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Economic crisis, the new window for the community? : Perspectives on housing policy in South Korea

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  • Economic crisis, the new window for the community?
  • Kyung, Shinwon
  • The University of Maryland Center for International Policy Exchanges


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Title Economic crisis, the new window for the community?
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Perspectives on housing policy in South Korea

Material Type Articles
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Kyung, Shinwon

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[College Park]:The University of Maryland Center for International Policy Exchanges

Date 2014-05
Pages 24
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Economy < Economic Conditions
Territorial Development < General
Holding Center for International Policy Exchanges

Abstract

Housing policy in South Korea has developed in significantly different ways to those which characterise Western countries. However, South Korea has undergone profound changes since the Asian economic crisis in 1997-8. Facing a crisis in all areas, social policy reform, including housing policy, was demanded both from within and outside the country. This transformation in South Korea resulted in not
only successful advances towards a welfare state but also great advocacy of involving people in policymaking, which made a new force for ‘convergence’ with the West. The South Korean government has demonstrated increasing interest in strategies to promote community involvement as a remedy for some of the previous failures of the system. This paper explores how the government in South Korea has
evolved the concept of community involvement in their housing policies and in what circumstances they have put it at the centre of their plans to deliver public services more effectively.