Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Can Green Sustain Growth?From the Religion to the Reality of Sustainable Prosperity$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

John Zysman and Mark Huberty

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804785259

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804785259.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM STANFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.stanford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Stanford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in SSO for personal use.date: 02 July 2022



From Authoritarian to Authoritative: The Path from Heavy Industry to Green Growth

(p.170) 10 Korea
Can Green Sustain Growth?

Irene Choi

Stanford University Press

The purpose of this chapter lies in outlining the key objectives of President Lee Myung-bak’s vision of green growth and some major challenges that need to be overcome. Ultimately, the Korean government intends to create a partnership with the advocates of “green” and the advocates of “growth” to promote more balanced and sustainable growth. Within the historical context of authoritarian leadership behind Korea’s Heavy and Chemical Industry drive during the 1960s, we note that the transition from authoritarian to authoritative governance also bears significance in how the green growth story rolls out. In this sense, Korea’s green growth story is unique in two aspects: one, it was a conscious effort by the Lee administration to initiate a “green” spiral; two, the multiple ambitious objectives pursued by the government—energy security, economic growth, and emissions reduction—are aligned to sustain the push for greener growth.

Keywords:   Korea, green growth, green spiral, authoritative, authoritarian, energy security, emissions reduction, government leadership, sustainable growth, President Lee Myung-bak

Stanford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.