Pathways to State Welfare in Korea: Interests, Ideas and Institutions
The author's central argument is that the development of social policy in South Korea is a unique political process, best explained by the functioning of institutions and the extent to which institutional pathways can pre-determine events. Public assistance, national pensions, national health & employment insurance are all covered.
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