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Korea's Globalization by Samuel S. Kim
Book DescriptionSouth Korea has cast its lot with globalization arguably to a greater extent than any other Asian country in the post-Cold War era. This book, edited by Samuel Kim, presents a sustained analysis of Korea's globalization and its ramifications for all aspects of the Korean state and society. The authors critically probe the promise and performance and the myths and realities of Korea's globalization drive. Each chapter is a case study designed to explain how globalization works and what its positive or negative consequences are for the Korean state and society. They examine the effects of internationalization on business conglomerates, workers and labor unions, women, foreign migrant workers, the military, politicians, and government officials. More broadly, they examine how Korea, as a newly industrialized and newly democratizing country, is coping with the twin challenges of democratic consolidation from below and within and globalization from above and without.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521775595
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Samuel S. Kim
China, the United Nations and World Order, Paperback (February 2015)
Edition statement found within summary on back cover.
Two Koreas and the Great Powers, Hardback (June 2006)
This book explores Korea's place in relation to China, Japan, Russia, and the United States.
Korea at the Center, Paperback (May 2005)
Illuminating the role of the Korean peninsula in three modern historical periods, this volume offers a fresh appraisal of Korea as the key to the coalescence of a broad, open Northeast Asian regionalism in the twenty-fifth century.
Inter-Korean Relations, Hardback (September 2004)» View all books by Samuel S. Kim
In post-cold War thinking, North Korea was expected to collapse and be absorbed into a single Korean state by the democratic regime in South Korea. Fifteen years later, this has not happened, and June 2000 saw a summit making the warmest inter-Korean relations yet.
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