Democracy

Scholarly Publications

South Korea’s Democracy in Crisis

The Threats of Illiberalism, Populism, and Polarization

United Front

Projecting Solidarity through Deliberation in Vietnam’s Single-Party Legislature

South Korea's Democratic Decay

July 2020

South Korea (hereafter Korea) is following global trends as it slides toward a “democratic depression.” Both the spirit of democracy and actual liberal-democratic standards are under attack.

Other Publications

Taiwan's Place in the Evolving Security Environment of East Asia

July 2018

In March 2018 the Taiwan Democracy and Security Project, a part of the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative at Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia- Pacific Research Center, convened a workshop that...

News

The Path Ahead for Yoon

September 2022

How Korea’s New President Can Recover from His First 100 Days of Struggles

In Troubled Waters: South Korea’s Democracy in Crisis

May 2022

Just as the United States experienced a crisis of democracy under the Trump administration, South Korea underwent a democratic recession during President Moon Jae-in’s time in office. The...

South Korea Votes, Beijing Watches

March 2022

Anti-Chinese sentiment surges—especially among the young—in advance of the March 9 elections.

Old Events

Technology and Democracy in India

January 25, 2022

This event is co-sponsored by  Center for South Asia and is part of Shorenstein APARC's winter 2022 webinar series, New Frontiers: Technology, Politics, and Society in the Asia-Pacific How does...

Are South Korean Liberals Truly Liberal?

January 28, 2021

To watch the recording of the event, click here.

Projects

Taiwan Democracy and Security Project Speaker Series

The Taiwan Democracy and Security Project Speaker Series features talks by Taiwanese public officials, intellectuals, and scholars, and by U.S.-based scholars of Taiwan and of cross-strait...
English

Stanford Korea Democracy Project

This project seeks to understand the emergence and evolution of social movements during the 1970s and 1980s in South Korea.
English

Shorenstein Journalism Award

THE SHORENSTEIN JOURNALISM AWARD HAS A NEW DIGITAL HOME.
English

Multimedia

Wind of Change? South Korea under the New Administration

May 2017

Video and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC Korea Program colloquium, "Wind of Change?

Eight Threats to Freedom of Expression in India

April 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC colloquium, "Eight Threats to Freedom of Expression in India," on April 5, 2017, with Ramachandra Guha.India prides itself on being the "world's largest democracy." In some respects it is certifiably...

Impeachment and After: What Does the Future Hold for Korea's Politics?

February 2017

Video and transcript from Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program panel discussion, "Impeachment and After: What Does the Future Hold for Korea's Politics?" on Jan.

People

Photo of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Kiyoteru Tsutsui Kiyoteru Tsutsui Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
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