Developmental Liberalism in South Korea: Formation, Degeneration, and Transnationalization by Chang Kyung-Sup English | PDF,EPUB | 2019 | 235 Pages | ISBN : 3030145751 | 3.37 MB
This book characterizes South Korea’s pre-neoliberal regime of social governance as developmental liberalism and analyzes the turbulent processes and complex outcomes of its neoliberal degeneration since the mid-1990s. Instead of repeating the politically charged critical view on South Korea’s failure in socially inclusionary and sustainable development, the author closely examines the systemic interfaces of the economic, political, and social constituents of its developmental transformation.
Political Participation in Iran from Khatami to the Green Movement by Paola Rivetti English | PDF | 2020 | 218 Pages | ISBN : 3030322009 | 2.41 MB
This book examines the unintended consequences of top-down reforms in Iran, analysing how the Iranian reformist governments (1997–2005) sought to utilise gradual reforms to control independent activism, and how citizens responded to such a disciplinary action. While the governments successfully ‘set the field’ of permitted political participation, part of the civil society that took shape was unexpectedly independent.