Contested Discourse of Labor Market Reforms: The Case of South Korea

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 15:03
Location: Hörsaal 18 (Juridicum)
Oral Presentation
Byoung-Hoon LEE, Chung-Ang Univ., South Korea, Chung-Ang University, South Korea
Hanna KIM, Chung-Ang University, South Korea
Since 1998, labor market flexibilization has been the focal terrain of discourse conflict between organized labor and business groups, as well as the progressive and th conservative media in South Korea. My paper is to examine the dynamics of discourse contest over the neoliberal labor market restructuring, led by the conservative government during the recent years.