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The political economy of networked mobility : The historical development of the Korean information infrastructure, 1995-2005

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  • The political economy of networked mobility
  • Lee, Kwang-Suk
  • The University of Texas


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Title The political economy of networked mobility
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The historical development of the Korean information infrastructure, 1995-2005

Material Type Articles
Author(English)

Lee, Kwang-Suk

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Austin:The University of Texas

Date 2008-08
Pages 287
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Economy < Economic System
Industry and Technology < IT
Holding The University of Texas

Abstract

This qualitative study describes and analyzes the contextual factors that have conditioned the Korean Information Infrastructure (KII) project implemented by the Korean government between 1995 and 2005. The theoretical framework undergirding this study is the political economy of networked mobility, which is given detail by the theory of globalization, state theory (especially, the developmental state theories concerning East Asia), and critical geographies. The theory of globalization aims at situating Korea’s information and technology growth within the universal structure of networked global viii capitalism, and revealing it as a desperate striving to enlist the local as an active part of the new global network; the developmental state theories that interpret the East Asian “economic miracle” seek to evaluate specific linkages of the state and capital for economic imperatives; (The rest omitted)