The Political Economy of Korea

Transition, Transformation and Turnaround

  • Jitendra Uttam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Transition in Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jitendra Uttam
      Pages 3-28
  3. Locating Twin Transitions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
  4. First Transition: Agrarian Aristocracy and Its Discontents

  5. Second Transition: Industrial Bourgeoisie and its Reconfiguration

  6. Transformation and Turnaround

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 210-269

About this book


Korea's twin transitions – agrarian to industrial and industrial to post-industrial – transformed the country's political economy. Moving away from the traditional focus on aspects such as market, culture, and colonialism, the author argues that Korea's 'second state' was revitalized through the 'people's movement' and 'citizens movement'.


Korea Political Economy Developmental State Neo-liberalism and post-industrial era development political economy transition

Authors and affiliations

  • Jitendra Uttam
    • 1
  1. 1.Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityIndia

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