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Eun Mee Kim - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

South Korea has gained economic development despite the obstacles it faced as a war-torn country with little natural resources and capital. Poverty, lack of democracy, as well as war and conflict were challenges the country faced in the early 1960s; issues not very different from what many...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Jiyoung Kim - Third World Quarterly, 2015

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid to Support Fragile States

Working Paper pdf This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Explaining the Rise of the Knowledge Dimension in the South Korean Aid Regime
Jisun Yi - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

This study aims to provide a neo-institutional explanation of why South Korea increasingly intends to share its developmental experience with the rest of the world. South Korea’s knowledge sharing projects are the leading example of expansionary and self-defining efforts of its aid...

Blog
Lawrence Haddad - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

In the run up to the announcement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) in September every development issue is clamouring for attention. The constituencies behind each issue run the risk of being accused of ‘bandwagoning’—linking their particular issue to the SDGs when...

Journal Article
Kevin Gray - The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile States

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Jiyoung Kim - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines the questions of why and how foreign assistance was utilized successfully in South Korea but less so in Ghana, with a focus on the role of aid in the process of state building and state transition in these two countries. Before the 1960s, South Korea and Ghana shared...

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Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

24 September 2013 Tony Addison As Helsinki moves into a crisp sunny autumn, Angle brings you news of two big UNU-WIDER events. ‘Egalitarian Principles: The Foundation for Sustainable Peace’ was the topic of the 17th WIDER annual lecture, given by former President of Finland and...

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Kevin Gray - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

The aim of this paper is to explain the divergent developmental outcomes between South Korea, Taiwan, and South Vietnam. Whilst US aid has correctly been cited as key factor in explaining the rapid post-war development of South Korea and Taiwan, the ultimate failure to establish strong institutions...

Book Chapter
– Lessons from the Experiences of South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam
Haider A. Khan - , 2013
Book Chapter
– Resident Koreans in Japan
David Rands - , 2012
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Alice H. Amsden - UNU-WIDER, 2010 - Helsinki, Finland

An elite derives its status from its relationship to property, whether physical or human capital. While stable property rights are necessary for everyday business, unstable property rights that result in major institutional changes (such as land reform) may have a positive impact on economic...

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– Resident Koreans in Japan
David Rands - UNU-WIDER, 2010 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper discusses the development of Korean communities in Japan from their origins in the late nineteenth century through their stabilization following the Second World War. Approaching the developing communities from a spatial perspective, the chapter compares Tokyo and Osaka and shows the...

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– Lessons from the Experiences of South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam
Haider A. Khan - UNU-WIDER, 2010 - Helsinki, Finland

This piece synthesizes the development strategies of Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam and draws some relevant lessons. Using a complex adaptive systems approach, strategic openness, a set of heterodox macroeconomic policies, creation of institutions for productive investment in both...

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– A ‘Capability-based View’
Keun Lee - UNU-WIDER, 2009 - Helsinki, Finland

There is some scepticism about Korea as role model of development as the Korean model involved a considerable degree of state activism, unacceptable in today’s global environment. This paper propose a ‘capability-based view’ of the country’s catch-up development, arguing...

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