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Leverage of the Weak: Labor and Environmental Movements in Taiwan and South Korea

Hwa-Jen Liu


Despite of similarities in colonial heritages, authoritarian rule, and a breakneck speed of industrialization, despite of similar levels of grievances over abused labor power and natural environment, why did two countries as structurally similar as Taiwan and Korea produce distinct sequences—in reverse order—of the rise of labor and environmental movements? The story that emerges in Leverage of the Weak is of the realization, and the limit, of two types of movement power under the dominance of developmental states and corporate economies. Leverage of the Weak goes beyond the conventional discu ... More

Keywords: Labor, environment, leverage power, ideology, movement power, movement trajectory, comparative method, East Asia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816689514
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816689514.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hwa-Jen Liu, author
National Taiwan University