In Seoul, as in any global mega city, inequality persists, with marginalised individuals and communities including urban poor, foreign migrant workers, foreign wives from South-East Asia, LGBT community, irregular workers with minimum wages, among others. Polarisation and inequality undermine the quality of democracy because they deepen existing social cleavages and create new ones, reducing social cohesion, and possibly leading to democracy being captured by power elite groups. This symposium brought together academics and practitioners from a variety of disciplines to discuss the impact that various types of inequality have on the quality of democracy in South Korea. Cities are sites of innovation and innovative thinking. Yet, cities are also loci of wealth concentration and inequality.
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