The Korean Paradox

The Korean Paradox
Domestic Political Divide and Foreign Policy in South Korea

by Marco Milani,Antonio Fiori,Matteo Dian

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-05-24
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 1351008749
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bringing together an international line up of contributors, this book examines South Korea’s foreign policy strategies designed to cope with the challenges of the post-Cold War regional order and the emergence of a "Korean paradox". Focusing on non-material factors in shaping the decision-making processes of primary actors, such as traditions, beliefs, and identities, this book begins by analysing the emergence of the "Asian Paradox" and explores how different political traditions have influenced South Korea’s foreign and security policies. In the second part (from Chapter 4), this book goes on to deal directly with the key issues in South Korea’s foreign policy today, with an emphasis on the progressive and conservative approaches to the challenges the country faces. This includes the North Korean threat, the alliance with the U.S., relations with China and Russia, the complicated relationship with Japan, and the emerging role of South Korea outside of Northeast Asia. An innovative study of the domestic sources of South Korean foreign policy, The Korean Paradox investigates South Korea’s growing role at both regional and global levels. As such, it will be useful to students and scholars of Korean Studies, International Relations and East Asian Studies more generally.

Your Passport to South Korea

Your Passport to South Korea
A Book

by Nancy Dickmann

  • Publisher : Capstone Press
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1496695534
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What is it like to live in or visit South Korea? What makes South Korea's culture unique? Explore the geography, traditions, and daily lives of South Korean people.

South Korea at the Crossroads

South Korea at the Crossroads
Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers

by Scott A. Snyder

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2018-01-02
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0231546181
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Against the backdrop of China’s mounting influence and North Korea’s growing nuclear capability and expanding missile arsenal, South Korea faces a set of strategic choices that will shape its economic prospects and national security. In South Korea at the Crossroads, Scott A. Snyder examines the trajectory of fifty years of South Korean foreign policy and offers predictions—and a prescription—for the future. Pairing a historical perspective with a shrewd understanding of today’s political landscape, Snyder contends that South Korea’s best strategy remains investing in a robust alliance with the United States. Snyder begins with South Korea’s effort in the 1960s to offset the risk of abandonment by the United States during the Vietnam War and the subsequent crisis in the alliance during the 1970s. A series of shifts in South Korean foreign relations followed: the “Nordpolitik” engagement with the Soviet Union and China at the end of the Cold War; Kim Dae Jung’s “Sunshine Policy,” designed to bring North Korea into the international community; “trustpolitik,” which sought to foster diplomacy with North Korea and Japan; and changes in South Korea’s relationship with the United States. Despite its rise as a leader in international financial, development, and climate-change forums, South Korea will likely still require the commitment of the United States to guarantee its security. Although China is a tempting option, Snyder argues that only the United States is both credible and capable in this role. South Korea remains vulnerable relative to other regional powers in northeast Asia despite its rising profile as a middle power, and it must balance the contradiction of desirable autonomy and necessary alliance.

Military Industry in Taiwan and South Korea

Military Industry in Taiwan and South Korea
A Book

by Janne E. Nolan

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 1986-02-24
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN : 1349181161
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since World War II, the United States has done much to support economic, political, and social development in the Third World. At the same time, its policies toward developing nations often reflect an overly narrow conception of national and global security in which the influences of the modernization process seem scarcely to have been taken into account. Both strains in US policy are mirrored in strong academic traditions upon which policy-makers have drawn liberally in the postwar years. Developmentalists and security scholars alike will find much that is familiar in the case studies presented in Military Industry in Taiwan and South Korea. Dr Nolan's discussion of the stresses of rapid economic and political development in both states draws deeply on the modernization and dependencia studies of the last two decades, while her treatment of the 'security environment' within which domestic policies must be made will satisfy the international relationist concerned with states as actors within the international system. Throughout, Dr Nolan provides a detailed presentation of the behaviour of both polities that will be of interest to North-east Asian area specialists and students of US arms policy.

Konglish

Konglish
The Ultimate Survival Guide for Teaching English in South Korea

by Matthew Waterhouse

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2012-05
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1469786427
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Everything you ever wanted to know about teaching English in South Korea but were afraid to ask is contained within this book. Funny, fact filled and always informative, Konglish provides the necessary knowledge you need to make the right decisions. Jam packed with practical information, Konglish addresses all of the topics and taboos a prospective English teacher needs to know, from finding the right job and negotiating a favorable contract to individual chapters dedicated to the specific learning needs of different students. While other books focus solely on educational concerns, Konglish explores life outside of the classroom, providing you with an in-depth and often hilarious guide to Korean culture. Food, friendship, drinking, dating, religion, health and history are just some of the subjects discussed in detail. Konglish also goes where others fear to tread, exploring the underbelly of the Hermit Kingdom. Last but not least, Konglish looks at the embarrassing realities of life abroad, offering realistic advice on things like culture shock, social faux pas and learning the local language. As an added bonus, you ll learn how to order dog soup, avoid squat toilets, and say no to lice-infested accommodation. Written by Matthew Waterhouse, a qualified elementary teacher who s been through the belly of the beast, Konglish is an irreverent and insightful survival guide for anyone brave enough to try their hand at teaching English in incredible South Korea. "

