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Marching Orders: The Role of the Military in South Korea's Economic Miracle, 1961-1971 (Contributions in Economics and Economic History) ePub download

by Jon H Huer

  • Author: Jon H Huer
  • ISBN: 0313266484
  • ISBN13: 978-0313266485
  • ePub: 1767 kb | FB2: 1980 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Humanities
  • Publisher: Praeger (July 7, 1989)
  • Pages: 235
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Marching Orders: The Role of the Military in South Korea's Economic Miracle, 1961-1971 (Contributions in Economics and Economic History) ePub download

The military takeover of 1961 and the subsequent establishment of the Supreme Council for National Reconstruction (SCNR) were the turning points for this politically and economically bankrupt nation.

This modern day rags-to-riches story tells how one of the poorest nations. The military takeover of 1961 and the subsequent establishment of the Supreme Council for National Reconstruction (SCNR) were the turning points for this politically and economically bankrupt nation. These events led to the massive changes which are detailed in Parts Three and Four along with the & of the political sphere and the various aspects of economic & ' including the now-famous New Village Movement, a model of agricultural development for other emerging nations.

This modern day rags-to-riches story tells how one of the poorest nations in the world evolved into one of the most technologically advanced.

South Korea's economic takeoff in the 1960s triggered a scholarly debate over the causes behind its economic growth

South Korea's economic takeoff in the 1960s triggered a scholarly debate over the causes behind its economic growth.

Jon Huer received his P. in Sociology from UCLA in 1974 and is the author of a dozen books, including THE DEAD END (1977, which TIME Magazine's Lance Morrow called "an important and often brilliant book, and I admire it very much. ), THE WAGES OF SIN (1991), TENURE FOR SOCRATES (1990), THE GREAT ART HOAX (1992), THE FALLACIES OF SOCIAL SCIENCE.

But I will examine the economic growth of late-comer Korea from the . In short, EPB made two contributions to the economic growth of Korea; first.

But I will examine the economic growth of late-comer Korea from the latter’s viewpoint. The role of government, of course, was assessed as either neo-classical view which argued that it was the intervention to get the prices right, or developmental state view which argued for the intervention to get the prices wrong.

South Korea and Taiwan experienced the extremely rare type of high-level, sustained postwar economic .

South Korea and Taiwan experienced the extremely rare type of high-level, sustained postwar economic growth. While it has attracted the attention of many scholars who found out the identical pattern of economic developmentbetween South Korea and Taiwan by focusing on the similar structural conditions, relatively less attention has beengiven to the development mechanism South Korea and Taiwan employed to develop their economy

The years before 1961, by contrast, are dismissed as a time of stagnation, inflation, corruption, and dependence on foreign assistance

The Economic Planning Board was created in 1961 and became the nerve center of Park's plan to promote economic .

The Economic Planning Board was created in 1961 and became the nerve center of Park's plan to promote economic development. It was headed by a deputy prime minister and staffed by bureaucrats known for their high intellectual capability and educational background in business and economics.

This modern day rags-to-riches story tells how one of the poorest nations in the world evolved into one of the most technologically advanced. How did South Korea do it? The `miracle' that occurred in South Korea was produced, in essence, by military men, many of whom had undergone extensive managerial training in the United States in the preceding decade, who gave `marching orders' to a responsive populace. Marching Orders, a historically factual, yet fast-paced and dramatic `page turner,' chronicles, in five parts, the history and events that led to General Park Chung Hee's 1961 coup d'etat and the transformations in Korean society that followed it during the next decade. Part One surveys Korea prior to 1961--a deprived colony during the Japanese occupation, then a war-devastated, barely industrialized nation whose existence depended heavily on U.S. economic aid. Part Two analyzes the military establishment--a crucial factor in Korea's economic prosperity even today. The military takeover of 1961 and the subsequent establishment of the Supreme Council for National Reconstruction (SCNR) were the turning points for this politically and economically bankrupt nation. These events led to the massive changes which are detailed in Parts Three and Four along with the `rationalization' of the political sphere and the various aspects of economic `rationalization,' including the now-famous New Village Movement, a model of agricultural development for other emerging nations. In Part Five, the role and potential of the military in national development are explained and South Korea is presented as a success story. Indeed, Marching Orders could well serve as a `How To' book for emerging countries.

Highly readable, Marching Orders has been written for the generalist without sacrificing scholarship. It will also prove useful to specialists in sociology, political science, economics, and Southeast Asia; to entrepreneurs engaged in trade with South Korea; and to those interested in Third World Development. An excellent addition to the reading lists of courses in development, comparative history, and military-civil cooperation.

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