Modernizing the North Korean System: Objectives, Method, and Application

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Six institutions in five countries that have key interests in North Korea1s future undertook a collaborative effort to determine ways in which the North Korean system could move toward modernization. The effort produced illustrative plans, a consensus plan, and a tool kit for constructing alternative plans for stimulating the modernization of the North Korean system.

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Overview

Six institutions in five countries that have key interests in North Korea1s future undertook a collaborative effort to determine ways in which the North Korean system could move toward modernization. The effort produced illustrative plans, a consensus plan, and a tool kit for constructing alternative plans for stimulating the modernization of the North Korean system.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780833044068
  • Publisher: RAND Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/21/2008
  • Pages: 124
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Charles Wolf, Jr. (Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University), founding Dean of the RAND Graduate School, is a senior economic adviser and corporate fellow in international economics at RAND and professor in the RAND Graduate School. From 1967 until June 1981, he was head of RAND's Economics Department, and thereafter was director of RAND research in international economics. Dr. Wolf is a Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a director of Capital Income Builder Fund, Inc. and Capital World Growth and Income Fund, Inc. He is a member of the advisory boards of the UCLA Management School's Center for International Business Education and Research, the Independent Institute, the journal Society, and the editorial board of the Korean Journal of Defense Analysis. Dr. Wolf has served with the Department of State, and has taught at Cornell, the University of California at Berkeley, UCLA, and Nuffield College, Oxford. He is the author or co-author of more than 150 journal articles and two dozen books including Markets or Governments: Choosing Between Imperfect Alternatives (MIT Press, 1993), Asian Economic Trends and Their Security Implications (RAND, 2000), China, the United States and the Global Economy, (RAND, 2001), and European Military Prospects, Economic Constraints, and the Rapid Reaction Force (RAND, 2001).

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Background and foreground 1

Ch. 2 Methodology 17

Ch. 3 Attributes of the system and instruments for its modernization 21

Ch. 4 Combining the instruments into operational plans 29

Ch. 5 A consensus plan 37

Ch. 6 Project results and conclusions 47

App Contributions from the five collaborating institutions other than RAND 51

References 97

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