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Social sustainability in South Korea

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  • Social sustainability in South Korea
  • Suh, Moon-Gi
  • Seoul National University(Institute for Social Development and Policy Research, Center for Social Sciences)


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Title Social sustainability in South Korea
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Suh, Moon-Gi

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[Seoul]:Seoul National University(Institute for Social Development and Policy Research, Center for Social Sciences)

Date 2003-12
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Development and Society:vol. 32(no. 2)
Pages 22
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < General
Holding Seoul National University

Abstract

The East Asian crisis revealed tautologies, once again, on the key factors of development in both positive and negative sidelines. Analyzing the causal relationship between growth and quality of life, the current attempt to explore the developmental state towards sustainable development is shown to suffer from severe limitations: the Korean case addresses the disputed argument that the level of economic growth and the type of political regimes paradoxically influence quality of life processes. Combining both quantitative and qualitative methods, the analysis involves the testing and refining of some parameters and working hypotheses about the relationships among state, growth, and quality of life. What emerges from the study is that Korea’'s path to quality of life has been a dynamic process determined by historical contingencies, with some contradictions of subjective and objective dimensions, and a dialectical relationship between the state and civil society.