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Title:South Korean development cooperation in Africa: the legacy of a developmental state
Authors:Kalinowski, ThomasISNI
Park, Min Joung
Periodical:Africa Spectrum (ISSN 0002-0397)
Geographic terms:Mozambique
South Korea
Subjects:development cooperation
foreign investments
South-South relations
External link:https://journals.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/afsp/article/view/987/994
Abstract:This paper investigates how the legacy of the South Korean developmental state influences the way the country conducts its development cooperation (DC) policies. The authors argue that institutions of the developmental state remain instrumental in structuring South Korea's cooperation with the developing world. Two country case studies of South Korean DC and investment projects in Mozambique and Rwanda show that state initiative and a strong state-business partnership are defining elements of South Korean DC. At the same time, both cases show substantial differences when it comes to type of project, type of state-business partnership in the South Korean approach, degree of project ownership by the recipient country, and quality of governance in the recipient countries. Bibliogr., notes, sum. in English and German. [Journal abstract]