There was a notable difference between the 17th General Election
and the 18th General Election, which is concerned with women's
movement for enhancing their political participation. That is, the 17th
General Election saw the rise of women's political network movements
for expanding their political participation which were activated by
women's NGOs and interest groups while the 18th General Election saw
the virtual absence of women's political network movements.
This study notes this aspect of women's political movement and
argues that in order to expand women's participation in politics, women's
NGOs or interest groups reorganize or rebuild their own political
(participation) network. In addition, the past studies have tended to focus
upon the law-institutional dimensions of women's political participation.
Political network movements for enhancing women's political
participation could overcome the entrenched political, socio-economic,
and cultural obstacles which are embedded in Korean society. That is,
women's political networks on national or regional basis can solve
various problems such as political finance, human resources, and
organizing power facing (potential) female politicians in our society.
Besides, women's political networks on national or regional level may
greatly help put women-related issues on election agenda because it can
serve as a important political pressure for political society.
After reviewing the past experiences and cases of women's political
networks (movements) both in Korea and Japan in comparative
perspective, this study will look at a couple of possible ways of organizing
women's political network. Finally, it will propose some policy tasks for
improving women's political participation which are related to women's
한·일 여성 정치네트워크 비교 고찰을 통한 정치참여 확대 방안에 관한 연구(A study on the method of women's political participation through a comparative analysis of women's political network movements between Korea and Japan)
Seoul:Korea Women's Development Institute
|Journal Title; Vol./Issue||여성연구(The Women's Studies):vol.78(no.1)|
|Subject Country||Japan(Asia and Pacific)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
|Subject||Social Development < Gender
Government and Law < Public Administration