社会学研究室主催の公共社会学研究会のお知らせ 2007年6月19日


「グローバル化・民主主義と韓国福祉資本主義の転換」
Globalization, Democracy, and the Transformation of the Korean Welfare
Capitalism

報告者:チュン・ムグォンChung, Moo-Kwon 氏
延世大学教授(現在東京大学社会科学研究所客員教授)

日時:6月27日(水)18:30~20:30
場所:法文1号館 315教室

概要:
Korea has undergone significant changes in its economy, politics, and
social welfare since the democratization in the late 1980s and the
financial crisis in 1997. The Kim Dae Jung government implemented various
drastic reforms in the economy, labor relations, and social welfare in
order to manage the crisis. The current Roh Moo-hyun government is
radically opening and liberalizing the Korean economy toward a neo-liberal
model, while it is proposing a comprehensive pakage of the economic
strategy and social welfare program to meet the expected social
consequences in the face of opening market, economic polarization, and the
population ageing. At the same time, the Korean politics is also
dynamically changing, exposing serous institutional problems in
coordinating social conflicts in the various dimensions.
In a sene, Korea lies in a critical historical conjuncture in terms of the
transformation of its socio-economic model as well as politics. In other
words, Korea is searching for its model of the welfare capitalism in the
face of the new challenges. In this context, this paper will tentatively
and critically evaluate the current changes since the financial crisis and
the future prospects in the Korean welfare capitalism by focusing on
theoretical implications to the current debates over economic
globalization, democratization, and their impact on the changing role of
the state as well as welfare capitalism.