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Rationalizing Korea"The Rise of the Modern State, 1894-1945"$
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Kyung Moon Hwang

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780520288317

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520288317.001.0001

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The Centrality of the Periphery

The Centrality of the Periphery

Developing the Provincial and Local State

(p.52) Two The Centrality of the Periphery
Rationalizing Korea

Kyung Moon Hwang

University of California Press

As chapter 1 did for the central state, chapter 2 analyzes the state’s institutional development in the provinces and localities, where the overwhelming majority of the population lived. It argues that the rationalizations of local administration, including greater attentiveness to local particularities and a dramatic expansion in the state’s presence, came to depend on the extension of fiscal and bureaucratic administration to the localities. The chapter focuses thematically on both the fiscal and personnel growth of local government and takes as case studies the growth of enforcement mechanisms, particularly the police, and the growth of the institutions of local autonomy. It also explores how both sets of entities were appropriated for mobilizational purposes beginning in the 1930s.

Keywords:   local administration, bureaucratic growth, social penetration, state finances, police, domination, autonomy, rural campaigns, agricultural production promotion

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