This book traces back the origins of Korean development from the cultural and moral dimension, and argues that the source of weakened autonomy and capacity of the state after the 1997 crisis also should be traced from the loss of fundamental ethos. It elucidates the positive effect of cultural inheritance that has been most blamed in the earlier studies as hampering economic growth and democratization of Korean society: Confucianism, affective networks, and state intervention. As such institutional characteristics have undeniably formed the historical path of Korean development, the future of Korean development cannot also be alienated from this path.
Seok-Choon Lew is a professor of sociology and the director of Syngman Rhee Institute at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. He has earned his PhD in sociology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, in 1986. His areas of expertise are sociology of development, economic sociology, and Southeast Asian studies. He has served on editorial boards of Korean Sociological Review (in Korean) and Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (in Korean). He has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University (1993), Doshisha University in Kyoto (1999), University of the Philippines (2002), Australian National University (2009), and University of California, San Diego (2009). Recently, he has written extensively on 'affective networks' and 'developmental states' in East Asia. Please visit http://sclew.yonsei.ac.kr for more information on his publications and career.
1. Missing Links in Understanding the Korean Developmental Model
PART I: THE CULTURAL DIMENSION: CONFUCIAN TRADITION
2. Confucian Ethics and the Spirit of Capitalism in Korea: The Significance of Filial Piety
PART II: THE SOCIAL DIMENSION: AFFECTIVE NETWORKS
3. Affective Networks, Social Capital, and Modernity in Korea
4. Historical Development of Affective Networks in Korea: The Non-governmental Sector and Confucian Tradition
PART III: THE POLITICAL DIMENSION: STATE-SOCIETY RELATIONS
5. Confucian Capitalism of Park Chung Hee: Possibilities and Limits
6. Generalized Reciprocity between Strong State and Strong Society: Park Chung Hee and the Korean Developmental Path
7. Did the 1997 Financial Crisis Transform the S. Korean Developmental State? Focused on the Public Fund
8. Moral Economy
References in English Language
References in Korean Language