Contributions by: Nicholas Anderson, Charles Armstrong, Bradley Babson, Victor Cha, Bruce Cumings, Nicholas Eberstadt, Ken Gause, David Kang, Andrei Lankov, Woo Young Lee, Liu Ming, Haksoon Paik, Kyung-Ae Park, Terence Roehrig, Jungmin Seo, and Scott Snyder.
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About the Author
Table of ContentsPart I: North Korea’s Political System in the Transition Era
Chapter 1: The Role and Influence of Ideology
Chapter 2: The Role and Influence of the Party Apparatus
Chapter 3: The Role and Influence of the North Korean Military
Chapter 4: The Kims’ Three Bodies: Toward Understanding Dynastic Succession in North Korea
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?
Chapter 7: Future Strategies for Global Economic Integration
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
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
Chapter 11: Changes and Continuities in Inter-Korean Relations
Chapter 12: North Korea’s Relations with the United States and the Rest of the World
Part V: Conclusion
Chapter 13: North Korea in Transition: Evolution or Revolution?
Scott Snyder and Kyung-Ae Park
What People are Saying About This
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.
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.