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South Korea's Rise
South Korea's phenomenal rise has been studied extensively by political scientists and economists both in terms of its impact on democratisation and as a role model for economic development. Yet little attention has been devoted to exploring the nexus between economic development and foreign policy. In South Korea's Rise, Uk Heo and Terence Roehrig propose a new ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published April 2nd 2015 by Cambridge University Press
(first published June 30th 2014)
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The argument of the book is simple and straightforward; a country's economic development leads to its wider and more sophisticated foreign relations. Though commonsensible, the causal mechanism built in this thesis has not been much developed so far. Instead, starting from the authors such as Paul Kennedy and A.F.K Organski (or any classical realists of international relations thereof), economic prosperity of a country has long been assumed to somehow nurture its will to use it to further its ...more