Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

While most analyses of Korean politics have looked to elites to explain political change, this new and revised edition of Korean Society examines the role of ordinary people in this dramatic transformation. Taking the innovative theme of 'civil society' - voluntary organizations outside the role of the state which have participated in the process of political and social democratization - the essays collected here examine Korea as one of the most dramatic cases in the world of ordinary citizens participating in the transformation of politics. Key topics discussed include: * comparisons of Korean democratization to the experiences of post-authoritarian regimes elsewhere in the world * comparisons of the theory of civil society as developed in Western Europe and America * the legacy of Korea's Confucian past for contemporary politics and society * close examinations of various civil society movements * South Korea and North Korea. Conceptually innovative, up-to-date and timely, the new edition of this book will be an invaluable resource for students of contemporary Korea, Asian politics and the global struggle for democracy.

Buy Korean Society book by Charles K. Armstrong from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415770576
ISBN-10: 0415770572
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Korean Society book by Charles K. Armstrong and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Charles K. Armstrong

Charles K. Armstrong is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Korean Research at Columbia University, New York.

Books By Author Charles K. Armstrong

Tyranny of the Weak by Charles K. Armstrong

Tyranny of the Weak

Paperback, October 2015
Koreas by Charles K. Armstrong

The Koreas

Paperback, August 2013
Korean Society by Charles K. Armstrong

Korean Society

Paperback, November 2006
Korea at the Center by Charles K. Armstrong

Korea at the Center

Hardback, May 2005