Corporatism and Korean Capitalism employs corporatist theory to examine the Korean experience of state-business ties. It includes theoretical chapters on Asian and Korean corporatism, case studies of agriculture, industry and industrial relations and an introduction to comparative corporatism. It helps to push the study of Korean political and economic change from description on to theoretical analysis.
This volume will challenge researchers and students of Asian studies, economics and politics to extend and refine their understanding of both corporatism and Korea. Moreover, this book offers a guide to policymakers confounded by the curious mix of collusion and competition in Korean political economy.
"Taken together, the eight chapters that comprise "Corporatism and Korean Capitalism offer something for a broad range of readers. Koreanists will be interested in the insights that can be derived from using a corporatist framework to analyze the political and economic transformation of the country. Students unfamiliar with the basic contours of corporatism will find parts of this book--especially T.J. Pempel's chapter--useful as a theoretical and practical primer. More advanced students will be intrigued by the challenges that the Korean case represents to established analytic categories. "Corporatism and Korean Capitalism, in short, is a book that I strongly recommend.."
-Timothy C. Lim "Korean Studies
|Notes on contributors||p. vii|
|Comparative corporatism||p. 9|
|The enticement of corporatism: Appeals of the 'Japanese model' in developing Asia||p. 26|
|Benign capitalism - idea and institution||p. 54|
|From affiliation to association: The challenge of democratic consolidation in Korean industrial relations||p. 75|
|From patron to partner: Korean state role in the textile transition||p. 95|
|From parastatal control to corporatist intermediation: The Korean agricultural cooperative in transition||p. 110|
|Korean capitalism||p. 139|
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Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 24th June 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.81 x 13.82
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1