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作者 Lew, Seok-Choon, ed
書名 The Korean economic developmental path [electronic resource] : confucian tradition, affective network / Edited by Seok-Choon Lew
出版項 Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
國際標準書號 1137347295 (electronic bk.) : £62.50
9781137347299 (electronic bk.) : £62.50
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版本 1st ed
說明 240 p. : 20 ill
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Epublication based on: 9781137359728, 2013
Contents Introduction 1. Missing Links in Understanding the Korean Developmental Model PART I: THE CULTURAL DIMENSION: CONFUCIAN TRADITION 2. Confucian Ethics and the Spirit of Capitalism in Korea: The Significance of Filial Piety PART II: THE SOCIAL DIMENSION: AFFECTIVE NETWORKS 3. Affective Networks, Social Capital, and Modernity in Korea 4. Historical Development of Affective Networks in Korea: The Non-governmental Sector and Confucian Tradition PART III: THE POLITICAL DIMENSION: STATE-SOCIETY RELATIONS 5. Confucian Capitalism of Park Chung Hee: Possibilities and Limits 6. Generalized Reciprocity between Strong State and Strong Society: Park Chung Hee and the Korean Developmental Path 7. Did the 1997 Financial Crisis Transform the S. Korean Developmental State? Focused on the Public Fund Conclusion 8. Moral Economy References in English Language References in Korean Language Index
This book defines the Korean development as the moral economy of growth derived from a synergy between strong state and strong society and argues that Confucian cultural orientation has played a critical role in the process. This book traces back the origins of Korean development from the cultural and moral dimension, and argues that the source of weakened autonomy and capacity of the state after the 1997 crisis also should be traced from the loss of fundamental ethos. It elucidates the positive effect of cultural inheritance that has been most blamed in the earlier studies as hampering economic growth and democratization of Korean society: Confucianism, affective networks, and state intervention. As such institutional characteristics have undeniably formed the historical path of Korean development, the future of Korean development cannot also be alienated from this path
This is a provocative addition to the literature, by a sociologist, who finds a big gap in existing models of economic development. Taking a fresh look at the concept of social capital, Lew supplements the dichotomy of state-civil society with that of strong state-strong society, based on affective networks, including blood relations, school ties, and localism. He points to 'disciplinary ethos' as a means for keeping the state from being captured by special interests. Concentrating on the example of Korea and on its Confucian traditions, Lew puts culture at center stage in presenting a novel take on how the social sciences should interpret the phenomenal record of East Asian development, arguing that globalization is not incompatible with a strong state and a society still steeped in bonds many thought were unsuitable to our era. - Gilbert Rozman, Emeritus Musgrave Professor of Sociology, Princeton University, USA, and Editor-in-chief, The Asan Forum This project will regenerate much interest among students of East Asian patterns of development at large...A proper understanding of the yongo kwan'gye is a key to understanding not only contemporary Korean society, but also its people and the foundation of their social networking which Lew refers to as 'affective networks.' This is a fine contribution to studies of Confucian capitalism and in particular, strong state-strong society relations, in the context of Korea. - Hyung-A Kim, Associate Professor, Australian National University
Seok-Choon Lew is a professor of sociology and the director of Syngman Rhee Institute at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. He has earned his PhD in sociology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, in 1986. His areas of expertise are sociology of development, economic sociology, and Southeast Asian studies. He has served on editorial boards of Korean Sociological Review (in Korean) and Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (in Korean). He has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University (1993), Doshisha University in Kyoto (1999), University of the Philippines (2002), Australian National University (2009), and University of California, San Diego (2009). Recently, he has written extensively on 'affective networks' and 'developmental states' in East Asia. Please visit for more information on his publications and career
主題 Confucianism and state -- Korea
Economic development -- Korea
Development economics & emerging economies -- Korea. bicssc
Economics. ukslc
Political science & theory -- Korea. bicssc
Korea -- Economic policy
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