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International Political Economy Series

Developmental Liberalism in South Korea

Formation, Degeneration, and Transnationalization

Authors: Kyung-Sup, Chang

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  • Addresses developmental liberalism and developmental citizenship in the concrete historical context of South Korea’s developmental-to-neoliberal transition
  • Discusses the consequences of the national economic crises, as well as the political parameters and aftermaths of the neoliberal transition
  • Covers the pre-crisis, crisis, and post-crisis periods
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This book characterizes South Korea’s pre-neoliberal regime of social governance as developmental liberalism and analyzes the turbulent processes and complex outcomes of its neoliberal degeneration since the mid-1990s. Instead of repeating the politically charged critical view on South Korea’s failure in socially inclusionary and sustainable development, the author closely examines the systemic interfaces of the economic, political, and social constituents of its developmental transformation. South Korea has turned and remained developmentally liberal, rather than liberally liberal (like the United States), in its economic and sociopolitical configuration of social security, labor protection, population, education, and so forth. Initially conceived in the late 1980s, ironically along its democratic restoration, and radically accelerated during the national financial crisis in the late 1990s, South Korea’s neoliberal transition has become incomparably volatile and destructive, due crucially to its various distortive effects on the country’s developmental liberal order.

About the authors

Chang Kyung-Sup is Professor of Sociology at Seoul National University, South Korea.

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“We are offered a refreshingly new and interdisciplinary take on social policy, one far from the straitjacket of the hegemonic welfare regime approach. This volume may not be the last word on the nature and determinants of South Korean social policy but it does offer an admirable lesson in how social policy should be studied.” (Ben Fine, SOAS, University of London, UK)

“As the world´s center is gravitating towards Asia, our ignorance of the pathways, mechanisms, and costs of its extraordinary recent development had better dwindle fast. Chang Kyung-Sup is arguably the best guide to understanding the complexity, the remarkable achievements, and the costs and contradictions of South Korea´s ‘developmental liberalism’ and of its resulting ‘compressed modernity.’” (Göran Therborn, University of Cambridge, UK)

 

 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Developmental Liberalism in South Korea
Book Subtitle
Formation, Degeneration, and Transnationalization
Authors
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14576-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14576-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14575-0
Series ISSN
2662-2483
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 221
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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