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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. 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

  2. The Global Korean Motor Industry

    The Hyundai Motor Company's Global Strategy

    By Russell D. Lansbury, Chung-Sok Suh, Seung-Ho Kwon

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    This book examines the experiences of the globalizing Korean automobile industry, with particular focus on the Hyundai Motor Company (HMC), one of the most prominent of the new Korean multinational corporations. It provides an overview of the changing nature of the global automobile industry,...

    Published May 15th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Political Protest and Labor Solidarity in Korea

    White-Collar Labor Movements after Democratization (1987-1995)

    By Doowon Suh

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    East Asia has undergone an intense period of economic development and accompanying social change in recent years and among the unforeseen social phenomena that have emerged are new forms of trade unions. This book analyzes the importance of such a new union movement in Korea by focusing on the...

    Published May 15th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Capitalist Development in Korea

    Labour, Capital and the Myth of the Developmental State

    By Dae-oup Chang

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    Contrary to the widely-held view that the East Asian "developmental state" is neutral in terms of the relationship between capital and labour – a benign co-operation between state officials and businessmen to organise economic development – this book argues that in fact the developmental state...

    Published April 17th 2012 by Routledge

  5. IT Development in Korea

    A Broadband Nirvana?

    By Kwang-Suk Lee

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    This book investigates the contextual factors that led to Korean society becoming ‘broadband heaven’ — the most wired nation in the world — by scrutinizing the historical contexts surrounding the Korean Information Infrastructure (KII) project (1995–2005), which aimed to establish a nationwide...

    Published November 28th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Foreign Direct Investment in Post-Crisis Korea

    European Investors and 'Mismatched Globalization'

    By Judith Cherry

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    In this book Judith Cherry analyses the impact of economic and cultural globalization on efforts to promote inward foreign direct investment (IFDI) in South Korea over the past four decades. The book traces the development of Korean IFDI policy from one of restriction and control to one of...

    Published October 12th 2011 by Routledge

  7. South Korea under Compressed Modernity

    Familial Political Economy in Transition

    By Kyung-Sup Chang

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    The condensed social change and complex social order governing South Koreans’ life cannot be satisfactorily delineated by relying on West-derived social theories or culturalist arguments. Nor can various globally eye-catching traits of this society in industrial work, education, popular culture,...

    Published September 7th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Korean Workers and Neoliberal Globalization

    By Kevin Gray

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    One of the most remarkable aspects of South Korea’s transition from impoverished post-colonial nation to fully-fledged industrialized democracy has been the growth of its independent and dynamic labour movement. Korean Workers and Neoliberal Globalisation examines current trends and transformations...

    Published May 10th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Korea Confronts Globalization

    Edited by Yunshik Chang, Hyun-ho Seok, Donald Baker

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    Korea Confronts Globalization looks at the way in which the phenomenon of globalization has impacted on Korean society in terms of national identity, corporate change, labour markets, democracy, tradition and social policy, and the implications for Korea's social cohesion in a continually...

    Published March 24th 2011 by Routledge

  10. New Millennium South Korea

    Neoliberal Capitalism and Transnational Movements

    Edited by Jesook Song

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    Despite the common held belief that Asian nations have displayed anti-market tendencies of under-consumption and export-oriented trade since the Asian financial crisis, in the 10 years since the crisis, South Korea has bucked this trend accruing a higher debt rate than the US. This groundbreaking...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Failure of Socialism in South Korea: 1945-2007
    By Yunjong Kim
    To Be Published July 22nd 2015
  2. IT Development in Korea: A Broadband Nirvana?
    By Kwang-Suk Lee
    To Be Published August 17th 2015
  3. Nouveau-riche Nationalism and Multiculturalism in Korea: A media narrative analysis
    By Gil-Soo Han
    To Be Published September 23rd 2015
  4. Modern Korea and Its Others
    By Vladimir Tikhonov
    To Be Published November 18th 2015
  5. Understanding Korean Public Administration: Lessons learned from practice
    Edited by Kwang Kook Park, Wonhee Lee, Seok-Hwan Lee
    To Be Published June 30th 2016

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