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Overcoming the devastation of the Korean War, the Koreans have generated one of the world's new dynamic economies. Korea is the largest of East Asia's Four Little Dragons, and its soaring exports - from supertankers to microchips - are the visible signs of its energies. In the past four decades, the country's per capita GNP has increased from less than seventy dollars to mOvercoming the devastation of the Korean War, the Koreans have generated one of the world's new dynamic economies. Korea is the largest of East Asia's Four Little Dragons, and its soaring exports - from supertankers to microchips - are the visible signs of its energies. In the past four decades, the country's per capita GNP has increased from less than seventy dollars to more than six thousand dollars. To many foreigners looking at Korea from the outside, progress has been achieved at the cost of human rights through a succession of authoritarian governments. Yet in the wake of their high-growth economics, the Koreans are building the foundation for a strong new democracy. After years of a garrison-state government masquerading as a democracy, pressure from an expanding middle class has, over the past five years, pushed the Republic of Korea toward a real democratic society. This combination of stunning economic achievement and budding democracy marks Korea's emergence as one of the most vital countries of the Pacific Rim. Korea's Quiet Revolution traces the growth of the nation's fledgling democracy, from the first democratic pledges of President Roh Tae Woo in 1987 to the election campaigns of 1992, and sets Korea's political and economic progress against the background of its extraordinary history....

Title : Korea's Quiet Revolution: From Garrison State to Democracy
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ISBN : 9780802712615
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 212 Pages
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  • Christina
    2018-10-19 17:35

    I'm hoping to teach a 2-credit South Korea travel course next year. (Another professor and I would take a group of ~20 students to the country over spring break.) If I'm going to do this, I should probably become more familiar with South Korea... This book is quite old (published in 1992), but I wanted to learn about the period of time between the partitioning of the country and South Korea's emergence as a major world economy, and the book achieved that goal. It wasn't a spectacular book, but it was informative.