[KS] Interested in Structural Reform Process in Korea?

Ilcheong Yi ilcheong.yi at st-antonys.oxford.ac.uk
Wed Jun 9 09:21:12 EDT 1999

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Members may be interested in the following seminar in Oxford. 

Oxford Korean Society Public Lecture Series (III)

Structural Reform and Democratic Consolidation
 in Korea


 Dr. Suk-Joon Kim
(Professor of Public Administration at Ewha Womans University, Seoul,
Korea. )

Friday 18 June, 1999
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Buttery, Hilda Besse Building, St. Antony's College,
 University of Oxford
Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF

This will be the valuable opportunity for students of politics,
international political economy and East Asian regional studies who have
an interest in the nature of financial crisis and Korea's response to
it.  Various issues of financial crisis, reform process and its impact
on democratic consolidation in Korea will be discussed in the seminar.  


Dr. Suk-Joon Kim is a Professor of Public Administration at Ewha Woman's
University in Korea. He was a member of the Presidential Commission on
Policy Planning of the incumbent president,  Kim Dae Joong(1996-1998)
and is currently a member of the Administrative Reform Council of the
Korean Government. 
Dr Kim has served as the President of  Research Committee, the Korean
Policy Studies Association; the President of Editorial Committee, the
Korean Association for Public Administration; the Vice-President of  the
Korean Political Economy Association. He is currently the President of
the Korean Association for Industrial Policy and International Trade
He also works for one of the most distinguished civic organisations in
Korea, Citizens' Coalition for Economic Justice as a vice president of
the Standing Steering Committee.   

He published various books and articles in English and Korean,
including: Visions and Strategies for the Reinventing Korean Government 
(1997); The State and Public Administration under the American Military
Government Rule (1996); The Presidents and State Policies in Korea
(1994); The State and Change (1994); The Korean Industrializing State
(1992); Crisis, Regime Change and Development (1991); The Role of the
State and Public Policy in the Development of the NICs (Ann Arbor,
Michigan, 1987)
He is currently working on various issues in the field of globalisation,
structural adjustment, state management, and democratic consolidation.
(You can read and retrieve his current works at www.mm.ewah.ac.kr/~ksj)

Summary :

The talk is concerned with the relationship among crisis, structural
adjustment, and democratic consolidation in Korea.  Firstly, it will
critically review the politico-economic nature of ongoing crisis.
Secondly, it will explore the relevance of four major reform programmes
concerning the chaebol (Korean giant conglomerates), financial system,
industrial relation, and public sector. Thirdly, it will examine their
impacts on democratic consolidation.  By demonstrating the inadequacies
of the present reform programmes, the speaker will argue that the Korean
government should focus on "the Korean Way" enabling Korea to strike a
balance between the market economy and the liberal democracy in the 21st

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OKS, ilcheong.yi at sant.ox.ac.uk
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