Mass Politics and Culture in Democratizing Korea / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
This pioneering book offers a dynamic and global account of Korea's place in the current third wave of democratization. Drawing on a unique sample of six national surveys conducted in Korea since 1988, and richly comparative, the book carefully examines the evolution, contours and consequences of Korean democratization from the perspective of Korean people themselves and their experiences throughout the entire course of democratic change. Notably, the book characterizes and distinguishes Korea as a non-Western and Confucian model of democratization.
Table of ContentsPart I. The Political System: 1. Uncertain dynamics of democratization 2. Human meaning of democratization; Part II. Average Citizens: 3. Commitment to democratic consolidation; 4. Citizen competence and participation; Part III. Representative Institutions: 5. Legislative assemblies; 6. Political parties; Part IV. Non-Western Roads to Democratization: 7. Consolidating nascent democracy; 8. Acquiring democratic orientations; 9. Korean democratization: problems and prospects.