This paper explains the difference between Korea’s vocal movements and feeble parties versus Taiwan’s stable parties and dependent movements from the political dynamics formed under the authoritarian state. Taiwan’s party-based authoritarianism provided ground for party development but not for independent social movements. Korea’s personal dictatorship was inimical to party development but engendered a contentious movement sector.
Diverging Patterns of Democratic Representation in Korea and Taiwan: Political Parties and Social Movements
Yoonkyung Lee is Associate Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Binghamton, U.S.A. She is the author of Militants or Partisans: Labor Unions and Democratic Politics in Korea and Taiwan (Stanford, 2011). Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Yoonkyung Lee; Diverging Patterns of Democratic Representation in Korea and Taiwan: Political Parties and Social Movements. Asian Survey 1 June 2014; 54 (3): 419–444. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2014.54.3.419
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