The contributors of this edited volume delineate the shifting role of the Korean state from the developmental state, which led economic development by guiding investment in strategic industries through various means, to a slightly subtler role as a regulator, supervising the operation of the market in the changing economic environment. Individual chapters presented here address this changing but nonetheless vital role that the state plays in managing the variety of modern socio-economic life in South Korea.
Hong Yung Lee is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at University of California, Berkeley.
Sunil Kim is Assistant Professor of International Studies at Kyung Hee University.
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