Transition and Corporatism in South Korea

By Myung Joon Park

© 2016 – Routledge

256 pages

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Hardback: 9780415625913
pub: 2016-07-31

About the Book

This book discusses the transition process which took place in South Korea in the 1990s, and which has subsequently been, and continues to be, consolidated. It examines how, through a process of "experimental corporatism", a dual transformation was successfully brought about – in politics from authoritarian regime to liberal democracy, and in the economy from a state-centred to a more liberal economy. The book considers the role of successive governments, explores in particular institutions in the industrial relations field, and relates developments in South Korea to transition processes in other parts of the word and to theoretical debates about transition.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Context and Configuration 3. Formative Experiments: Emergence and Growth Under Limits (1990-1997) 4. Heyday of Corporatism During the Economic Crisis (1998) 5. Institutionalization Under Conflicts and Functional Decline (1999-2002) 6. Comparison to Spain (1970s-1980s) 7. Conclusion

About the Author

Myung Joon Park is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Korean Studies at the Free University of Berlin, Germany.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

Korea is currently experiencing its most significant transformations since the end of the Korean war. This series is a showcase for the latest research on North and South Korea. The series is interdisciplinary in its focus.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General