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Civil Society on the Move

Transition and Transfer in Germany and South Korea


Edited By Eun-Jeung Lee and Hannes B. Mosler

Following the transformation of the Soviet-controlled Eastern European system, there has been a renewal of discourses on civil society. The collection of essays discusses this complicated and controversial concept and explores the possibility of new approaches for the study of Korean civil society and democracy. Combining interdisciplinary and transregional research, it contributes directly to the field of democracy after democratization and sheds light on concepts of civil society, developments of various civil society organizations and student movements in Germany, Korea, and Eastern Europe.
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1968 and its Consequences in the GDR – Looking for Traces in the Cultural Field



This essay is concerned with the influence of the 1968 protests in the German Democratic Republic, or East Germany. Being born and raised in the GDR, the author investigates the questions of how and what kinds of aspects of the movement were reflected in literature, both among intellectuals and the more general cultural field of East Germany.

Ich stamm aus einem kleinen Volk mit Hang zum Größenwahne, wir träumten von einer besseren Welt und meist von der Banane.

Hans-Eckardt Wenzel

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