Asian Country Research @ Pitt: South Korea, Republic of Korea
This guide features selected high-quality resources on the global, political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the continent of Asia and its countries. It features individual country pages as well as sources searchable by topic or country.
In this book, the authors have gathered and present topical research in the study of the economic, political and social issues facing South Korea today. Topics discussed include the adoption of information and communication technology (ICT) in South Korea; labor market policy on non-regular employment in South Korea; the elderly population and South Korea's demographic dilemma; U.S.-South Korea relations and the role, purpose, and results of the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC).
Call Number: HN730.5.A8 K368 2012 Hillman - General Collection
Using social movements as a prism to illuminate the oft-hidden history of twentieth-century Korea, this book provides detailed analysis of major social uprisings that have patterned the country's politics and society. While Katsiaficas focuses on the Gwangju Uprising, which ultimately proved decisive in South Korea's democratization, he includes internal conflicts as Korea entered the modern era, to the country's division and the Korean War, through to opposition to neoliberal economic policies, and ongoing struggles in the Internet age.
Call Number: HM881 .S68 2011 Hillman - General Collection
This book analyses how social movements have evolved and how new social movements have developed since the transition from authoritianism to capitalist democratic government in South Korea. It includes case studies ranging from the women's movement, to environmental NGOs, and from cultural production to law, and provides details on the democratization process in Korea, Will appeal to Korean studies, Asian politics, political history and social movements.