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Palgrave Macmillan

The South Korean Development Experience

Beyond Aid

ISBN 9781137278166
Publication Date June 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific

In recent years, South Korea's unique changed position from a former aid recipient to emerging donor has attracted global attention, with many developing countries showing a keen interest in how it has achieved such a feat. This volume offers a critical reassessment of the South Korean development experience and its historic transition.

For its part, the South Korean government is eager to promote its past development experience as the distinctive strength of the 'Korean model' of development cooperation. This collection, however, raises some critical questions about emulating, without modification, the twentieth century South Korean authoritarian development experience in the twenty-first century. The South Korean experience will not work as a 'one size fits all' model development due to fundamental changes in the global political economy. South Korea's own double-transition of economic liberalization and democratization attests to such changes. Instead of a model, therefore, the contributors seek an alternative path that would lead to twenty-first century development cooperation.

Eun Mee Kim is Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies at Ewha University, Korea. Her previous posts include Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California, and Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. She is the author of Big Business, Strong State: Collusion and Conflict in South Korean Development, 1960-1990 (1997).
Pil Ho Kim is Scholar in Residence at Lewis and Clark College, USA. Previously he taught at Ewha University in Korea and the Ohio State University.

Introduction: The South Korean Development Experience; Eun Mee Kim and Pil Ho Kim
1. From Development to Development Cooperation: Foreign Aid, Country Ownership, and the Developmental State in South Korea; Eun Mee Kim and Pil Ho Kim
2. The Effect of Aid Allocation: an Econometric Analysis of Grant Aid and Concessional Loans to South Korea, 1953-1978; Jaewoo Lee
3. Coordination and Capacity Building in US Aid to South Korea, 1945-1975; Jinkyung Kim and Pil Ho Kim
4. Aid Effectiveness and Fragmentation: Changes in Global Aid Architecture and South Korea as an Emerging Donor; Eun Mee Kim, Ji Hyun Kim, and Jae Eun Lee
5. The Capability Enhancing Developmental State: Concepts and National Trajectories; Peter B. Evans
6. South Korea's Development Experience as an Aid Recipient: Lessons for Sub-Saharan Africa; Monday Lewis Igbafen
7. The Politicization of Humanitarian Assistance: Aid and Security on the Korean Peninsula; Brendan Howe and Dong Jin Kim
Conclusion: Beyond Aid; Eun Mee Kim


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