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The Korean Paradox

The Korean Paradox Book
Author : Marco Milani,Antonio Fiori,Matteo Dian
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-05-24
ISBN : 1351008749
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bringing together an international line up of contributors, this book examines South Korea’s foreign policy strategies designed to cope with the challenges of the post-Cold War regional order and the emergence of a "Korean paradox". Focusing on non-material factors in shaping the decision-making processes of primary actors, such as traditions, beliefs, and identities, this book begins by analysing the emergence of the "Asian Paradox" and explores how different political traditions have influenced South Korea’s foreign and security policies. In the second part (from Chapter 4), this book goes on to deal directly with the key issues in South Korea’s foreign policy today, with an emphasis on the progressive and conservative approaches to the challenges the country faces. This includes the North Korean threat, the alliance with the U.S., relations with China and Russia, the complicated relationship with Japan, and the emerging role of South Korea outside of Northeast Asia. An innovative study of the domestic sources of South Korean foreign policy, The Korean Paradox investigates South Korea’s growing role at both regional and global levels. As such, it will be useful to students and scholars of Korean Studies, International Relations and East Asian Studies more generally.

Your Passport to South Korea

Your Passport to South Korea Book
Author : Nancy Dickmann
Publisher : Capstone Press
Release : 2021
ISBN : 1496695534
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What is it like to live in or visit South Korea? What makes South Korea's culture unique? Explore the geography, traditions, and daily lives of South Korean people.

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.

Konglish

Konglish Book
Author : Matthew Waterhouse
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2012-05
ISBN : 1469786427
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Everything you ever wanted to know about teaching English in South Korea but were afraid to ask is contained within this book. Funny, fact filled and always informative, Konglish provides the necessary knowledge you need to make the right decisions. Jam packed with practical information, Konglish addresses all of the topics and taboos a prospective English teacher needs to know, from finding the right job and negotiating a favorable contract to individual chapters dedicated to the specific learning needs of different students. While other books focus solely on educational concerns, Konglish explores life outside of the classroom, providing you with an in-depth and often hilarious guide to Korean culture. Food, friendship, drinking, dating, religion, health and history are just some of the subjects discussed in detail. Konglish also goes where others fear to tread, exploring the underbelly of the Hermit Kingdom. Last but not least, Konglish looks at the embarrassing realities of life abroad, offering realistic advice on things like culture shock, social faux pas and learning the local language. As an added bonus, you ll learn how to order dog soup, avoid squat toilets, and say no to lice-infested accommodation. Written by Matthew Waterhouse, a qualified elementary teacher who s been through the belly of the beast, Konglish is an irreverent and insightful survival guide for anyone brave enough to try their hand at teaching English in incredible South Korea. "

Contract Law in South Korea

Contract Law in South Korea Book
Author : Won-Lim Jee,Jung Won (Jamie) Jun
Publisher : Kluwer Law International B.V.
Release : 2019-05-15
ISBN : 9403511818
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical analysis of the law of contracts in South Korea covers every aspect of the subject – definition and classification of contracts, contractual liability, relation to the law of property, good faith, burden of proof, defects, penalty clauses, arbitration clauses, remedies in case of non-performance, damages, power of attorney, and much more. Lawyers who handle transnational contracts will appreciate the explanation of fundamental differences in terminology, application, and procedure from one legal system to another, as well as the international aspects of contract law. Throughout the book, the treatment emphasizes drafting considerations. An introduction in which contracts are defined and contrasted to torts, quasi-contracts, and property is followed by a discussion of the concepts of ‘consideration’ or ‘cause’ and other underlying principles of the formation of contract. Subsequent chapters cover the doctrines of ‘relative effect’, termination of contract, and remedies for non-performance. The second part of the book, recognizing the need to categorize an agreement as a specific contract in order to determine the rules which apply to it, describes the nature of agency, sale, lease, building contracts, and other types of contract. Facts are presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance. Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for business and legal professionals alike. Lawyers representing parties with interests in South Korea will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative contract law.

