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Vol 35-2 (August 2020):South Korea's Embrace of Good Donorship Norms: The Bureaucratic Process of Norm Translation(Seok Joon Kim & Daniel Connolly)

Abstract

How and when do international norms shape or fail to shape a state's behaviors? This paper examines how and why South Korea decided to accede to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in 2008. Specifically, we examine the political infighting that shaped the timing and implementation of the decision. Our study highlights what we term a “bureaucratic norm contestation process” whereby government agencies independently select norms to promote based on their organizational interests and engage in intragovernmental debates as they competitively attempt to sell their choice to decisionmakers. In the case of South Korea, this aggressive reinterpretation of norms, in conjunction with pushback by rival bureaucratic agencies, has contributed to two translations of the norm. The first translation was a discursive shift of the language of donorship away from a focus on humanitarian duty and towards status enhancement. The second translation occurred at the level of practice, as rival bureaucracies tried to implement their unique vision of Korea's success story. This study illustrates that norm diffusion is not a unidirectional flow of ideas from the center to the periphery of the international system but a process of contested coproduction that includes local actors.

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다음글 Vol 35-2 (August 2020):The Formation Process of Soviet Koreans' Transnational Identity as New Soviet Citizens from the 1920s to the 1930s(Mina Yang)
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