovative theme of 'civil society' - voluntary organizations outside the role of the state which have participated in the process of political and social democratization - the essays collected here examine Korea as one of the most dramatic cases in the world of ordinary citizens participating in the transformation of politics.

Key topics discussed include:

  • comparisons of Korean democratization to the experiences of post-authoritarian regimes elsewhere in the world
  • comparisons of the theory of civil society as developed in Western Europe and America
  • the legacy of Korea's Confucian past for contemporary politics and society
  • close examinations of various civil society movements
  • South Korea and North Korea.

Conceptually innovative, up-to-date and timely, the new edition of this book will be an invaluable resource for students of contemporary Korea, Asian politics and the global struggle for democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415770576
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/04/2006
Series:
Asia's Transformations Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition Charles K. Armstrong 1. Civil Society in West and East Bruce Cumings 2. The Problematic Modernity of Confucianism: "Civil Society" in Choson Korea John Duncan 3. Civil Society and Democratization in South Korea Sunhyuk Kim 4. Engendering Civil Society: The Role of the Labor Movement Hagen Koo 5. The South Korean Student Movement: Undongkwon as Counterpublic Sphere Namhee Lee 6. Women and Civil Society in South Korea Seungsook Moon 7. Commemorating Kwangju: The 5.18 Movement and Civil Society in the Late 1990s Linda S. Lewis 8. Protestant Christianity and the State Donald N. Clark 9. Beyond the DMZ: The Possibility of Civil Society in North Korea Charles K. Armstrong

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