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North Korea and Northeast Asia
     

North Korea and Northeast Asia

by Samuel S. Kim (Editor), Tai Hwan Lee (Editor), Victor D. Cha (Contribution by), C S. Eliot Kang (Contribution by), Myonwoo Lee (Contribution by)
 

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North Korea's regime has managed to survive in the face of serious internal and external challenges. Kim (political science, Columbia U., US) and Lee (foreign policy and security studies, Sejong Institute, South Korea) present eight essays that address North Korea's system survival strategies in the context of these challenges from a variety of theoretical

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North Korea's regime has managed to survive in the face of serious internal and external challenges. Kim (political science, Columbia U., US) and Lee (foreign policy and security studies, Sejong Institute, South Korea) present eight essays that address North Korea's system survival strategies in the context of these challenges from a variety of theoretical perspectives, including assymetrical conflict theory, mercantile neorealism, and prospect theory. The papers are organized into three sections that explore the broad theoretical and practical aspects of North Korean-Northeast Asian relations (Japan, Russia, South Korea, and the United States are the Northeast Asian powers for the purposes of this discussion); the global, regional, and national forces that have shaped patterns of conflict and cooperation with the Northeast Asian powers, and the effects of the security and economic domains on system survival strategies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

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Choice
The volume is timely and richly detailed. It is well-written and contains a useful bibliography.
Journal Of Asian Studies
[A]n instructive and thorough overview of North Korea's 'system-maintaining survival strategies' and 'uncanny resilience'. . . . In particular, the major players of the political landscape in Northeast Asia are skillfully sketched.
CHOICE
The volume is timely and richly detailed. It is well-written and contains a useful bibliography.
Journal of Asian Studies
[A]n instructive and thorough overview of North Korea's 'system-maintaining survival strategies' and 'uncanny resilience'. . . . In particular, the major players of the political landscape in Northeast Asia are skillfully sketched.
Pacific Affairs
The articles in this book develop new perspectives on the North Korean nuclear and missile problems at a time when these issues have become global concerns. However, in addition to new perspectives, a willingness to analyze North Korea as it is seems necessary to overcome the current lack of understanding regarding this country.
School Of Oriental and African Studies
This is one of the best books to deal with current North Korean issues. It is to be recommended to all who are interested in this reclusive yet important country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742517103
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/15/2002
Series:
Asia in World Politics Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

Samuel S. Kim teaches in the Department of Political Science and is a senior research scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University. Tai Hwan Lee is director of the regional studies program and former director of foreign policy and security studies at the Sejong Institute, Seoul, Korea.

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