The Resource Han unbound : the political economy of South Korea, John Lie

Han unbound : the political economy of South Korea, John Lie

Label
Han unbound : the political economy of South Korea
Title
Han unbound
Title remainder
the political economy of South Korea
Statement of responsibility
John Lie
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book reveals how South Korea was transformed from one of the poorest and most agrarian countries in the world in the 1950's to one of the richest and most industrialized states by the late 1980's. The author argues that South Korea's economic, cultural, and political development was the product of a unique set of historical circumstances that cannot be replicated elsewhere, and that only by ignoring the costs and negative consequences of development can South Korea's transformation be described as an unqualified success
  • The historical circumstances include a thoroughgoing land reform that forced children of former landlords to move to the cities to make their fortunes, a very low-paid labor force, and the threat from North Korea and the consequent American presence. The costs of development included the exploitation of labor (as late as 1986, South Korean factory workers had the longest hours in the world and earned less than their counterparts in Mexico and Brazil), undemocratic politics, and despoliation of the environment. Because the author sees South Korean development as contingent on a variety of particular circumstances, he ranges widely to include not only the information typically gathered by sociologists and political economists, but also insights gained from examining popular tastes and values, poetry, fiction, and ethnography, showing how all of these aspects of South Korean life help elucidate his main themes
Dewey number
330.95195/043
Illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
HC467
LC item number
.L5 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Han unbound : the political economy of South Korea, John Lie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-242) and index
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Control code
97034019
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 255 p.
Isbn
9780804730556
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97034019
Other physical details
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