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The Resource Accidental activists : victim movements and government accountability in Japan and South Korea, Celeste L. Arrington

Accidental activists : victim movements and government accountability in Japan and South Korea, Celeste L. Arrington

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Accidental activists : victim movements and government accountability in Japan and South Korea
Title
Accidental activists
Title remainder
victim movements and government accountability in Japan and South Korea
Statement of responsibility
Celeste L. Arrington
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Language
eng
Summary
Government wrongdoing or negligence harms people worldwide, but not all victims are equally effective at obtaining redress. In Accidental Activists, Celeste L. Arrington examines the interactive dynamics of the politics of redress to understand why not. Relatively powerless groups like redress claimants depend on support from political elites, active groups in society, the media, experts, lawyers, and the interested public to capture democratic policymakers' attention and sway their decisions. Focusing on when and how such third-party support matters, Arrington finds that elite allies may raise awareness about the victims' cause or sponsor special legislation, but their activities also tend to deter the mobilization of fellow claimants and public sympathy. By contrast, claimants who gain elite allies only after the difficult and potentially risky process of mobilizing societal support tend to achieve more redress, which can include official inquiries, apologies, compensation, and structural reforms. Arrington draws on her extensive fieldwork to illustrate these dynamics through comparisons of the parallel Japanese and South Korean movements of victims of harsh leprosy control policies, blood products tainted by hepatitis C, and North Korean abductions. Her book thereby highlights how citizens in Northeast Asia--a region grappling with how to address Japan's past wrongs--are leveraging similar processes to hold their own governments accountable for more recent harms. Accidental Activists also reveals the growing power of litigation to promote policy change and greater accountability from decision makers
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COO
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1980-
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Arrington, Celeste L.
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
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  • Political participation
  • Political participation
  • Government liability
  • Government liability
  • Victims
  • Victims
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Government liability
  • Political participation
  • Japan
  • Korea (South)
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Accidental activists : victim movements and government accountability in Japan and South Korea, Celeste L. Arrington
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-222) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Victimhood and government accountability -- Explaining redress outcomes -- Constructing victimhood and villainy in Japan and Korea -- Leprosy survivors' rights -- The politics of hepatitis C-tainted blood products -- The North Korean abductions and abductee families' activism -- Conclusion: The politics of redress
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ocn945976880
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801453762
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40025829906
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22573/ctt18kt485
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945976880
Label
Accidental activists : victim movements and government accountability in Japan and South Korea, Celeste L. Arrington
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-222) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Victimhood and government accountability -- Explaining redress outcomes -- Constructing victimhood and villainy in Japan and Korea -- Leprosy survivors' rights -- The politics of hepatitis C-tainted blood products -- The North Korean abductions and abductee families' activism -- Conclusion: The politics of redress
Control code
ocn945976880
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801453762
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40025829906
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18kt485
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945976880

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