Political Implications of Candle Light Protests in South Korea

Hyeon-Woo Lee
September 2009
Korea Observer;Autumn2009, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p495
Academic Journal
The article discusses the political characteristics and motives of candle light protests in South Korea which took place between May and July 2008. By examining the political mindset of protesters, it interprets the protests as an expression of dispute over the beef imported from the U.S. which eventually triggered political ideologies. The protest aims to guide related misconceptions on beef importation and to examine the social consequences by probing the Koreans' political participation.


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