The North Korean System in the Post-Cold War Era

The North Korean System in the Post-Cold War Era

by Samuel S. Kim, Samuel S. Kim
     
 

Despite famine and economic catastrophe, the North Korean system has persisted in the face of predictions of collapse. This collection examines the North Korean state from political, economic, strategic, and legal perspectives to determine how this system has continued to survive in the post-Cold War era, what its current condition is, and what its future might be.

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Overview

Despite famine and economic catastrophe, the North Korean system has persisted in the face of predictions of collapse. This collection examines the North Korean state from political, economic, strategic, and legal perspectives to determine how this system has continued to survive in the post-Cold War era, what its current condition is, and what its future might be. The contributors, all leading scholars from the US and Korea, use the latest research available to paint the fullest picture yet of the North Korean state system in a time of great change on the Korean peninsula.

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Ten contributions from Kim (political science, Columbia U.) and other academics discuss the paradox of the survival of the North Korean system in the post-Cold War era. Drawing upon general systems theory, they analyze the structures, processes, and outcomes of the North Korean system. Topics addressed include new political leadership, women and the economy, the legal system, international law, and the future of the North Korean system. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312239749
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
07/13/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Samuel S. Kim is Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Senior Research Associate at the East Asian Institute, Columbia University.

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