The Korean peacebuilding case study has not been drawing substantial attention in peace and conflict studies scholarship. Given its extensive geopolitical dimensions, involving the Cold War legacy and nuclear weapons, it appears to be better suited for the field of international relations. However, there have been several South Korean civil society groups who built relationships with people in North Korea across the Demilitarized Zone, and promoted civic values for peace, in order to overcome the fragile armistice situation and build a sustainable peace on the Korean peninsula. Exploring the role of Korean civil society is expected to narrow the gaps in the Korean peace process, both in terms of knowledge and practice, and to add significant empirical substance to discussions in peace and conflict...
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This work has received funding from the Irish Research Council and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 713279.
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Kim, D.J. (2020). Peacebuilding and Korean Civil Society. In: The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11795-5_116-1
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