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Crony Capitalism: Corruption and Development in South Korea and the Philippines
  • D. Kang
  • Political Science
  • 24 January 2002
List of figures List of tables Acknowledgements 1. The puzzle and the theory 2. Comparing Korea and the Philippines 3. Institutions: bureaucrats and rulers 4. Mutual Hostages in Korea 5. BandwagonExpand
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Bad Loans to Good Friends: Money Politics and the Developmental State in South Korea
  • D. Kang
  • Economics
  • International Organization
  • 1 February 2002
Why has the literature on Asian development not addressed the issue of money politics in South Korea? How can we reconcile the view of an efficient developmental state in South Korea before 1997 withExpand
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China Rising: Peace, Power, and Order in East Asia
List of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsPart I: The Puzzle and the Argument1. The Puzzle and China's Amazing Rise2. Power, Interests, and Identity in East Asian International Relations, 1300 to 19003.Expand
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Getting Asia Wrong: The Need for New Analytical Frameworks
  • D. Kang
  • Political Science
  • International Security
  • 16 June 2003
lations theory is inductively derived from the European experience of the past four centuries, during which Europe was the locus and generator of war, innovation, and wealth. According to KennethExpand
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East Asia Before the West: Five Centuries of Trade and Tribute
List of Illustrations and TablesPreface1. The Puzzle: War and Peace in East Asian History2. Ideas: Hierarchy, Status, and Hegemony3. States: The Confucian Society4. Diplomacy: The Tribute System5.Expand
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Hierarchy and Legitimacy in International Systems: The Tribute System in Early Modern East Asia
  • D. Kang
  • Political Science
  • 23 November 2010
The East Asian “tribute system” from 1368 to 1841 comprised an enduring, stable, and hierarchic system, with China clearly the hegemon, in which cultural achievement was as important as economic orExpand
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Transaction Costs and Crony Capitalism in East Asia
Why did corruption and cronyism impede growth in some Asian countries but not in others? Building upon theoretical advances in the fields of rent-seeking, transaction costs, and the new institutionalExpand
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International Relations Theory and the Second Korean War
Ever since the first Korean war in 1950, scholars and policymakers have been predicting a second one, started by an invasion from the North. Whether seen as arising from preventive, preemptive,Expand
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Institutions and growth in Korea and Taiwan: The bureaucracy
How do competent bureaucracies emerge in developing countries? We examine bureaucratic reform in Korea and Taiwan and argue that in both cases political leaders had an interest in reforming the civilExpand
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Testing Balance-of-Power Theory in World History
The balance of power is one of the most influential theoretical ideas in international relations, but it has not yet been tested systematically in international systems other than modern Europe andExpand
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