[KS] Monash Korean Studies seminar on Social governance

Alison Tokita Alison.Tokita at arts.Monash.edu.au
Fri Aug 26 02:04:58 EDT 2005


Monday, September 5th, 2005, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Japanese Studies Centre Auditorium

Building 54 (near bus loop)

Monash University Clayton Campus

Sharing power:  from state-centric to negotiated social governance

in South Korea

Professor KIM Hyuk-rae, Yonsei University, Seoul
Abstract:Recently NGOs have gone beyond non-profit provision of goods and
services to influencing the development of social governance institutions
and to becoming salient political actors in transitional politics. In this
paper, I will argue that the conventional centripetal state-centric
governance paradigm in which legislation and enforcementwere the
prerogatives exclusively of parties and politicians is being replaced by a
centrifugal social governance paradigm in which civil society and NGOs
actively negotiate with the state to participate in political reform as well
as in the realignment of power in South Korea.

KIM Hyuk-rae is a Professor of Korean Studies at Yonsei University's
Graduate School of International Studies, and holds a Ph.D. in Sociology
from University of Washington.  His expertise lies in economic/social
governance, civil society, and methodology.  His recent publications include
Mad Technology:  How East Asian Companies are Defending their Technological
Advantages, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005 (co-edited volume), Politics and
Markets in the Wake of the Asian Crisis, Routlege, 1999.  He has written
widely on social governance and the transition to civil society in South

He is visiting Australia to speak at the ANU conference on Civil Society,
Religion and Global Governance: Paradigms of Power and Persuasion.

Enquiries:  Younga.Cho at arts.monash.edu.au

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