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Revolutions from above: worker training as trasformismo in South Korea

Moore, P 2005, 'Revolutions from above: worker training as trasformismo in South Korea' , Capital and Class, 29 (2) , pp. 39-72.

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Abstract

While making very substantial changes to the population's working conditions, government strategies to foster economic development in South Korea have historically attempted to keep worker involvement, in terms of influence on the process, to a bare minimum. Applying the Gramscian concept of passive revolution, this article analyses governance mechanisms and production relations over a history of authoritarianism and up to the contemporary period of democratic reform. Trasformismo, which is a strategy of limited concessions, has been provided via vocational training for workers. Despite this attempt at inclusion, it is concluded that workers have not enjoyed full participation in negotiation for their welfare at any time in Korean history.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media > Communication, Cultural & Media Studies Research Centre
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: Capital and Class
Publisher: Conference of Socialist Economists (CSE)
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0309-8168
Depositing User: Users 47901 not found.
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2011 10:21
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:09
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/17617

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