2017: Re-Democratisation in South Korea

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The Asia-Pacific Journal | Japan Focus,  Volume 15 | Issue 14 | Number 5 | Jul 15, 2017
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Candlelight and the Yellow Ribbon: Catalyzing Re-Democratization in South Korea

Nan Kim

As an outcome of the ongoing re-democratization movement in South Korea, the recent success of the Candlelight Revolution provides valuable perspective for those grappling with the crisis of democracy in the U.S. under Trump. This article also seeks to explain the relationship between the Sewol Ferry Disaster and the Candlelight Movement, a connection readily taken for granted among most South Koreans but often perplexing to those outside of Korea.

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