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Contentious Activism and Inter-Korean Relations

Danielle Chubb


This book traces the development of various policy disputes and perspectives from the period of South Korea’s democratic transition and provides an understanding of how policymakers have managed inter-Korean relations. It shows how, in South Korea, the contentious debate over relations with the North transcends traditional considerations of physical and economic security. It also describes how political activists play a critical role in shaping the discussion of these issues as they pursue the separate yet connected agendas of democracy, human rights, and unification. The book focuses on four ... More

Keywords: South Korea, inter-Korean relations, political activists, Kwangju uprising, June 1987 uprising, Kim Dae Jung

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231161367
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231161367.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Danielle Chubb, author
Deakin University