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South Korean civil movement organisations – "Hope, crisis, and pragmatism in democratic transition" - Manchester Scholarship Online
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South Korean civil movement organisations: "Hope, crisis, and pragmatism in democratic transition"

Amy Levine


How does civil society come together and disperse inside a rapidly industrialised and democratised nation? South Korean civil movement organisations is an ethnographic study of the social movements and advocacy organisations inside South Korea as well as practical methods in democratic transition more generally. The book is based on two years of fieldwork inside a handful of NGOs, NPOs, and think tanks in Seoul as the ‘386 generation’ came to lead during the Roh Moo Hyun presidency (2003-8). It is a rich exploration of the many crises, hopes, practical projects and pragmatic theories that anim ... More

Keywords: Democracy, Civil society, Hope, Crisis, Pragmatism, Asia, Korea, Socio-legal studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719090493
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090493.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy Levine, author
Pusan National University