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The political economy of the small welfare state in South Korea, Jae-Jin Yang

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The political economy of the small welfare state in South Korea
Title
The political economy of the small welfare state in South Korea
Statement of responsibility
Jae-Jin Yang
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explains why the Korean welfare state is underdeveloped despite successful industrialization, democratization, a militant labor movement, and a centralized meritocracy. Unlike most social science books on Korea, which tend to focus on its developmental state and past years' rapid economic development, this book deals with social welfare issues and politics during the critical junctures in Korea's history: industrialization in the 1960–70s, the democratization and labor movement in the mid-1980s, globalization and the financial crisis in the 1990s and the 'wind of free welfare' in the 2010s. It highlights the self-interested activities of Korea's militant enterprise unionism at variance with those of a more solidaristic industrial unionism in the European welfare states. Korean big business, the chaebol, accommodated the unions' call for higher wages and more corporate welfare, which removed practical incentives for unions to demand social welfare. Korea's single-member-district electoral rules also induce politicians to sell geographically targeted, narrow benefits rather than public welfare for all
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Yang, Chae-jin,
Dewey number
330.95195/04
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Welfare state
  • Korea (South)
  • Korea (South)
  • Korea (South)
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The political economy of the small welfare state in South Korea, Jae-Jin Yang
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 15 Sep 2017)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Theoretical reinterpretation of the small welfare state in South Korea; 3. The emergence of the small welfare state under the authoritarian developmental state (1961-1987); 4. Democratization and limited welfare state development under the conservative rule (1987-1997); 5. Economic crisis, power shift, and welfare politics under the Kim Dae Jung government (1997-2002); 6. Economic Unionism and the limits of the Korean welfare state under the Roh Moo Hyun government (2003-2007); 7. Wind of welfare and tax politics under the returned conservative rule; 8. Conclusion
Control code
CR9781108235419
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108235419
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781108235419
Label
The political economy of the small welfare state in South Korea, Jae-Jin Yang
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 15 Sep 2017)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Theoretical reinterpretation of the small welfare state in South Korea; 3. The emergence of the small welfare state under the authoritarian developmental state (1961-1987); 4. Democratization and limited welfare state development under the conservative rule (1987-1997); 5. Economic crisis, power shift, and welfare politics under the Kim Dae Jung government (1997-2002); 6. Economic Unionism and the limits of the Korean welfare state under the Roh Moo Hyun government (2003-2007); 7. Wind of welfare and tax politics under the returned conservative rule; 8. Conclusion
Control code
CR9781108235419
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108235419
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781108235419

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