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

By: Brazinsky, Gregg.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.New Cold War history: Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2007Description: 1 online resource (327 p.).ISBN: 9780807867792 (electronic bk.); 0807867799 (electronic bk.); 9781469604862 (electronic bk.); 1469604868 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Democracy -- Korea -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Foreign relations -- Korea | Korea -- Foreign relations -- United States | Korea (South) -- Politics and government | Korea (South) -- Economic conditionsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC 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: Brazinsky 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. He contends that a distinctive combination of American initiatives and Korean agency enabled South Korea's stunning transformation. Expanding the framework of traditional diplomatic history, Brazinsky examines not only state-to-state relations, but also the social and cultural interactions between Americans and South Koreans. He shows how Koreans adapted, resisted, and transformed American influence and promoted socioeconom.
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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.

Brazinsky 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. He contends that a distinctive combination of American initiatives and Korean agency enabled South Korea's stunning transformation. Expanding the framework of traditional diplomatic history, Brazinsky examines not only state-to-state relations, but also the social and cultural interactions between Americans and South Koreans. He shows how Koreans adapted, resisted, and transformed American influence and promoted socioeconom.

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