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‘The world has been deceived’: environmental justice in the Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Karen Bell

in Achieving environmental justice: A cross-national analysis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447305941
eISBN:
9781447302933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305941.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The concept of environmental justice came relatively recently to the Republic of Korea (henceforth, South Korea), developing out of mainstream environmentalism, which began in the 1980s. Unlike ... More


Self-sufficiency, social assistance and the shaming of poverty in South Korea

Yongmie Nicola Jo and Robert Walker

in The shame of it: Global perspectives on anti-poverty policies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447308713
eISBN:
9781447312093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447308713.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses the policy context of South Korea, dating back to the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997, which provided the initial foundation for the birth of a substantial anti-poverty policy. ... More


South Korea after the 1997 economic crisis: a ‘paradigm shift’?

Eunna Lee-Gong (ed.)

in Social Policy in Challenging Times: Economic Crisis and Welfare Systems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428288
eISBN:
9781447305521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428288.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Economic crises increase demands on affected states' welfare systems, and also present opportunities to rethink welfare policy. The 1997 Asian Economic Crisis placed South Korea in this position and ... More


The endogenous dynamics of urban renewal and gentrification in Seoul

Seong-Kyu Ha

in Global gentrifications: Uneven development and displacement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447313472
eISBN:
9781447313502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313472.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the endogenous dynamics of urban renewal in Seoul, South Korea, and terms it ‘renewal-induced gentrification’. Seoul has been witnessing one of the world’s most aggressive ... More


Social policy and culture: the cases of Japan and South Korea

Nam K. Jo

in Social Policy Review 25: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312741
eISBN:
9781447312857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312741.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Nam K. Jo's chapter shifts the focus away from the economy towards the question of how important culture is in policymaking. More specifically, she brings a fresh pair of eyes to the familiar debate ... More


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