The Korean Peace Process and Civil Society

Towards Strategic Peacebuilding

  • Dong Jin Kim

Part of the Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies book series (RCS)

About this book


The Post-Cold War era witnessed a dramatic rise in breakthroughs for peace processes, including the Korean peninsula, between parties mired in protracted conflict. However, many such processes broke down within a short period of time. This book explores the possibilities for comprehensive and sustainable peacebuilding strategy in the Korean peace process, beyond reaching an agreement, by reviewing diverse peacebuilding activities from government and civil society.

Dong Jin Kim is Irish Research Council and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Cofund CAROLINE Fellow at the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland. He is currently seconded to Corrymeela, Northern Ireland. Dr Kim’s research focuses on sustainable peacebuilding in societies affected by protracted conflicts, such as Korea and Ireland.


Cooperative Development Korean War Cold War NGOs Korean Ecumenical Movement Peace Process Civil Society Peacebuilding Korean civil society Japanese colonial rule sustainable peace structural violence interdependent peacebuilding World Council of Churches North Korea Armistice Agreement 1953 March 1 movement human rights process-structure gap peacebuilding strategic framework international community

Authors and affiliations

  • Dong Jin Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Irish School of EcumenicsTrinity College DublinDublinIreland

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