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East & Southeast Asia: An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources
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South Korea: Political & Social Issues
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Amnesty International Report: Korea (Republic of)
2005; 2004; 2003; 2002; 2001; 2000
Annual human rights reports
Asian Pacific Women's Information Network Center (APWINC) "aims at promoting women's informatization and women-related communication technologies in the Asia-Pacific region including South and North Koreas": activities & publications
Constitutional Adjudication System: Experience of Korea Yong-joon Kim's essay in Harvard Asia Quarterly (Winter 2000)
Corruption through Political Contributions in South Korea Report by Verena Blechinger (Oct. 2000 Transparency International Workshop on Corruption & Political Party Funding)
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Korea, Republic of
New2004; 2003; 2002; 2001; 2000; 1999; 1998
Annual reports by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor of the U.S. Department of State
Governing a Global City: Conversation with Cho Soon Conversation with the mayor of Seoul (Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley, Conversations with History series, 1996)
Improving Human Rights Related news stories & policy series compiled by Korean Overseas Information Service
Internet under Surveillance 2004: South Korea From Reporters sans frontires's 2004 report on "Obstacles to the free flow of information online"
Jinbonet: Korean Progressive Network ISP & action partner of Korean NGOs, with goals of "Construction of issue-based and regional networks for solidarity and communication among social movements ... Advocacy, research and policy-making for a just and fair information society," etc.
Korea and the Political Promise of the Net Mitch Kapor's reflections on Uri Party's 2004 electoral victory (Apr. 19, 2004)
Korean Bloggers Joi Ito on the South Korean blogging scene (June 2, 2005)
Korean Defectors Learn Basics Caroline Gluck's report on North Korean defectors adapting to life in South Korea (BBC News, May 27, 2002)
Korean Independence Day An AsiaTODAY special report (Aug. 14, 2000): history; news coverage; articles & commentary
Lost Seouls: South Korea's Political Clean Up An AsiaTODAY Special Report (Jan. 24, 2000) on the release of a blacklist of 67 "incompetent, corrupt, & lazy" politicians by the South Korean group Citizen's Coalition for the 2000 General election (CCEJ)
The Media Tax Probe & the Media Reform Movement in South Korea Seung-Mock Yang's essay in Harvard Asia Quarterly (Winter 2002)
Content-Rich Ministry of National Defense White Paper: New2004; 2003; 2001; 20001999199819971996 Security environment; defense policy & posture for peace; status & task of national defense; defense reform for the 21st century; national defense with the people
National Election Commission Republic of Korea "independent constitutional agencies created for the purpose of managing fair elections and referenda, and affairs related to political parties": information about the election commissions, the electoral system, & the political party & political funds system
National Integrity Systems Study Report: Republic of Korea 2001 Transparency International study of perception of corruption & national integrity (Questionnaire)
Social Watch Country Report: Korea, Rep. Compiled by an international network checking on the fulfillment of internationally agreed commitments on poverty eradication & equality: present situation; progress & regression; signatures & ratifications
South Korea's National Assembly Elections An AsiaTODAY Special Report (4/2000)
South Korea's Election 2004 The Economist Global Agenda (Apr. 16, 2004), with related news stories & Web sites
South Korea's New Generation: Politics & Social Change Asian Perspectives publication based on a May 2003 panel discussion & focusing on "the growth of civil society and its impact on politics, chaebol reform and free markets, and the impact of democratization and new generation leaders on foreign policy" (PDF format)
The South Korean Bombshell That Wasn't David Isenberg's commentary on South Korean Defense Ministry's White Paper, issued on Feb. 4, 2005 (Asia Times, Feb. 11, 2005)
South Korean Presidential Election 2002 An AsiaTODAY special report (Dec. 19, 2002): candidates; political parties; anti-Americanism; North Korea; the economy; general news coverage; Korean English language news sources; links
Transnational Legal Process & World Order: Conversation with Harold Hongju Koh Interview with Yale law professor & former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley, Conversations with History series, 2003)
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