South Korea

South Korea
The Solo Girl's Travel Guide

by Alexa West

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-03-25
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9781733990530
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seoul - Busan - Incheon - Jeju Island - Geoje Island - Gangneung - Daegu Ditch the generic travel guides that feel like they were written for your nerdy cousin who wears socks with sandals. This is the #1 Travel Guide for REAL girls traveling to South Korea for a vacation, an adventure or teaching English in South Korea.

The Park Chung Hee Era

The Park Chung Hee Era
A Book

by Pyŏng-guk Kim,Ezra F. Vogel

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 744
  • ISBN : 0674058208
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1959 South Korea was mired in poverty. By 1979, it had a powerful industrial economy and a vibrant civil society that led to democracy eight years later. This volume examines the transformation as a study in the politics of modernization, contextualizing many historical ambiguities in South Korea’s trajectory toward sustainable economic growth.

Law and Political Authority in South Korea

Law and Political Authority in South Korea
A Book

by Dae-Kyu Yoon,Tae-gyu Yun

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides an analysis of South Korean constitutional history since 1948. It furnishes an overview of the cultural and political context of Korean legal institutions, and it evinces an understanding of competing theories of the Rule of Law. The author provides an account of many important institutional transformations, including detailed discussions of Korean Supreme Court cases.

Han Unbound

Han Unbound
The Political Economy of South Korea

by John Lie

  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN : 9780804740159
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Because the author sees South Korean development as contingent on a variety of particular circumstances, he ranges widely to include not only the information typically gathered by sociologists and political economists, but also insights gained from examining popular tastes and values, poetry, fiction, and ethnography, showing how all of these aspects of South Korean life help elucidate his main themes.

South Korea’s Engagement with Africa

South Korea’s Engagement with Africa
A History of the Relationship in Multiple Aspects

by Yongkyu Chang

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2019-12-11
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 9813290137
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book represents the first scholarly attempt to summarize and analyze how Korea’s relationship with Africa has been shaped in policy and non-policy aspects. It shows how far it has come and where it goes. The book recognizes that Korea-Africa relations, though relatively new, break ground by acknowledging the importance of a diligent endeavor to carry out post-colonial development, and have continued to grow as we find promising progress and opportunities in the mutual cooperation between the two. This book is all-inclusive, covering Korea’s academic, economic, diplomatic, and civil engagements with Africa. It investigates untold aspects of Korea-Africa relations.

Management in South Korea Revisited

Management in South Korea Revisited
A Book

by Chris Rowley,Malcolm Warner

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-03-17
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 1317689410
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This edited collection examines the changing contours of Korean management and business, presenting recent scholarly research into this important Asian economic player. As one of the original ‘Little Dragon’ or ‘Tiger’ economies, South Korea has grown and prospered since the early years of the 1960s, and is now home to several major word-class multinational companies, such as Hyundai and LG, Samsung. In turn, it has developed a distinctive style of management, which derives from a shared Asian heritage but is nonetheless unique to South Korea. The collection covers a variety of themes, topics and issues from a range of perspectives and fields in management and business studies. This book was originally published as a special issue of Asia Pacific Business Review.

On the Margins of Urban South Korea

On the Margins of Urban South Korea
Core Location as Method and Praxis

by Jesook Song,Laam Hae

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2019-11-19
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1487503350
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bridging area and postcolonial studies with the critical political economy of South Korea.

South Korea

South Korea
Modernization and Westernization

by Nasser Afify

  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release : 2019-04-04
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN : 9781092738156
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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South Korea is a small country with a lot of people, so there is a huge demand for space. As a result, many of the country's natural habitats have been squeezed into smaller areas. There are 21 national parks, but the only areas of true wilderness left are the mountain forests. Tigers used to roam the Korean peninsula, but today there may be none left at all. Some think a few may live in the dangerous Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. Korea's tigers were wiped out by hunters who wanted their bones to use in traditional medicines.Korea is a 750-mile-long (1,200-kilometer-long) peninsula located in the easternmost part of the Asian continent. Today, the country is split into South and North Korea, but in the minds of most of its citizens, it remains a single nation that cannot be divided. South Korea has many mountains, but they are small compared with others around the world. Over millions of years, their peaks have been worn down by rain and wind. Most summits are below 3,300 feet (1,000 meters).On South Korea's Jeju Island and along a narrow strip in the south, high humidity and rainfall give rise to tropical evergreen jungles. The peninsula is also surrounded by about 3,000 volcanic islands. South Korea faces North Korea across a demilitarized zone (DMZ) 2.5 miles (4 km) wide that was established by the terms of the 1953 armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War (1950-53). The DMZ, which runs for about 150 miles (240 km), constitutes the 1953 military cease-fire line and roughly follows latitude 38° N (the 38th parallel) from the mouth of the Han River on the west coast of the Korean peninsula to a little south of the North Korean town of Kosŏng on the east coast.

