Race to the Swift: State and Finance in Korean Industrialization

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Columbia University Press, 1991 - History - 280 pages

A comprehensive and original account of the rise of Korea's developmental state, Race to the Swift by Jung-en Woo argues that Korea's industrial growth is neither a miracle nor a cultural mystery, but the outcome of a previously misunderstood political economy.

 

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Contents

Theoretical Considerations
1
The Political Economy
43
Korea Takes
73
The Big Push
118
The State Finance
148
Financial Liberalization
176
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About the author (1991)

Jung-En Woo is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. She has also taught at Colgate University and Columbia University. She graduated in history and English literature from Bowdoin College, and has master's degree in Latin American studies and a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.

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