South Korea

South Korea Book
Author : Alexa West
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-03-25
ISBN : 9781733990530
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Seoul - Busan - Incheon - Jeju Island - Geoje Island - Gangneung - Daegu Ditch the generic travel guides that feel like they were written for your nerdy cousin who wears socks with sandals. This is the #1 Travel Guide for REAL girls traveling to South Korea for a vacation, an adventure or teaching English in South Korea.

The Evolution of the South Korea US Alliance

The Evolution of the South Korea   US Alliance Book
Author : Uk Heo,Terence Roehrig
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2018-08-31
ISBN : 110710467X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In contrast to previous studies of the South Korea-U.S. alliance, Uk Heo and Terence Roehrig analyze the bigger picture, including the history, economics, security, alliance structure, politics, and the future of the alliance. Taking alliance theory as a starting point, the authors argue that the alliance provides an ideal case study to examine how the political development and economic growth of junior partners impact an alliance. As South Korea's capabilities and ambitions have grown, the alliance has evolved from an asymmetric regional security relationship to an economic partnership with global interests, while China's rise and North Korea's nuclear development mean that South Korea remains of strategic importance for American interests in East Asia. This book will be read both as a major contribution to Korean studies and the study of alliance politics and theory.

Law and Political Authority in South Korea

Law and Political Authority in South Korea Book
Author : Dae-Kyu Yoon,Tae-gyu Yun
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides an analysis of South Korean constitutional history since 1948. It furnishes an overview of the cultural and political context of Korean legal institutions, and it evinces an understanding of competing theories of the Rule of Law. The author provides an account of many important institutional transformations, including detailed discussions of Korean Supreme Court cases.

South Korea s Engagement with Africa

South Korea   s Engagement with Africa Book
Author : Yongkyu Chang
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-12-11
ISBN : 9813290137
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book represents the first scholarly attempt to summarize and analyze how Korea’s relationship with Africa has been shaped in policy and non-policy aspects. It shows how far it has come and where it goes. The book recognizes that Korea-Africa relations, though relatively new, break ground by acknowledging the importance of a diligent endeavor to carry out post-colonial development, and have continued to grow as we find promising progress and opportunities in the mutual cooperation between the two. This book is all-inclusive, covering Korea’s academic, economic, diplomatic, and civil engagements with Africa. It investigates untold aspects of Korea-Africa relations.

The Park Chung Hee Era

The Park Chung Hee Era Book
Author : Pyŏng-guk Kim,Ezra F. Vogel
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0674058208
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1959 South Korea was mired in poverty. By 1979, it had a powerful industrial economy and a vibrant civil society that led to democracy eight years later. This volume examines the transformation as a study in the politics of modernization, contextualizing many historical ambiguities in South Korea’s trajectory toward sustainable economic growth.

Han Unbound

Han Unbound Book
Author : John Lie
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780804740159
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Because the author sees South Korean development as contingent on a variety of particular circumstances, he ranges widely to include not only the information typically gathered by sociologists and political economists, but also insights gained from examining popular tastes and values, poetry, fiction, and ethnography, showing how all of these aspects of South Korean life help elucidate his main themes.

Memory Reconciliation and Reunions in South Korea

Memory  Reconciliation  and Reunions in South Korea Book
Author : Nan Kim
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2016-10-31
ISBN : 0739184725
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drawing on reinterpretations of melancholia and collective remembrance, Memory, Reconciliation, and Reunions in South Korea: Crossing the Divide explores the multi-layered implications of divided Korea's liminality, or its perceived "in-betweenness" in space and time. Offering a timely reconsideration of the pivotal period following the inter-Korean Summit of June 2000, this book focuses on a series of emotionally charged meetings among family members who had lost all contact for over fifty years on opposite sides of the Korean divide. With the scope of its analysis ranging from regional geopolitics and watershed political rituals to everyday social dynamics and intimate family narratives, this study provides a lens for approaching the cultural process of moving from a disposition of enmity to one of recognition and engagement amid the complex legacies of civil war and the global Cold War on the Korean Peninsula.

