Social Media and South Korean National Security


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About the Book

South Korea offers a timely illustration of the relationship between social media and national security. Following the country’s democratization in the 1990s and the explosion of communication technology since the millennium, citizens have joined the discussion of national interests and ideological conflicts, involving anti–Americanism, reunification and North Korea’s provocations. South Korean media have influenced an ideological divide that distinguishes between young and old, haves and have-nots, security and nationalism, and pro and anti–North Korean sentiments.
The author describes the trade-offs between security and civil liberties and how narratives advanced through social media differ from those reported by traditional news outlets.

About the Author(s)

Yongho Kim is the director of the Yonsei Institute for North Korean Studies and a professor in the Political Science and International Studies Department at Yonsei University.

Bibliographic Details

Yongho Kim

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 220
Bibliographic Info: 32 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2017
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9687-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2863-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Introduction 4
1. Civil Liberty and National Security: A Theoretical Review 19
2. The National Assembly in the Debate Between Civil Rights and National Security 32
3. The Courts and National Security: Legal Judgments Regarding Civil Rights and National Security 44
4. The Media and National Security 78
5. Social Media and National Security 96
6. Case Studies on Media Coverage and Influence 110
Conclusion 184
Chapter Notes 193
Bibliography 199
Index 207