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Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

Korea is currently experiencing its most significant transformations since the end of the Korean war. This series is a showcase for the latest research on North and South Korea. The series is interdisciplinary in its focus.

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1-10 of 29 results in Routledge Advances in Korean Studies
  1. Human Rights Discourse in North Korea

    Post-Colonial, Marxist and Confucian Perspectives

    By Jiyoung Song

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    This unique book examines the conceptual development of human rights in North Korea from historical, political and cultural perspectives. Dr Jiyoung Song explains how North Korea has understood the concepts of human rights in its public documents since its independence from Japan in 1945. Through...

    Published March 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Politics of Coalition in Korea

    Between Institutions and Culture

    By Youngmi Kim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    This book examines how inter- and intra-party coalition-building affects governability in South Korea. Focusing on the Kim Dae-jung administration (1998-2003) as a case study in the failure of a government to turn electoral success into stable governability, or ability to implement reform policies,...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Retirement, Work and Pensions in Ageing Korea

    Edited by Jae-Jin Yang, Thomas Klassen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    Even among the four Asian tigers, with their economic miracles during the past several decades that allowed them to join the ranks of the developed nations, South Korea is extraordinary. As significant as its economic progress, from a dirt poor and devastated nation in the 1960s, is South Korea’s...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Korea's Retirement Predicament

    The Ageing Tiger

    Edited by Thomas R. Klassen, Yunjeong Yang

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    The distinguishing feature for many workers in South Korea is contractual – and often involuntary – retirement at a young age (mid-50s for most workers) followed by precarious and low-paying self-employment or contract work. In the past this practice, which is also found in other East Asian nations...

    Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Digital Development in Korea

    Building an Information Society

    By Myung Oh, James Larson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    This book explores the role of digital information and communications technology in South Korea’s development, starting with and building upon the crucial developments of the 1980s. Its perspective draws on the information society concept and on a conceptual model of strategic restructuring of...

    Published April 30th 2013 by Routledge

  6. South Korean Social Movements

    From Democracy to Civil Society

    Edited by Gi-Wook Shin, Paul Chang

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    This book explores the evolution of social movements in South Korea by focusing on how they have become institutionalized and diffused in the democratic period. The contributors explore the transformation of Korean social movements from the democracy campaigns of the 1970s and 1980s to the rise of...

    Published April 30th 2013 by Routledge

  7. De-Bordering Korea

    Tangible and Intangible Legacies of the Sunshine Policy

    Edited by Valérie Gelézeau, Koen De Ceuster, Alain Delissen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    As tensions remain on the Korean peninsula, this book looks back on the decade of improved inter-Korean relations and engagement between 1998 and 2008, now known as the ‘Sunshine Policy’ era. Moving beyond traditional economic and political perspectives, it explores how this decade of intensified...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Legal Reform in Korea

    By Tom Ginsburg

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    Law in Korea has historically been viewed as merely a tool of authoritarian rule, but since the transition to democracy in 1987 it has served a more important and visible role as a force for social change. With contributions from leading US and Korean scholars, Legal Reform in Korea explores this...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Contemporary South Korean Society

    A Critical Perspective

    Edited by Hee-Yeon Cho, Lawrence Surendra, Hyo-Je Cho

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    The growing importance of the Korean economy in the global arena and the spread of the so-called ‘Korean wave’ in Asia mean there is an increasing desire to understand contemporary Korean Society. To this end, this book provides a critical and progressive analysis of the diverse issues that impact...

    Published September 18th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Korea's Developmental Alliance

    State, capital and the politics of rapid development

    By David Hundt

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    South Korea is often cited as a case of miraculous transformation from poverty to prosperity. Korea’s achievement of moving from one of the world’s poorest countries as recently as the early 1960s to the ranks of the ten biggest economies only four decades later has rightly attracted interest from...

    Published June 14th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Leader Symbols and Personality Cult in North Korea: The Leader State
    By Jae-Cheon Lim
    To Be Published February 14th 2015
  2. De-Bordering Korea: Tangible and Intangible Legacies of the Sunshine Policy
    Edited by Valérie Gelézeau, Koen De Ceuster, Alain Delissen
    To Be Published February 28th 2015
  3. Transition and Corporatism in South Korea
    By Myung Joon Park
    To Be Published July 30th 2015

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