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Rights Claiming in South Korea

Rights Claiming in South Korea Book
Author : Celeste L. Arrington,Patricia Goedde
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2021-05-27
ISBN : 1108841333
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An analysis of rights-based activism in South Korea, including case studies of women, workers, disabled persons, migrants, and sexual minorities.

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary South Korea

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary South Korea Book
Author : Sojin Lim,Niki J.P. Alsford
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-08-30
ISBN : 1000421538
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary South Korea offers a ground-breaking study of the socio-political development of the Korean peninsula in the contemporary period. Written by an international team of scholars and experts, contributions to this book address key intellectual questions in the development of Korean studies, projecting new ways of thinking about how international systems can be organised and how local societies adapt to global challenges. Academically rigorous, each chapter defines current research and lends the reader greater understanding of the social, cultural, economic, and political developments of South Korea, ranging from chapters on the Korean Wave to relations with North Korea and the Korean language overseas. The volume is divided into eight sections, each representing a focused area of inquiry: socio-political history contemporary politics political economy and development society culture international relations security and diplomacy South Korea in international education This handbook provides an interdisciplinary and comprehensive account of contemporary South Korea. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of Korean history, politics and international relations, culture and society, and will also appeal to policy makers interested in the Indo-Asia Pacific region.

South Korea at the Crossroads

South Korea at the Crossroads Book
Author : Scott A. Snyder
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2018-01-02
ISBN : 0231546181
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Against the backdrop of China’s mounting influence and North Korea’s growing nuclear capability and expanding missile arsenal, South Korea faces a set of strategic choices that will shape its economic prospects and national security. In South Korea at the Crossroads, Scott A. Snyder examines the trajectory of fifty years of South Korean foreign policy and offers predictions—and a prescription—for the future. Pairing a historical perspective with a shrewd understanding of today’s political landscape, Snyder contends that South Korea’s best strategy remains investing in a robust alliance with the United States. Snyder begins with South Korea’s effort in the 1960s to offset the risk of abandonment by the United States during the Vietnam War and the subsequent crisis in the alliance during the 1970s. A series of shifts in South Korean foreign relations followed: the “Nordpolitik” engagement with the Soviet Union and China at the end of the Cold War; Kim Dae Jung’s “Sunshine Policy,” designed to bring North Korea into the international community; “trustpolitik,” which sought to foster diplomacy with North Korea and Japan; and changes in South Korea’s relationship with the United States. Despite its rise as a leader in international financial, development, and climate-change forums, South Korea will likely still require the commitment of the United States to guarantee its security. Although China is a tempting option, Snyder argues that only the United States is both credible and capable in this role. South Korea remains vulnerable relative to other regional powers in northeast Asia despite its rising profile as a middle power, and it must balance the contradiction of desirable autonomy and necessary alliance.

The Development of Modern South Korea

The Development of Modern South Korea Book
Author : Kyong Ju Kim
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2007-01-24
ISBN : 1134355297
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Development of Modern South Korea provides a comprehensive analysis of South Korean modernization by examining the dimensions of state formation, capitalist development and nationalism. Taking a comparative and interdisciplinary approach this book highlights the most characteristic features of South Korean modernity in relation to its historical conditions, institution traditions and cultural values paying particular attention to Korean's pre-modern civilization.

Retirement in Japan and South Korea

Retirement in Japan and South Korea Book
Author : Masa Higo,Thomas R. Klassen
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-04-10
ISBN : 1317499883
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book analyses reforms to retirement policies in Japan and South Korea, especially in the context of rapid population ageing. A defining feature of the labour markets and workplaces in these two nations, and the lives of workers and families, is involuntary retirement at relatively young ages. The book explains past developments and recent reforms of retirement policies both in the two countries, as well as in a cross-national comparative manner. At the core of the book is an examination of the social, economic and political conflicts around retirement, such as between younger and older workers, between employers and governments, and between employers and workers. The policy recommendations offered apply not only to Japan and South Korea, but also to other nations such as China. The volume is of value particularly for those interested in labour markets and workplaces, population ageing and contemporary East Asia, in addition to those studying retirement and pensions. Policymakers, business leaders, worker organizations, researchers and students will benefit from the insights about the past, present and future of retirement.

