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Learning from the South Korean Developmental Success: Effective Development Cooperation and Synergistic Institutions and Policies

Learning from the South Korean Developmental Success: Effective Development Cooperation and Synergistic Institutions and Policies
This edited volume suggests lessons for development in the twenty-first century through an analysis of the South Korean experience. Looking beyond the analytical scope of the developmental state, contributions focus on the institutional mechanisms enabling the state and society to establish complementary economic and social policies, the actors involved and the consequences of the choices in a range of policy areas — aid, industrialization, labour markets, fiscal and monetary policies, social policy, rural development, the environment and gender relations — between 1945 and 2000.

Framing social policies as a set of interventions to enhance individual and societal capabilities, this volume shows how a wide range of policies formulated to complement each other across the protective, reproductive, productive and redistributive spheres contributed to both economic and social development. Covering the periods of state-building, rapid industrialization in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, as well as the responses to the Asian Economic Crisis in the 1990s, the volume aims to identify the institutional foundations and legacies of South Korea’s developmental success.

This book is valuable reading for all interested in development economics, macroeconomics, institutional economics, political economy, migration studies, gender studies and international relations.

1. Overview: Learning from Developmental Success; Thandika Mkandawire, Ilcheong Yi
2. Lessons from the Social Policy and Development of South Korea: An Interrogation; Thandika Mkandawire
3. The Korean Experience and the Twenty-first Century Transition to a Capability Enhancing Developmental State; Peter Evans
4. Securing the Home Market: A New Approach to Korean Development; Alice Amsden
5. Institutional Linkages between Social Protection Measures and Industrialization in South Korea; Jooha Lee
6. Development of Transformative Social Policy in South Korea: Lessons from the Korean Experience; Moo-Kwon Chung
7. The Saemaul Undong in Historical Perspective and in the Contemporary World; Mike Douglass
8. How Could Enhancement of Education and Health Contribute to Economic Growth in South Korea?; Ilcheong Yi
9. Effective Aid and Development Cooperation in South Korea; Ilcheong Yi, Olive Cocoman, You-ah Chung, Hyunjoo Rhee
10. Learning through Localizing International Transfers: South Korea's Development Experiences; Taekyoon Kim
11. The South Korean Developmental Alliance between Business, Labour and Government; Eun Mee Kim
12. Change and Continuity in Social Policy Responses to Economic Crises in South Korea: 1979–81 versus 1997–98; Jae-jin Yang
13. Effective but Uneven: Korean Development from a Gender Perspective; Jinock Lee
14. Korean Responses to Environmental Challenges: Origins, Drivers and Impacts of Green Growth on Development; Manohar Pawar, Taewook Huh

Thandika Mkandawire is Chair in African Development at LSE and Olof Palme Visiting Professor, Swedish Research Council. Earlier he was Director of UNRISD; and Executive Secretary of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa. He has published widely on problems of policy making, adjustment and democratization.
Ilcheong Yi is Research Coordinator at UNRISD. His research interests are issues related to the developmental state, social policy in developing countries and macro-level development strategies. His recent publications are mainly related to the welfare state and health policies in developing countries.

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  • Publication and ordering details
  • Pub. Date: 14 May 2014
    Pub. Place: United Kingdom
    ISBN: 9781137339478
    Type: Hardback
    From: Palgrave