The State, Society and Big Business in South Korea

1st Edition

Yeon-Ho Lee

Routledge
Published July 31, 1997
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9780415145831 - CAT# RU15158
Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Business

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Summary

This book examines how the South Korean state is able to execute national policies that are opposed to the interests of social constituents, despite the expansion of social power. The relationship between the government and big business provides an illuminating example of this. The author demonstrates how Confucian values, the role of the family and a firm hierarchical tradition have prevented South Korea from developing a modern state on the Western model.

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