Democracy and the Korean Economy

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Jongryn Mo, Chung-in Moon
Hoover Institution Press/Stanford University, 1999 - Business & Economics - 210 pages
An authoritative study of the new model of Korean political economy, Democracy and the Korean Economy is the first book to analyze the economic impact of democratic change in South Korea. Going far beyond simplistic generalizations about the relationship between democracy and economic growth, the book carefully examines the pattern of change - and in some cases, stability - in major policy areas. The authors look closely at specific industries - such as the auto industry - and chaebols (large business conglomerates) and analyze their market position and political influence under both the authoritarian and democratic regimes.

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Contents

Democratization and Globalization as Ideological
1
The Confucian Tradition and Economic Reform
35
Democratization and Macroeconomic Policy
73
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Jongryn Mo is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is also a professor of international political economy at the Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University. Before taking that position at Yonsei, he was an assistant professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin. Mo holds a BA in economics from Cornell University, an MS in social sciences from the California Institute of Technology, and a PhD in business from Stanford University.