High Capacity, Low Resilience: The ‘Developmental’ State and Military-Bureaucratic Authoritarianism in South Korea

  • Olli Hellmann
  • Published 2017


This article argues that high levels of state capacity are not a sufficient condition for consolidating autocratic rule. Rather, whether non-democratic rulers can harness the infrastructural power of the state to implement strategies of regime stabilization depends on three crucial factors: the state’s social embedding, the international context, and the… (More)


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