Service Economies

Service Economies
Militarism, Sex Work, and Migrant Labor in South Korea

by Jin-kyung Lee

  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN : 0816651256
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A compelling alternative narrative of the modern "miracle" of South Korea.

Regional Development and Decentralization Policy in South Korea

Regional Development and Decentralization Policy in South Korea
A Book

by Ludwig Schätzl,Karin Wessel,Yong-Woo Lee

  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian
  • Release : 1997-01-01
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 9813055480
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Developmental Liberalism in South Korea

Developmental Liberalism in South Korea
Formation, Degeneration, and Transnationalization

by Chang Kyung-Sup

  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release : 2019-05-17
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN : 9783030145750
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book characterizes South Korea’s pre-neoliberal regime of social governance as developmental liberalism and analyzes the turbulent processes and complex outcomes of its neoliberal degeneration since the mid-1990s. Instead of repeating the politically charged critical view on South Korea’s failure in socially inclusionary and sustainable development, the author closely examines the systemic interfaces of the economic, political, and social constituents of its developmental transformation. South Korea has turned and remained developmentally liberal, rather than liberally liberal (like the United States), in its economic and sociopolitical configuration of social security, labor protection, population, education, and so forth. Initially conceived in the late 1980s, ironically along its democratic restoration, and radically accelerated during the national financial crisis in the late 1990s, South Korea’s neoliberal transition has become incomparably volatile and destructive, due crucially to its various distortive effects on the country’s developmental liberal order.

Social Trust and Economic Development

Social Trust and Economic Development
The Case of South Korea

by O. Yul Kwon

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-10-15
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781784719593
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In just one generation, South Korea has transformed from a recipient of foreign aid to a member of the G20. In this informative book, South Korea is used as a case by which to explore and illustrate specific issues arising from the complex relationships between the nation's economic development and society. O. Yul Kwon considers the task of achieving sustainable and equitable social and economic development in South Korea. The author presents an in-depth analysis from macro perspectives as well as examining micro-level relationships between economic development and social trust in the recent past. Grounded in empirical research of South Korean society and economy, this book offers practical suggestions by which to achieve sustainable and equitable development in South Korea. This insightful and timely book provides valuable information for a scholarly audience interested in South Korean history, economics and society, and for researchers investigating the significance of the relationship between economic development and society as well as social trust.

Democratization and Social Movements in South Korea

Democratization and Social Movements in South Korea
Defiant Institutionalization

by Sun-Chul Kim

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-01-29
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1317282876
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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South Korea provides an intellectual challenge in the fields of social movements and democracy in that intense mobilization and the strong influence of social movements have accompanied steady democratization for more than two decades, despite major theories having predicted otherwise. This book examines how social movements in previously authoritarian contexts evolve after democratic transition, using South Korea as a case study. It explores how democratic change influences the form of social movements, and how social movements affect the pace and direction of democracy in turn. It explains how South Korean social movements were able to attain strong political influence by focusing on four causal factors: the configuration of major political actors during the transition period, the relational dynamics among social movement groups, the relationship between social movements and institutionalized political actors, and the impact of transnational forces in the post-transition period. Unlike previous scholarship, the book takes a historical, actor-centered, and process-oriented approach that closely follows the interactions among contending actors through event sequences, rather than being driven by abstract theoretical frameworks. In doing so, it analyses uses a broad range of evidence, including police records, untapped activist documents, presidential memoirs, newspaper accounts and original data sets. Shedding light on the complex political reality that gave rise to a contentious civil society in South Korea after democratization, this book also illuminates the institutional conditions that can help promote domestic peace and stability. Therefore it will be of great use to students and scholars of Korean Studies, Korean politics and social movements, as well as policy makers.

China, South Korea, and the Socotra Rock Dispute

China, South Korea, and the Socotra Rock Dispute
A Submerged Rock and Its Destabilizing Potential

by Senan Fox

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-10-16
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9811320772
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book exclusively addresses the political, historical and important contemporary strategic implications of the decades-long Socotra Rock dispute between China and South Korea. It is one of several maritime disputes involving China and a smaller state, and for which maritime law offers no apparent remedy. There is little doubt it will continue to be a problem in the future and should no longer be overlooked. The submerged rock, located between mainland China and the Korean Peninsula, straddles the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea. As China continues asserting its sovereignty and jurisdiction in maritime areas, this book will provide food for thought for scholars, think-tank researchers, and policymakers.

South Korea's International Relations

South Korea's International Relations
Quest for Security, Prosperity, and Unification

by Pyŏng-jun An

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 12
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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