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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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11-20 of 29 results in Routledge Advances in Korean Studies
  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. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Industrial Relations in Korea

    Diversity and Dynamism of Korean Enterprise Unions from a Comparative Perspective

    By Jooyeon Jeong

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    A key factor in Korea's economic success is the nature of industrial relations in Korean business and industry. Joo-Yeon Jeong presents a comprehensive survey of the current state of industrial relations in Korea. He shows how union membership has changed over recent decades, and how the...

    Published October 19th 2009 by Routledge