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Author Arrington, Celeste L., 1980- author

Title Accidental activists : victim movements and government accountability in Japan and South Korea / Celeste L. Arrington
Published Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 234 pages)
Series Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.
Contents Introduction: Victimhood and government accountability -- 1. Explaining redress outcomes -- 2. Constructing victimhood and villainy in Japan and Korea -- 3. Hansesn's disease survivors' rights -- 4. The politics of hepatitis C-tainted blood products -- 5. The North Korean abductions and abductee families' activism -- Conclusion: The politics of redress
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-222) and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 5, 2016)
Subject Government liability -- Japan.
Government liability -- Korea (South)
Political participation -- Japan.
Political participation -- Korea (South)
Victims -- Political activity -- Japan.
Victims -- Political activity -- Korea (South)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0801453763
1501703374 (electronic bk)
9781501703379 (electronic bk)