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The struggle for democracy in South Korea in the 1980s and the rise of anti-Americanism

Author: Tim Shorrock

In: Third World Quarterly, Vol 8, No 4 (October), 1986, pp. 1195-1218

Analyses the Park Chung Hee regime, looks back to the Kwangju massacre and role of the US, and comments on the student and worker demonstrations in the spring of 1986 and US/Korean government attempts to channel unrest from the streets into electoral activity. Refers to his earlier article ‘Korea: Stirrings of resistance’, The Progressive, February 1986.