South Korea democratization
December 01, 2022
How South Korea’s Authoritarian Past Shapes Its Democracy
By Joan E. Cho
Understanding the weaknesses of South Korea’s democracy requires looking to the country’s authoritarian past.
May 24, 2022
Gi-Wook Shin on Gwangju and South Korea’s Democracy
By Shannon Tiezzi
“The tragic outcome was a brutal wakeup call to Korean democratic movements.”
May 18, 2022
How Activists Kept the Memory of the Gwangju Uprising Alive
By Hwang Sok-yong, Lee Jae-eui, Jeon Yong-ho, and Slin Jung
The story of the “Gwangju White Papers” and “Beyond Death,” the first underground handouts to discuss the Gwangju Uprising.
March 05, 2021
Can Southeast Asia Follow South Korea’s Democratization Model?
By Choi Seong Hyeon
Democratic movements in Myanmar and Thailand may face more challenges than South Korea did in the late 20th century.
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