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Only shallow? Public support for development cooperation in South Korea

Title
Only shallow? Public support for development cooperation in South Korea
Authors
Kim H.N.Kalinowski T.
Ewha Authors
Thomas Kalinowski
SCOPUS Author ID
Thomas Kalinowskiscopus
Issue Date
2020
Journal Title
Asian International Studies Review
ISSN
1226-8240JCR Link
Citation
Asian International Studies Review vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 29 - 53
Keywords
Development cooperationMediaODAOfficial development assistancePublic communicationPublic opinionSouth Korea
Publisher
Ewha Womans University Graduate School of International Studies
Indexed
SCOPUS; KCI scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
This article examines the link between public support for and public knowledge about development cooperation in South Korea. Challenging previous research on established donor countries, we find that in Korea, there is a high level of public support for development cooperation but very little knowledge about it. We argue that this can be explained by three main factors. First, Korea recently transitioned from being a recipient of development aid to being a donor. Second, Korean development cooperation is conducted as a government-centred process with limited influence from civil society. Third, the dissemination of information on development cooperation is dominated by what we call “aid propaganda”, where aid is advertised primarily as a means of improving Korea’s national prestige, while the situation in the recipient countries of the Global South is largely ignored. © 2020 Ewha Womans University Graduate School of International Studies. All rights reserved.
DOI
10.16934/isr.21.2.202012.29
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