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Advocacy coalitions and the politics of welfare in Korea after the economic crisis

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  • Advocacy coalitions and the politics of welfare in Korea after the economic crisis
  • Kwon, Huck ju
  • United Nations Research Institute for Social Development


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Title Advocacy coalitions and the politics of welfare in Korea after the economic crisis
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Kwon, Huck ju

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[Geneva]:United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

Date 2002
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Policy & Politics:vol. 31(no. 1)
Pages 29
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Social Welfare
Holding United Nations Research Institute for Social Devel

Abstract

This paper seeks to explain the politics of social policy in Korea after the economic crisis of 1997/98, focusing the advocacy coalitions. It shows that the welfare idealists were able to succeed in introducing the Minimum Living Standard Guarantee (MLSG) by seizing a number of strategic points of decision making in Korea, explaining why Korea adopted active social policy initiatives beyond the functional requirements of the structural adjustment. The introduction of MLSG, which recognises the right of every citizen to a decent living, means that social protection has become an integral social policy goal in Korea.