Working-Class formation and Civil Society after the Democratization of 1987

Dans le cadre du séminaire de Sabina Loriga (avec David Schreiber et Olaf Bortz) « Usages publics du passé »

Kim Dong-Choon

professeur de sociologie
SungKongHoe University (Séoul), invité de l'EHESS

donne une conférence intitulée

Working-Class formation and Civil Society after the Democratization of 1987

le 21 janvier 2020 à 13-15h
EHESS, salle AS1_08, 54 bd Raspail, Paris 6e.

 

After the 1987’s democratization, South Korean society witnessed the great upsurge of labor movements and civic organizations. But, in a staunchly anti-Communist South Korea, the numbers of people in labor unions remains about ten percent, which also may be the lowest among OECD countries. Community organization and civic participation in grass roots politics has been still underdeveloped, although there have been advances in the political democratization. As neo-liberalism or market fundamentalism took the place of anticommunist liberalism after 1997, the steps toward reforming labor relations and civil society have been distorted and weakened by which social power for deepening democratization and welfare state could not be sufficiently formed. I will give lectures on the situation of the Korean working class and civic organizations in order to explain current Korean political society in comparative perspective.

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Date(s)
  • Mardi 21 janvier 2020 - 13:00 - 15:00