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Philip Cohen on "Public Sociology"

447 Robinson Hall A (English Department Conference Room)

Sociology and Anthropology
Robinson Hall A, 447
October 22, 2014, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

University of Maryland Sociology Professor Philip Cohen will be speaking to the SOAN Colloquium on "Public Sociology" on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:30-3:00pm in 447 Robinson Hall A (English Department Conference Room). All are invited to attend.

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Democracy & Crisis: Is Democratization to Blame for Economic Crisis in South Korea

Global Affairs
Johnson Center, 3rd Floor Meeting Room A
October 22, 2014, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

In 1997, the seemingly never-ending growth of the South Korean economy suddenly halted in the wake of a region-wide financial crisis. On various fronts, the economy has not fully recovered from the shock. What led to this crisis? Is democratization of South Korea (1987-1992) to blame? This presentation discusses how the economic liberalization born out of democratization, not democratization per se, made the economy extremely vulnerable to crises, whose effects linger.

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