Toward People-centered Development: A Reflection on the Korean Experience

Title
Toward People-centered Development: A Reflection on the Korean Experience
Authors
Park, Hun Joo
Keywords
South Korea; People-centered Development; Empowering State; Small Business; Developmental State; Globalization and Inequity
Issue Date
2006-12
Series/Report no.
KDI Working Paper Series;06-12
Abstract
By reflecting upon Korea’s state-led development, its socio-economic consequences, and its current reform efforts and trends, this article calls for reconstructing the state and redefining the identity of its political economy towards people-centered development. Crafting a democratic and empowering dirigisme and institutionalizing democratic values such as public trust and rule of law constitute the nation’s pressing task in its quest for a good society. However, dirigiste choice of growth over equity at an early stage of development process may not be easily reversible at a later stage. Dirigiste development and undemocratic governance create entrenched, self-sustaining interests and structures that no amount of reform politics as usual can touch.
URI
http://archives.kdischool.ac.kr/handle/11125/17087
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