On the Margins of Urban South Korea

On the Margins of Urban South Korea Book
Author : Jesook Song,Laam Hae
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2019-11-19
ISBN : 1487503350
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bridging area and postcolonial studies with the critical political economy of South Korea.

South Korea s Changing Foreign Policy

South Korea s Changing Foreign Policy Book
Author : Wonjae Hwang
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2017-02-06
ISBN : 1498531857
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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South Korea has experienced new challenges both internally and externally with respect to its foreign policies. Internally, democratization has changed political terrain for domestic and international politics. Democratization and the information revolution have reinvigorated civic life and citizens have become active in expressing very divergent and often polarized views on foreign policies. Democratization also promotes South Korean nationalism. Rising nationalist sentiments make it difficult for the U.S. to effectively handle regional security-related issues such as the North Korean nuclear program, balancing against China, and dealing with the potential Sino-Japanese conflict. Externally, globalization has brought significant changes to South Korea’s foreign policies. Economic dimension and issues rather than security-related issues become salient and important. For example, although security concerns are still dominant in Korean society, economic interests necessitate South Korea improve its relations with China and redefine its political position between the U.S. and China. Globalization has also promoted Korea’s national interests to reach out to other countries. The Korean government has tried to develop new economic partnerships with developing countries for the purpose of securing energy and natural resources and expanding its soft power. Economic globalization and democratization have brought about changes in South Korea that raise many interesting questions with respect to foreign policy. Has South Korea’s rise as an economic power and a democracy changed its relationship with neighboring powers? Does economic integration between South Korea and China reshape their relationship? How about its impact on U.S.-Korea relations? Are geopolitical and security-related concerns still the dominant factor in explaining South Korea’s foreign policies? Does economic integration between Korea and Japan help to reduce tensions or emotional animosities that derive from historical disputes? Has South Korea, as a growing economic power, sought to forge relations with other middle or small powers beyond the confines of its region? Overall, this book theoretically and empirically explores how democratization and economic globalization have changed domestic politics in South Korea and reshaped its foreign policies.

Losing South Korea

Losing South Korea Book
Author : Gordon G. Chang
Publisher : Encounter Broadsides
Release : 2019
ISBN : 9781641770682
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What would happen if the maniacal tyranny in Pyongyang took over the vibrant democracy of South Korea? Today, there is a real possibility that the destitute North Korean regime will soon dominate its thriving southern neighbor, with help from the government in Seoul itself. More than any South Korean president before him, Moon Jae-in is intent on achieving Korean union, even if it's done on Pyongyang's terms. To that end, he has been making South Korea compatible with the totalitarian North, and distinctly less free. He is also removing defenses to infiltration and invasion and taking steps to end his country's only real guarantee of security, the alliance with the United States. If Moon's policy results in handing Kim Jong Un a "final victory" and South Korea falls to despotism, America will lose the anchor of its western defense perimeter, and the free world will be at risk.

Literature and Film in Cold War South Korea

Literature and Film in Cold War South Korea Book
Author : Theodore Hughes
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2012-03-20
ISBN : 0231500718
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Korean writers and filmmakers crossed literary and visual cultures in multilayered ways under Japanese colonial rule (1910–1945). Taking advantage of new modes and media that emerged in the early twentieth century, these artists sought subtle strategies for representing the realities of colonialism and global modernity. Theodore Hughes begins by unpacking the relations among literature, film, and art in Korea's colonial period, paying particular attention to the emerging proletarian movement, literary modernism, nativism, and wartime mobilization. He then demonstrates how these developments informed the efforts of post-1945 writers and filmmakers as they confronted the aftershocks of colonialism and the formation of separate regimes in North and South Korea. Hughes puts neglected Korean literary texts, art, and film into conversation with studies on Japanese imperialism and Korea's colonial history. At the same time, he locates post-1945 South Korean cultural production within the transnational circulation of texts, ideas, and images that took place in the first three decades of the Cold War. The incorporation of the Korean Peninsula into the global Cold War order, Hughes argues, must be understood through the politics of the visual. In Literature and Film in Cold War South Korea, he identifies ways of seeing that are central to the organization of a postcolonial culture of division, authoritarianism, and modernization.

