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Contentious activism & inter-Korean relations

Contentious activism & inter-Korean relations

Chubb, Danielle L

In South Korea, debate over relations with the North is a contentious subject that transcends traditional considerations of physical and economic security. Political activists play a critical role in shaping the discourse as they pursue the separate yet connected agendas of democracy, human rights, and unification. Providing international observers with a better understanding of how South Korean policy makers manage inter-Korean relations, this volume traces the debate from the 1970s through South Korea's democratic transition. Focusing on four case studies?the 1980 Kwangju uprising, the

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Published New York : Columbia University Press 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Danielle L. Chubb
ISBN: 0231161360, 0231536321, 9780231161367, 9780231536325
Note: Print version record.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language note: In English.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 272 pages .)
Other Number: 10.7312/chub16136
Publisher Number: EB00662788
Series: Contemporary Asia in the world
Subject: Korea (South); Democratization.; HISTORY Asia Korea.; Kwangju Uprising, Kwangju-si, Korea, 1980.; Korea (South) Foreign relations Korea (North); Korea (South) Politics and government.; Korea (North) Foreign relations Korea (South); Diplomatic relations.; Korean reunification question (1945- ) Political aspects Korea (South); Korea (North); Democratization Korea (South) History 20th century.; Politics and government.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Government International.; POLITICAL SCIENCE International Relations General.; Kwangju Uprising (Kwangju-si, Korea : 1980)
Alternative Title: Contentious activism and inter-Korean relations
Series Title: Contemporary Asia in the world.


  1. Political activism and inter-Korean relations
  2. Political activism, discursive power, and norm negotiation
  3. Political activism under Yushin and the Kwangju Uprising, May 1980
  4. From Kwangju to democracy, 1980-1987
  5. South Korea in transition, 1987-1997
  6. A new era of inter-Korean relations, 1998-2007
  7. Conclusion : inter-Korean relations from a South Korean perspective.