Democratization and Diversity
This paper discusses how the countries of Korea and Afghanistan deal with diversity and looks at their inclusion strategies regarding democratization.
# 118425 | 1,500 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2010 |
Published on Jan 29, 2010 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Sociology (General) , Ethnic Studies (General) , Political Science (General)
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In this article, the writer looks how two different countries address the challenges arising from diversity. The writer then discusses strategies of inclusion in the processes of democratization. The writer discusses that Afghanistan is a new and uncharted society that is very raw and unstable in its capacity to sustain a stable democracy or leadership. The writer also discusses that Korea is a society that must struggle with a threatening Communist opponent to its North, while attempting to relieve itself of the traditions of seclusion and uniformity that are ghosts of former governments. The writer maintains that for each society, reaching the most pure form of democracy will require the inclusion of minority groups in politics, and this inclusion will require radical customary and political changes. The writer concludes that whether or not these countries reach their democratic potential depends upon the desire of its populace to incorporate each individual regardless of ethnicity or group affiliation into governmental proceedings.
From the Paper:" In order for a country to become fully democratized, minority groups must be incorporated into governmental proceedings. The struggle for equal rights and representation among minority groups in democratized societies is a constant and ongoing process in several recently industrialized or developing countries. Minorities contribute their efforts to the production of a democratic society and desire their share of equality in governmental proceedings. Incorporation of minority groups in governmental proceedings usually requires more than just the efforts of the minority groups lobbying for equal representation. Often, a number of those from majority groups must assist the minority groups' efforts for inclusions within the democratic process."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Choi, Hyaeweol. "Gender, Ethnicity, Market Forces, and College Choices, reviewed by Choi." Korean Studies Internet Discussion List. 2002 ttp://koreaweb.ws/ks/ksr/ksr02-03.htm
- Library of Congress. "A Country Study: Afghanistan." Library of Congress Studies. May 2006 <http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?frd/cstdy:@field(DOCID+af0037)>
- Penaranda, Elizer. "Democracy Amid Diversity." The Korea Times. 8 Apr. 2008 <http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2008/04/198_22124.html>
- Shahrani, M. Nazif. "Afghanistan's Presidential Elections: Spreading Democracy or a Sham?" Middle East Report Online. Oct. 8 2004 http://www.merip.org/mero/mero100804.html
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