What is the Difference?
How is the political culture of South Korea much different from that in North Korea?True, they hold elections and aren’t under a totalitarian government in South Korea. You’re not likely to be shot or “re-educated” for defying the regime.
But how is their brand of “democracy” not authoritarian when their government’s members are actively mucking about and interfering with elections?
Granted, the student rebellions probably aren’t going to mean much in the long term, unless they are joined by the more conservative whole of the country.
But seriously, what’s the point of calling a country a democracy when its government and political participants don’t behave as one?
Think about it.