Race to the Swift

State and Finance in Korean Industrialization

Jung-en Woo

Columbia University Press

Race to the Swift

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Pub Date: November 1992

ISBN: 9780231071475

280 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $36.00£28.00

Race to the Swift

State and Finance in Korean Industrialization

Jung-en Woo

Columbia University Press

A comprehensive and original account of the rise of Korea's developmental state, Race to the Swift by Jung-en Woo argues that Korea's industrial growth is neither a miracle nor a cultural mystery, but the outcome of a previously misunderstood political economy.
Preface
Theoretical Considerations
Soldiers, Bankers, and the Zaibatsu in Colonial Korea: Prologue to the Future
A Method to His Madness: The Political Economy of Import-Substitution Industrialization in Rhee's Korea
In the East Asian Cauldron: Korea Takes Off
The Search for Autonomy: The Big Push
The Political Economy of Korea, Inc.: The State, Finance, and the Chaebol
Slouching Toward the Market: Financial Liberalization in the 1980s
Notes
Bibliography
Index

About the Author

Jung-En Woo is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. She has also taught at Colgate University and Columbia University. She graduated in history and English literature from Bowdoin College, and has master's degree in Latin American studies and a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.