The State and Industry in South Korea

The State and Industry in South Korea Book
Author : Jong-Chan Rhee
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2002-01-31
ISBN : 1134834500
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Military Industry in Taiwan and South Korea

Military Industry in Taiwan and South Korea Book
Author : Janne E. Nolan
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Release : 1986-02-24
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since World War II, the United States has done much to support economic, political, and social development in the Third World. At the same time, its policies toward developing nations often reflect an overly narrow conception of national and global security in which the influences of the modernization process seem scarcely to have been taken into account. Both strains in US policy are mirrored in strong academic traditions upon which policy-makers have drawn liberally in the postwar years. Developmentalists and security scholars alike will find much that is familiar in the case studies presented in Military Industry in Taiwan and South Korea. Dr Nolan's discussion of the stresses of rapid economic and political development in both states draws deeply on the modernization and dependencia studies of the last two decades, while her treatment of the 'security environment' within which domestic policies must be made will satisfy the international relationist concerned with states as actors within the international system. Throughout, Dr Nolan provides a detailed presentation of the behaviour of both polities that will be of interest to North-east Asian area specialists and students of US arms policy.

South Korean Engagement Policies and North Korea

South Korean Engagement Policies and North Korea Book
Author : Key-young Son
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2006-11-22
ISBN : 1134189591
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A fresh historical and theoretical exploration of the much-debated, but still elusive, question of the Korean divide. In contrast to much of the literature on the divide, which deals with state-building on the two sides of the Demilitarized Zone, this book sheds light on the slow, but steady process of homogenization between the two estranged peoples, as accelerated after the end of the Cold War and especially after the inauguration of President Kim Dae-jung in 1998. Providing immense empirical detail as well as theoretical debate on the ideas in policy shaping in South Korea, the book presents a rich ‘history of enemies’ and covers issues including: an overview of the structural shift and the rise and fall of identity groups in South Korea history of 'enemy-making' and 'peace-building' North Korea's external relations with the US, Japan and Europe Hyundai's groundbreaking, cross-border tourism and other economic cooperation projects the lingering nuclear weapons crises. By focusing on the question of identities, the book presents a new approach on one of the most important legacies of the Cold War and threat to peace in the contemporary world: the divided Korean peninsula. As such it fills a major gap in the literature, utilizing new theoretical and empirical frameworks to deal with the Korean division and its future implications in East Asia.

Democratization and Social Movements in South Korea

Democratization and Social Movements in South Korea Book
Author : Sun-Chul Kim
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-01-29
ISBN : 1317282876
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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South Korea provides an intellectual challenge in the fields of social movements and democracy in that intense mobilization and the strong influence of social movements have accompanied steady democratization for more than two decades, despite major theories having predicted otherwise. This book examines how social movements in previously authoritarian contexts evolve after democratic transition, using South Korea as a case study. It explores how democratic change influences the form of social movements, and how social movements affect the pace and direction of democracy in turn. It explains how South Korean social movements were able to attain strong political influence by focusing on four causal factors: the configuration of major political actors during the transition period, the relational dynamics among social movement groups, the relationship between social movements and institutionalized political actors, and the impact of transnational forces in the post-transition period. Unlike previous scholarship, the book takes a historical, actor-centered, and process-oriented approach that closely follows the interactions among contending actors through event sequences, rather than being driven by abstract theoretical frameworks. In doing so, it analyses uses a broad range of evidence, including police records, untapped activist documents, presidential memoirs, newspaper accounts and original data sets. Shedding light on the complex political reality that gave rise to a contentious civil society in South Korea after democratization, this book also illuminates the institutional conditions that can help promote domestic peace and stability. Therefore it will be of great use to students and scholars of Korean Studies, Korean politics and social movements, as well as policy makers.