War over framing : base politics in South Korea

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-327
Journal / PublicationThe Pacific Review
Issue number3
Online published18 Oct 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


When do anti-base movements manage to influence policy, and when do they fail to do so? Base scholars have largely overlooked what I argue is a significant factor that can shape public and government response to anti-base movements: political opportunities associate with framing efforts by key actors involved. Based on two cases of anti-base movements in South Korea, I show how framing battles between activists and media shape political opportunities afforded to anti-base movements and can ultimately influence movement success.

Research Area(s)

  • anti-base movements, Base politics, media, political opportunities, South Korea, US alliances