Tag: Political Participation and Representation,


The Impact of Farmers’ Resistance to Trade Liberalization: A Comparative Study on Political Process Around FTAs in Korea and Japan

This study asks why South Korea could step toward rapid trade liberalization faster than Japan despite farmers’ strong resistance. Though both South Korea and Japan had closed their doors to import agricultural products to protect their farmers, South Korea has liberalized its trade by forming Free Trade Agreement (FTA) networks with the United States, the


The Exclusion of the Taliban From Afghanistan’s State-Building and Its Human Security Vulnerabilities

This paper discusses the impact of the Taliban’s exclusion from both Bonn Conferences (2001 & 2011) on Afghanistan’s state-building process and prolonged humanitarian disaster consequences. It outlines the current challenges facing the democratic institutions of Afghanistan due to the non-recognition and exclusionist polices adopted by the United States and its partner forces. It reviews the