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Author Kwak, Ki-Sung

Title Media and democratic transition in South Korea / Ki-Sung Kwak
Published New York : Routledge, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 168 pages)
Series Media, culture and social change in Asia ; 29
Media, culture, and social change in Asia series ; 29
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of tables; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Authoritarian governments and tame media ( -1987); 2 Early democratic transition: conservative governments and cautious media (1988-1997); 3 Reformist governments and contested media (1998-2007); 4 Newspapers and democracy; 5 Television and democracy; 6 Online media and democracy; 7 Conclusion: conservative restoration and redefining the lines of media contestation; Bibliography; Index
Summary Since South Korea achieved partial democracy in 1987, the country has moved away from authoritarian political control. However, after two decades of democratic transition, South Korea still does not have a strong liberal, individualist culture - something that has brought about a wide range of scholarly discussion on the nature of democracy practised in this dynamic country. While the political changes in South Korea have received rigorous attention from Western scholars, less attention has been given to the changing nature and role of media in this and other such transitions. This book focuse
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Restricted: Printing from this resource is governed by The Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations (UK) and UK copyright law currently in force. WlAbNL
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Subject Democracy -- Korea (South) -- History
Democratization -- Korea (South) -- History
Government and the press -- Korea (South) -- History
Press and politics -- Korea (South) -- History
Government and the press.
Politics and government
Press and politics.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media Studies.
Korea (South) -- Politics and government -- 1960-1988
Korea (South) -- Politics and government -- 1988-2002
Korea (South) -- Politics and government -- 2002-
Korea (South)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203116178