In the first of a two-part series, Prof. Antonio Fiori argues we should not expect Burmese-style democratization movement in North Korea in part due to the lack of any real civil society movement in the DPRK. Click here for part two, on the differences between "reference points" between the two countries
In the last two years Myanmar has embarked on a process of reform that has been considered the possible debut of a democratic transition. Even though it is probably exaggerated to talk about it as a country that is “on the road to democracy” – as recently declared by Burmese
Antonio Fiori is the Korea Foundation Endowment Chair at the University of Bologna, in Italy, where he teaches "International Relations of Asia" and "Korean Politics". He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science - Comparative Analysis of Democracies from the University of Pavia (Italy) and has been a visiting fellow in the PRC (UIC, Zhuhai), US (East-West Center, Honolulu), and Korea (Seoul National University).