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Nation Building in South Korea : Koreans, Americans, and the Making of a Democracy

By: Brazinsky, Gregg A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2007Description: 1 online resource (327 p.).ISBN: 9780807867792.Subject(s): Democracy -- Korea -- History -- 20th century | Korea -- Foreign relations -- United States | Korea (South) -- Economic conditions | Korea (South) -- Politics and government | United States -- Foreign relations -- KoreaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Nation Building in South Korea : Koreans, Americans, and the Making of a DemocracyDDC classification: 327.7305195 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Security over Democracy; 2 Institution Building: Civil Society; 3 Institution Building: The Military; 4 Toward Developmental Autocracy; 5 Development over Democracy; 6 Engaging South Korean Intellectuals; 7 Molding South Korean Youth; 8 Toward Democracy; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: In this ambitious and innovative study Gregg Brazinsky examines American nation building in South Korea during the Cold War. Marshaling a vast array of new American and Korean sources, he explains why South Korea was one of the few postcolonial nations that achieved rapid economic development and democratization by the end of the twentieth century. Brazinsky contends that a distinctive combination of American initiatives and Korean agency enabled South Korea's stunning transformation. On one hand, Americans supported the emergence of a developmental autocracy that spurred economic growth in a
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Security over Democracy; 2 Institution Building: Civil Society; 3 Institution Building: The Military; 4 Toward Developmental Autocracy; 5 Development over Democracy; 6 Engaging South Korean Intellectuals; 7 Molding South Korean Youth; 8 Toward Democracy; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index

In this ambitious and innovative study Gregg Brazinsky examines American nation building in South Korea during the Cold War. Marshaling a vast array of new American and Korean sources, he explains why South Korea was one of the few postcolonial nations that achieved rapid economic development and democratization by the end of the twentieth century. Brazinsky contends that a distinctive combination of American initiatives and Korean agency enabled South Korea's stunning transformation. On one hand, Americans supported the emergence of a developmental autocracy that spurred economic growth in a

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