Read While You Wait - Get immediate ebook access, if available*, when you order a print book

Challenges of Modernization and Governance in South Korea

The Sinking of the Sewol and Its Causes

Editors: Suh, Jae-Jung, Kim, Mikyoung (Eds.)

Free Preview
  • Addresses the key issues of disaster and governance in an East Asian society, through the lens of a revealing an recent case study, the Sewol incident
  • Considers how fast track political and economic modernization has impacted on governance and civil society in South Korea
  • Highlights the relevance of the Sewol incident beyond South Korea’s borders, particularly for other societies on fast development tracks and facing similar challenges
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 74,89 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-4023-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-4022-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-5027-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

Focusing on the sinking of the Sewol, a commercial ferry which capsized off the South Korean coast in April 2014, this book considers key issues of disaster, governance, civil society and the ideational transformation of human agents and their empowerment. Providing a lens through which to re-examine South Korean institutions, laws and practices, the volume examines the impact of the Sewol incident and what it reveals about the fault lines of South Korean society and governance. It addresses the repercussions of South Korea’s turn to a liberal democracy and neoliberal economy and reflects on the multilayered implications of the disaster in respect to the potential human costs of the country’s state-driven development policy and high stress modernisation. The book also highlights the relevance of the Korean experience for other societies on a similar developmental trajectories and facing similar challenges.

About the authors

Jae-Jung Suh is Professor at the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. He has served as Associate Professor and Director of Korea Studies at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University and Assistant Professor in Department of Government at Cornell University as well as on the Presidential Commission on Policy Planning (Republic of Korea).

 

Mikyoung Kim is International Political Science Association (IPSA) Chair of Human Rights Research Committee. She has published many refereed articles and book chapters on memory, reconciliation, and human rights in East Asia. She was a two-term member of ROK National Unification Advisory Council (2012-15).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: Sinking the Sewol, Drowning Korea? Compressed Modernization and Compounded Risks

    Pages 1-31

    Suh, Jae-Jung

  • The Sewol Disaster: Predictable Consequences of Neoliberal Deregulation

    Pages 33-48

    Lee, Yoonkyung

  • Institutionalized Irresponsibility: Understanding the Sewol Disaster from the Perspective of the Addictive Organization Theory

    Pages 49-73

    Kang, Su-Dol

  • National Crisis and Democratic Consolidation in South Korea

    Pages 75-94

    Nam, Taehyun

  • Capturing Collusion: The Industry and the Government in Ferry Safety Regulation

    Pages 95-119

    You, Jong-sung (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook 74,89 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-4023-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-4022-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-5027-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Challenges of Modernization and Governance in South Korea
Book Subtitle
The Sinking of the Sewol and Its Causes
Editors
  • Jae-Jung Suh
  • Mikyoung Kim
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4023-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4023-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-4022-1
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-5027-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 227
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
Topics

*immediately available upon purchase as print book shipments may be delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. ebook access is temporary and does not include ownership of the ebook. Only valid for books with an ebook version. Springer Reference Works are not included.