North Korea in Transition: Politics, Economy, and Society

North Korea in Transition: Politics, Economy, and Society

by Kyung-Ae Park, Scott Snyder

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ISBN-13: 9781442218130
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/05/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 328
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kyung-Ae Park holds the Korea Foundation Chair at the Institute of Asian Research of the University of British Columbia. Scott Snyder is Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Table of Contents

Part I: North Korea’s Political System in the Transition Era
Chapter 1: The Role and Influence of Ideology
Charles Armstrong
Chapter 2: The Role and Influence of the Party Apparatus
Ken Gause
Chapter 3: The Role and Influence of the North Korean Military
Terence Roehrig
Chapter 4: The Kims’ Three Bodies: Toward Understanding Dynastic Succession in North Korea
Bruce Cumings
Chapter 5: North Korea after Kim Jong Il
Victor Cha and Nicholas Anderson
Part II: Prospects for the North Korean Economy
Chapter 6: Western Aid: The Missing Link for North Korea’s Economic Revival?
Nicholas Eberstadt
Chapter 7: Future Strategies for Global Economic Integration
Bradley Babson
Part III: North Korean Society and Culture in Transition
Chapter 8: Low-Profile Capitalism: The Emergence of the New Merchant/Entrepreneurial Class in Post-Famine North Korea
Andrei Lankov
Chapter 9: “Cultural Pollution” From the South?
Woo Young Lee and Jungmin Seo
Part IV: Foreign Relations in the Transition Era
Chapter 10: Changes and Continuities in Pyongyang’s China Policy
Liu Ming
Chapter 11: Changes and Continuities in Inter-Korean Relations
Haksoon Paik
Chapter 12: North Korea’s Relations with the United States and the Rest of the World
David Kang
Part V: Conclusion
Chapter 13: North Korea in Transition: Evolution or Revolution?
Scott Snyder and Kyung-Ae Park

What People are Saying About This

Gilbert Rozman

This book meets a pressing need for wide-ranging, timely coverage of North Korea. It offers diverse, sometimes clashing views, especially over the future of the regime. Many chapters cover areas neglected elsewhere, deepening the debate. Others offer strong opinions, trying to steer the debate. Sensibly, the concluding chapter by the two editors draws the arguments together, leaving the reader with a clear sense of the options that lie ahead.

Stephen Bosworth

An important work on the future of North Korea by an outstanding array of practitioners and academic experts. As the Pyongyang regime attempts to consolidate rule under the newest ‘Dear Leader,’ it will continue to defy simplistic analysis. This book is a great advance to understanding the enigma that is North Korea.

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