Inside the Red Box: North Korea's Post-totalitarian Politics

Inside the Red Box: North Korea's Post-totalitarian Politics

by Patrick McEachern


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231153225
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/21/2010
Series: Contemporary Asia in the World Series
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,105,969
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Patrick McEachern is a foreign service officer in Seoul supporting the Six Party Talks and a former North Korea analyst with the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research. His publications have appeared in Asian Survey, Journal of East Asian Studies, and Korea Yearbook.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
1. Introduction
2. Post-totalitarian Institutionalism
3. Historical Context
4. North Korea's Political Institutions
5. Institutional Jostling for Agenda Control, 1998–2001
6. Segmenting Policy and Issue Linkages, 2001–2006
7. Policy Reversals, 2006–2008
8. Conclusion

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Victor D. Cha

Inside the Red Box is a nuanced and meticulous study of the inner workings of North Korea's policy apparatus. It is a very useful addition to the literature, saying more about what happens inside the black box (or red box) beyond standard accounts and the personality cult of the Kim family.

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