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2002a), 'Economic governance and poverty reduction in South Korea', unpublished paper

By Jeffrey Henderson, David Hulme, Richard Phillips, Eun Mee Kim, Jeffrey Henderson, Richard Phillips and Professor International


Development (DFID) via its Globalisation and Poverty Programme (Grant R7861). We are grateful to DFID and the Programme's Director, John Humphrey, for their support, Ha-Joon Chang for his advice and Ha-Won Shim, Seah Park for their assistance with the research. In this paper we examine the links between economic governance, viewed as the structure and practice of economic policy-making and management, and poverty elimination efforts. By examining the qualitative and historical links making up the economic governance-poverty nexus in South Korea, we extend the line of research broached by Evans and Rauch (1999) to consider the relation of Korea's capacities for economic governance to the incidence of poverty and inequality there. Based primarily on field interviews with past and present officials in the economic and social bureaucracy, as well as with relevant academics and civil society associations, this research finds that with democratisation, and particularly during the Kim Young Sam administration (1993-97), the growing flirtation with neo-liberal economics (fo

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