The Park Chung Hee Era

The Park Chung Hee Era Book
Author : Byung-Kook Kim,Ezra F. Vogel
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2013-03-11
ISBN : 0674265092
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1961 South Korea was mired in poverty. By 1979 it had a powerful industrial economy and a vibrant civil society in the making, which would lead to a democratic breakthrough eight years later. The transformation took place during the years of Park Chung Hee's presidency. Park seized power in a coup in 1961 and ruled as a virtual dictator until his assassination in October 1979. He is credited with modernizing South Korea, but at a huge political and social cost. South Korea's political landscape under Park defies easy categorization. The state was predatory yet technocratic, reform-minded yet quick to crack down on dissidents in the name of political order. The nation was balanced uneasily between opposition forces calling for democratic reforms and the Park government's obsession with economic growth. The chaebol (a powerful conglomerate of multinationals based in South Korea) received massive government support to pioneer new growth industries, even as a nationwide campaign of economic shock therapy-interest hikes, devaluation, and wage cuts-met strong public resistance and caused considerable hardship. This landmark volume examines South Korea's era of development as a study in the complex politics of modernization. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources in both English and Korean, these essays recover and contextualize many of the ambiguities in South Korea's trajectory from poverty to a sustainable high rate of economic growth.

South Korea s International Relations

South Korea s International Relations Book
Author : Pyŏng-jun An
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Economic Development of South Korea

The Economic Development of South Korea Book
Author : Seung-hun Chun
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-01-29
ISBN : 1351215728
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How did a country with a dearth of natural resources, a sprawling population congested in a limited arable land transform itself to a modern industrial state within a generation? How could these have been achieved given the lingering geopolitical threats to its very survival as a state, as evidenced by the Korean War and the internecine aggressive posturing of its neighbor from the north? This book looks at strategies, institutional arrangement, role of entrepreneurs and workers in this odyssey, and on how those factors have worked together through effective leadership to transform South Korea’s economic fortunes.

South Korea s Normalization Policy Toward China

South Korea s Normalization Policy Toward China Book
Author : Taewook Choi
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1989
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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South Korea

South Korea Book
Author : Young Lee,John Gonzalez
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-12-22
ISBN : 9781674232157
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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South Korea's remarkable economic and technological transformation after the Korean War (1950-1953) is often referred to by observers and historians as the "Miracle on the Han River." The country rose from the ashes after the Korean War to become the 12th largest economy in the world and 4th in Asia. South Korea also became one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world in a short span. Through personal observations, research, and careful analysis, the authors are able to look behind the public face of South Korea and identify both the factors that contributed to the total makeover and the price that South Koreans have had to pay and continue to pay to reach some astounding accomplishments. South Korea's transformation is the result of a strong work ethic, entrepreneurship, emphasis on education, pragmatism, nationalistic fervor, personal and collective sacrifices, and stress on efficiency in a highly competitive environment that permeates throughout the culture. Efficiency is deeply ingrained in the fabric of the culture and society, including education, government, and in such areas of business and industry as construction, transportation, the medical profession, and even everyday life. The same efficiency that contributed enormously to Korea's economic and technological achievements has also been at the root of the high price that Koreans--both adults and school children--have had to pay for the nation's accomplishments, thus the title of this book. As a result of the prevailing efficiency, the technology coming out of Korea can compete in today's consumer-oriented society against all comers, including Apple, Ford, GE, GM, Google, Honda, Intel, Kenmore, Toyota, and Whirlpool. However, South Korea has not limited its exports to high tech, cars, household appliances, and cosmetics. The country is now successfully exporting its culture in the form of K-Pop, spirituality, and yoga as well as popular television dramas featuring chiseled faces of beautiful young people and refined images of Gangnam, Asia's plastic surgery capital made famous by Psy's 2012 satirical mega-hit "Gangnam Style" for its extravagant and superficial lifestyle. In spite of the country's undeniable success, looming in the horizon are some formidable challenges, including one of the fastest aging populations among OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries and related increased expenditures on social services, a persistently low fertility rate, an overemphasis on higher education, which has created a period of degree inflation, and high youth unemployment. The critical question is whether the leadership and the country are prepared to face yet another difficult test by implementing long-range solutions to a very challenging set of conditions.

South Korea

South Korea Book
Author : Joanne Mattern
Publisher : All Around the World
Release : 2018-06-15
ISBN : 9781624969256
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, readers will learn about the unique and defining features of South Korea. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the key details of the country including geography, climate, culture, and resources. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry.

External Debt and Macroeconomic Performance in South Korea

External Debt and Macroeconomic Performance in South Korea Book
Author : Susan M. Collins,Won Am Park
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1988
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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During 1980-1986, South Korea went from being the world's fourth largest debtor country, in the midst of an economic crisis, to a model of successful adjustment, with high growth rates and a current account surplus. This paper summarizes the findings of an in depth analysis of Korea's performance, focusing on the experience with external debt. We argue that the explanations for Korea's recovery are closely linked to the explanations for Korea's very rapid growth during the 1960s and 1970s. The centerpieces have been a comprehensive export focused investment plan with external borrowing wed to supplement domestic savings in financing the investment and an active, interventionist government policy.

