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The Welfare State in Korea

The Politics of Legitimization

Authors: Kwon, H.

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Through the analysis of institutional dynamics Kwon argues that social policy development in Korea is not due to common exogenous factors such as international or union pressure but to the desire of the weakly-legitimated government to have itself legitimized. Such political rationale is deeply embedded in the structure of social policy institutions and particularly in the way that the state has played a part in financing social welfare programmes. Kwon shows that the role of the Korean state is characterized as essentially that of regulator-type rather than provider.

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HUCK-JU KWON is Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Administration in Sungkyun kwan University, Seoul, Korea. He was previously a Research Officer at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex (1995-96). He co-edited with G.White and R.Goodman a book entitled, Welfare Orientalism (in 1997 published by Routledge). His article, `Beyond European Welfare Regimes' was published in the Journal of Social Policy (October 1997). He was awarded a D.Phil. degree in politics at St. Antony's College, Oxford University in 1995.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Welfare State in Korea
Book Subtitle
The Politics of Legitimization
Authors
Series Title
St Antony's Series
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37429-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230374294
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-69927-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 194
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