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Militants or PartisansLabor Unions and Democratic Politics in Korea and Taiwan$
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Yoonkyung Lee

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804775373

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804775373.001.0001

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Labor Unions and Political Parties in Democratized Korea and Taiwan

Labor Unions and Political Parties in Democratized Korea and Taiwan

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(p.73) 4 Labor Unions and Political Parties in Democratized Korea and Taiwan
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Militants or Partisans
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804775373.003.0004

This chapter examines the influence of the varying relationships formed between labor unions and political parties on the nature of labor politics in democratized Korea and Taiwan. It describes the patterns of political party-labor union linkages and conditions that aided the formation of these partisan relations. The analysis of lawmakers' career profiles in the national legislature and workers' voting patterns reveals effective party-union linkages in Taiwan and the absence of such linkages in Korea.

Keywords:   labor unions, political parties, Korea, Taiwan, labor politics, partisan relations, lawmakers, workers' voting patterns

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