The State, Society and Democratization in South Korea: The Impact of Deepening Industrialization

  • Chung-Si Ahn
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A society can be divided into a civic sector and the polity (that is, the public sector). The civic sector constitutes the private domain of social life, which encompasses various non-political relationships of individuals and groups. The polity, on the other hand, constitutes the public part of social life and is often described as a relationship of domination and subordination. Relationships in political life are mainly regulated by power and authority, while in civic life they are primarily spontaneous and are maintained through voluntary actions.


Civil Society Class State State Apparatus Political Society Civic Life 
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