By Yoonkyung Lee

the phenomenal reviews of South Korea and Taiwan in combining excessive progress and liberal democracy in a comparatively brief and related timetable have introduced scholarly recognition to their monetary and political changes. This new paintings appears in particular on the operation of staff and unions within the many years considering labor-repressive authoritarian rule ended, bringing Taiwan, specifically, into the literature on comparative exertions politics.
South Korean exertions unions are typically defined as militant and confrontational, for they typically take to the streets in raucous protest. Taiwanese unions are visible as reasonable and useful, essentially operating via formal political strategies to foyer their agendas. In exploring how and why those post-democratization states have come to reproduce such varieties of hard work politics, Yoonkyung Lee strains the roots in their ameliorations to how unions and political events operated below authoritarianism, and issues to ways that these legacies remain perpetuated. by means of pairing situations with many similarities, Lee persuasively uncovers components that designate the numerous edition at play.

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