Chapter 1: Pandora's Box? South Korea's Democratization and Consolidation

Hyung Gu Lynn
January 2007
Bipolar Orders: The Two Koreas Since 1989;2007, p23
Book Chapter
Chapter 1 of the book "Bipolar Orders: The Two Koreas Since 1989" is presented. It explores the process of democratization and consolidation in South Korea. It elaborates on the democracy movements and student movements for democracy in the country in the 1980s and 1990s. It also discusses how laborers armed with rocks clashed with military police across the country.


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