European University Institute Library

Rights claiming in South Korea, edited by Celeste L. Arrington, Patricia Goedde

Summary
Although rights-based claims are diversifying and opportunities and resources for claims-making have improved, obtaining rights protections and catalysing social change in South Korea remain challenging processes. This volume examines how different groups in South Korea have defined and articulated grievances and mobilized to remedy them. It explores developments in the institutional contexts within which rights claiming occurs and in the sources of support available for utilizing different claims-making channels. Drawing on scores of original interviews, readings of court rulings and statutes, primary archival and digital sources, and interpretive analysis of news media coverage in Korean, this volume illuminates rights in action. The chapters uncover conflicts over contending rights claims, expose disparities between theory and practice in the law, trace interconnections among rights-based movements, and map emerging trends in the use of rights language. Case studies examine the rights of women, workers, people with disabilities, migrants, and sexual minorities.--, Provided by publisher
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 342 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781108810340

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