Practicing Feminism in South Korea

Practicing Feminism in South Korea Book
Author : Kyungja Jung
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-01
ISBN : 1134581653
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Korean women’s movement, which is seen in both Western and non-Western countries as being exemplary in terms of women’s activism, experienced a dramatic change in its direction and strategy in the early 1990s. At the heart of the new approach was an increasing focus on sexual violence, which has had a huge impact on bringing women’s issues onto the public agenda in Korea. This book examines feminist practice in Korea by analyzing the experiences of the country’s first sexual assault center, the Korea Sexual Violence Relief Center. Based on extensive original research, including interviews with activists and extensive participant observation, it explores why feminist activists in South Korea chose to organize around the issue of sexual violence, the strategies it used to do so, what impact the movement has made and what challenges it still faces to achieve its objectives.

Troubled Tiger

Troubled Tiger Book
Author : Mark L. Clifford
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-12-05
ISBN : 1315293234
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This analysis of modern Korea includes: the imprisonment and sentencing of two former presidents of South Korea for their role in the Kwangju uprising and on various charges of corruption; the death of Kim II Sung and the resultant North-South standoff; and recent labour and student protests.

Nation Building in South Korea

Nation Building in South Korea Book
Author : Gregg A. Brazinsky
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release : 2009-11-20
ISBN : 0807867799
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this ambitious and innovative study Gregg Brazinsky examines American nation building in South Korea during the Cold War. Marshaling a vast array of new American and Korean sources, he explains why South Korea was one of the few postcolonial nations that achieved rapid economic development and democratization by the end of the twentieth century. Brazinsky contends that a distinctive combination of American initiatives and Korean agency enabled South Korea's stunning transformation. On one hand, Americans supported the emergence of a developmental autocracy that spurred economic growth in a highly authoritarian manner. On the other hand, Americans sought to encourage democratization from the bottom up by fashioning new institutions and promoting a dialogue about modernization and development. Expanding the framework of traditional diplomatic history, Brazinsky examines not only state-to-state relations, but also the social and cultural interactions between Americans and South Koreans. He shows how Koreans adapted, resisted, and transformed American influence and promoted socioeconomic change that suited their own aspirations. Ultimately, Brazinsky argues, Koreans' capacity to tailor American institutions and ideas to their own purposes was the most important factor in the making of a democratic South Korea.

Media and Democratic Transition in South Korea

Media and Democratic Transition in South Korea Book
Author : Ki-Sung Kwak
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-07-26
ISBN : 1136297928
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since South Korea achieved partial democracy in 1987, the country has moved away from authoritarian political control. However, after two decades of democratic transition, South Korea still does not have a strong liberal, individualist culture – something that has brought about a wide range of scholarly discussion on the nature of democracy practised in this dynamic country. While the political changes in South Korea have received rigorous attention from Western scholars, less attention has been given to the changing nature and role of media in this and other such transitions. This book focuses on the changing role of media in the more democratised political landscape of South Korea. It thereby contributes to debates about the emerging role of the media in democratic transition, especially in relation to approaches that go beyond traditional Western constructs of media freedom and the relationship between the state and the media. In addition, it discusses the complex interacting forces that affect the role of the media and their implications for state control and democratisation.

Diplomatic Style and Foreign Policy

Diplomatic Style and Foreign Policy Book
Author : Jeffrey Robertson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-05-20
ISBN : 131728299X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book explores diplomatic style and its use as a means to provide analytical insight into a state’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on South Korea. Diplomatic style attracts scant attention from scholars. It is dismissed as irrelevant in the context of diplomacy’s universalism; misconstrued as a component of foreign policy; alluded to perfunctorily amidst broader considerations of foreign policy; or wholly absented from discussions in which it should comprise an important component. In contrast to these views, practitioners maintain a faith-like confidence in diplomatic style. They assume it plays an important role in providing analytical insight, giving them advantage over scholars in the analysis of foreign policy. This book explores diplomatic style and its use as a means to provide analytical insight into foreign policy, using South Korea as a case study. It determines that style remains important to diplomatic practitioners, and provides analytical insight into a state’s foreign policy by highlighting phenomena of policy relevance, which narrows the range of information an analyst must cover. The book demonstrates how South Korea’s diplomatic style – which has a tendency towards emotionalism, and is affected by status, generational change, cosmopolitanism, and estrangement from international society – can be a guide to understanding South Korea’s contemporary foreign policy. This book will be of much interest to students of diplomacy studies, foreign policy, Asian politics, and International Relations in general.