Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

1-2007

Abstract

This article explores the politics of urban growth in a transitional society. Korea, which is experiencing rapid industrialization, urbanization and democratic transition exemplifies a set of conditions that may seem to favor the emergence of an urban growth politics and business-led growth coalition much like that found in urban areas at the time of industrialization, and still prevalent in much of the US and other western democracies today. Yet our multilevel case analyses show that the transformations in Korea as a late industrializer, late democratizer and late adopter of urban policy have helped to consolidate more restricted policies toward urban growth than in the US or much of Europe. Multilevel analysis that highlights dynamics at global and national as well as local levels illuminates why the growth politics of a transitional society like Korea resembles as well as differs from that of older industrialized democracies.

Keywords

Korea, growth politics, growth machine, urban regime, growth coalition, developmental state, globalization, decentralization growth management, democratization

Discipline

Asian Studies | Comparative Politics | Urban Studies and Planning

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

International Journal of Urban and Regional Research

Volume

31

Issue

3

First Page

543

Last Page

560

ISSN

0309-1317

Identifier

10.1111/j.1468-2427.2007.00737.x

Publisher

Wiley

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2427.2007.00737.x

Share

COinS