25 2월 [Article] Anxieties of an emerging donor: The Korean development experience and the politics of international development cooperation
[논문 안내] 아시아도시사회센터의 공동연구원인 제이미 듀셋 교수(맨체스터대학)는 “Environment and Planning C” 학술지에 “Anxieties of an emerging donor: The Korean development experience and the politics of international development cooperation”라는 제목으로 논문을 게재하였습니다.
This article examines recent knowledge sharing initiatives aimed at promoting South Korea’s development experience as a ‘development alternative’ and questions the coherence of the narratives being shared. Drawing upon an idea first put forward by Anna Tsing, I discuss how South Korea’s development cooperation initiatives occupy a zone of awkward engagement in which multiple meanings of its experience have proliferated and explore the anxieties that this engagement creates for practitioners. In particular, the article finds that practitioner anxiety is informed by a triple set of pressures for Korea to export an alternative development model, extend the overseas activities of domestic businesses, and entertain the ambitions of ruling political blocs. By focusing on questions of anxious engagement and the seemingly strategic ambiguity of knowledge sharing efforts it produces, the article highlights some of the limits and possibilities that shape the promotion of the Korean developmental state as an alternative development model for South–South cooperation and extends the emotional register of literature on emerging donors by questioning discursive claims that privilege empathy and reciprocity as drivers of development cooperation.
Doucette J. Anxieties of an emerging donor: The Korean development experience and the politics of international development cooperation. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. 2020;38(4):656-673. doi:10.1177/2399654420904082