[OPE-L] Marxist Perspectives on South Korea in the Global Economy

From: glevy@PRATT.EDU
Date: Thu Feb 15 2007 - 21:28:29 EST

Co-edited by OPE-Ler Seongjin. Other members who contributed included
Rieu and Paul Burkett. / In solidarity, Jerry


        Marxist Perspectives on South Korea in the Global Economy

        Martin Hart-Landsberg, Seongjin Jeong and Richard Westra
          Series: Alternative Voices in Contemporary Economics

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                        This volume brings together work by international
scholars to provide a unique analysis of the past,
present and possible future trajectory of Korea's
political economy from a distinctly Marxist

                        The volume differentiates the Marxian approach to
the political economy of Korean development from
the Keynesian, social democratic approach that
currently dominates the critical literature. In
doing so the volume provides a unique view of the
development of the South Korean Economy.


Preface and acknowledgements;

Introduction; Marxist perspectives on South Korea in the global economy,
Martin Hart-Landsberg, Seongjin Jeong and Richard Westra;

Part 1 Marxian Method and South Korean Capitalism: Introduction; Trend of
Marxian ratios in Korea: 1970-2003, Seongjin Jeong;

Estimating sectoral rates of surplus value: methodological issues, Rieu

State, market, and stages of capitalism in South Korean development,
Richard Westra.

Part 2 The South Korean Economy in Global Perspective: Introduction; China
and the dynamics of transnational capital accumulation, Martin
Hart-Landsberg and Paul Burkett;

Changing patterns of accumulation and realization in East Asia since the
1990s, Joseph Halevi and Peter Kriesler.

Part 3 The South Korean Economy in Historical Perspectives: Introduction;
Land reform and capitalist development in Korea, Sang-Hwan Jang;

A critical appraisal of economic achievements under the Park Chung Hee
system, Soohaeng Kim and Seung-Ho Park.

Part 4 The South Korean Economy into the Future: Introduction; The South
Korean economy: problems and prospects, Martin Hart-Landsberg;

When capital becomes society: the re-composition of capitalist work and
new labor activism in Korea, Dae-oup Chang;

Appendix: major political and economic events in Korea, 1945-2006;

English language references;
Korean language references;
Japanese language references;

                  'The state centered approach to East Asian development
made possible a decisive advance over neoclassical dogma
in interpreting Korea's high-speed growth, but could not
itself cope with Korea's great crisis and the enormous
changes it detonated. This volume shows how Marxist
theoretical perspectives on profitability, capital
accumulation, and class struggle can enable a more
all-encompassing historical account of Korea's
transformations, especially by analyzing government
policy and economic institutions in terms of political
conflict, the nature of workers' resistance, and Korea's
changing place in the global economy.'
                  Robert Brenner, Professor of History and Director of the
Center for Social Theory and Comparative History, UCLA,

                   About the Author/Editor
                  Martin Hart-Landsberg is Professor of Economics and
Director of the Political Economy Program at Lewis and
Clark College, Portland, Oregon, USA. He received his
PhD from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He is the
author of several books on the economy and politics of
Northeast Asia, and his articles have appeared in
numerous international peer-reviewed journals including
Critical Asian Studies, Journal of Contemporary Asia,
Review of Radical Political Economics, Against the
Current, and Historical Materialism.

                  Seongjin Jeong is Professor of Economics and former
Director of Institute for Social Sciences at Gyeongsang
National University, South Korea. He received his PhD
from Seoul National University and has written widely on
Marxism and the Korean economy. His work has appeared in
international peer-reviewed journals including Review of
Radical Political Economics and Rethinking Marxism. He
has also translated some major Marxist works into

                  Richard Westra is Assistant Professor of political
economy in the Division of International and Area
Studies, Pukyong National University, South Korea. He
received his PhD from Queen's University, Kingston,
Canada, and has previously taught at the Royal Military
College of Canada, the International Study Center, UK
and the College of the Bahamas, Nassau. His work has
appeared in numerous international peer-reviewed
journals including Capital & Class, Review of
International Political Economy, Journal of Contemporary
Asia and Review of Radical Political Economics.

                   Further Information
                  Affiliation: Martin Hart-Landsberg, Lewis and Clark
College, USA, Seongjin Jeong, Gyeongsang National
University, South Korea and Richard Westra, Pukyong
National University, South Korea
                  Illustrations: Includes 34 tables and 20 figures
                  ISBN: 0 7546 4816 8
                  Publication Date: 03/2007
                  Number of Pages: 286 pages
                  Binding: Hardback
                  Binding Options: Available in Hardback only
                  Book Size: 234 x 156 mm
                  British Library Reference: 330.9'5195
                  Library of Congress Reference: 2006031594
                  ISBN-13 978-0-7546-4816-1

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