ASN 541

The aim of this course is to examine political structures, social and cultural dynamics of South Korean Society. The course focuses on both the social and cultural characteristics on which South Korean Economy is based and the economic substructure that contributes to the (re)constitution of South Korean culture and politics. In this respect, the roles of various economic and political agents, including the state, corporations, workers and consumers, in shaping the economic life in South Korean are examined. Besides, the close links between South Korean Economy and Politics to global political economic processes are discussed, arguing that the social and political economic transformation in South Korea is to be understood within the large picture of globalization.