The Korean Government and Public Policies in a Development Nexus

Sustaining Development and Tackling Policy Changes – Volume 2

  • Jongwon Choi
  • Huck-ju Kwon
  • Min Gyo Koo

Part of the The Political Economy of the Asia Pacific book series (PEAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jongwon Choi, Huck-ju Kwon, Min Gyo Koo
    Pages 1-5
  3. Policy Environment and Governance

  4. Public Policies Beyond the Developmental State Paradigm

  5. Jongwon Choi, Huck-ju Kwon, Min Gyo Koo
    Pages E1-E1

About this book


This volume chronicles the policy challenges and adaptations faced and made by the South Korean government during the post-industrialization and democratization period. Following the model set by the first volume in the series, which covered the economic and social development during the developmental period from the 1960s to the 1980s, this volume examines how and to what extent the South Korean government has adapted to a variety of political, economic and social transformations since the 1990s. The book is divided in two parts. Part I reviews the changing policy environments and government policy paradigms in the wake of industrialization and democratization, focusing on the reorganization and coordination of government ministries and agencies. Part II explores key public policy areas, such as economics, social welfare, and foreign relations, where the South Korean government has successfully adapted to new policy challenges and environments. Drawing policy implications for the future actions of the South Korean government as well as for those countries wishing to replicate South Korea’s success and avoid its errors, this book of interest to both scholars and policy-makers concerned with development in the Asia-Pacific.


policy political economy korea industrialization democratization development asia asian politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jongwon Choi
    • 1
  • Huck-ju Kwon
    • 2
  • Min Gyo Koo
    • 3
  1. 1.Seoul National UniversityGraduate School of Public Administration Seoul National UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)
  2. 2.Seoul National University SeoulKorea (Republic of)
  3. 3.Graduate Sch of Public AdminSeoul National Univ Graduate Sch of Public AdminSeoulKorea (Republic of)

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