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  1. State-centric to Contested Social Governance in Korea

    Shifting Power

    By Hyuk-Rae Kim

    Series: Routledge Studies on Modern Korea

    In this interdisciplinary study of governance, Hyuk-Rae Kim traces how civil society and NGOs have evolved over time, how they differ in motivation from their Western counterparts, and the role civil society NGOs have played in consolidating democracy as the governance system in Korea changes from...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Economy-Security Nexus in Northeast Asia

    Edited by T.J. Pempel

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The dynamics of Northeast Asia have traditionally been considered primarily in military and hard security terms or alternatively along their economic dimensions. This book argues that relations among the states of Northeast Asia are far more comprehensible when the mutually shaping interactions...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. De-Bordering Korea

    Tangible and Intangible Legacies of the Sunshine Policy

    Edited by Valérie Gelézeau, Koen De Ceuster, Alain Delissen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    As tensions remain on the Korean peninsula, this book looks back on the decade of improved inter-Korean relations and engagement between 1998 and 2008, now known as the ‘Sunshine Policy’ era. Moving beyond traditional economic and political perspectives, it explores how this decade of intensified...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. East Asia Beyond the History Wars

    Confronting the Ghosts of Violence

    By Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Morris Low, Leonid Petrov, Timothy Y. Tsu

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    East Asia is now the world’s economic powerhouse, but ghosts of history continue to trouble relations between the key countries of the region, particularly between Japan, China and the two Koreas. Unhappy legacies of Japan’s military expansion in pre-war Asia prompt on-going calls for apologies,...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Contemporary South Korean Society

    A Critical Perspective

    Edited by Hee-Yeon Cho, Lawrence Surendra, Hyo-Je Cho

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    The growing importance of the Korean economy in the global arena and the spread of the so-called ‘Korean wave’ in Asia mean there is an increasing desire to understand contemporary Korean Society. To this end, this book provides a critical and progressive analysis of the diverse issues that impact...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Media and Democratic Transition in South Korea

    By Ki-Sung Kwak

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Since South Korea achieved partial democracy in 1987, the country has moved away from authoritarian political control. However, after two decades of democratic transition, South Korea still does not have a strong liberal, individualist culture – something that has brought about a wide range of...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Korean War at Sixty

    New Approaches to the Study of the Korean War

    Edited by Steven Casey

    Korea used to be the ‘forgotten war.’ Now, however, experts widely view it as a pivotal moment in the history of the Cold War, while its legacy still scars contemporary East Asian politics. The sixtieth anniversary of the Korean War is a fitting time both to assess the current state of...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Diaspora Literature and Visual Culture

    Asia in Flight

    By Sheng-mei Ma

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    This book offers an incisive and ambitious critique of Asian Diaspora culture, looking specifically at literature and visual popular culture. Sheng-mei Ma’s engaging text discusses issues of self and its relationship with Asian Diaspora culture in the global twenty-first century. Using examples...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Human Rights Discourse in North Korea

    Post-Colonial, Marxist and Confucian Perspectives

    By Jiyoung Song

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    This unique book examines the conceptual development of human rights in North Korea from historical, political and cultural perspectives. Dr Jiyoung Song explains how North Korea has understood the concepts of human rights in its public documents since its independence from Japan in 1945. Through...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Politics of Coalition in Korea

    Between Institutions and Culture

    By Youngmi Kim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    This book examines how inter- and intra-party coalition-building affects governability in South Korea. Focusing on the Kim Dae-jung administration (1998-2003) as a case study in the failure of a government to turn electoral success into stable governability, or ability to implement reform policies,...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

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