Larry L. Burmeister, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, S-205 ASCN, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546–0091, USA researches the role of agricultural co-operatives in Korean development, agricultural adjustment in East Asian economies and state/society relations in newly industrializing countries. Recent publications include Research, Realpolitik and Development in Korea: The State and the Green Revolution.
State, Industrialization and Agricultural Policy in Korea
Article first published online: 22 OCT 2008
© 1990 Institute of Social Studies
Development and Change
Volume 21, Issue 2, pages 197–223, April 1990
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Burmeister, L. L. (1990), State, Industrialization and Agricultural Policy in Korea. Development and Change, 21: 197–223. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-7660.1990.tb00375.x
- Issue published online: 22 OCT 2008
- Article first published online: 22 OCT 2008
Analyses of Korean (Republic of Korea) development point to the strong role of the state in directing the industrialization process. State intervention has also been pronounced in agriculture, as state agents have mobilized bureaucratic resources to direct agricultural production activities in support of the national development project through the creation of strategic agroindustrial linkages. The Korean green revolution campaign to achieve rice self-sufficiency is used to illustrate the state's role in fostering intersectoral linkages. Agriculture is brought back into the debate about Korean development.