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Arming the two Koreas : state, capital, and military power

Author: Taik-young Hamm
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
Series: Politics in Asia series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This brilliantly argued book taps into a great deal of news interest in North Korea at the moment in the wake of recent hostility against Japan.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Taik-young Hamm
ISBN: 0415207924 9780415207928
OCLC Number: 40193467
Description: xii, 243 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 2 State and armament: theory and hypotheses 12 --
Alternative modes of explanation 13 --
Poverty of raison d'etat doctrine: arms race and incrementalism 16 --
Armament, resources, and state power 23 --
State and armament in perspective: a Gramscian approach 29 --
Summary of hypotheses 36 --
3 On military capabilities: facts and methods of assessment 38 --
Understanding military capabilities 39 --
Bean counts and other numbers 43 --
Defence expenditure 51 --
Data and measurement 57 --
4 Conflict and militarisation on the Korean Peninsula 62 --
The Korean War period 62 --
Postwar buildups and consolidation 67 --
North Korean 'self-reliant defence' in the 1960s 71 --
The Korean conflict 1966-69 74 --
Conventional arms race in the 1970s 79 --
ROK superiority in the 1980s 82 --
DPRK siege and nuclear option in the 1990s 86 --
5 Military balance and arms race between the two Koreas 90 --
DPRK defence expenditures revisited 91 --
Dynamics of the inter-Korean military balance: comparing military capital stock 104 --
Conclusion: external factors of armament 115 --
6 Resources, state power, and armament 118 --
Estimating North Korea's GNP 119 --
Defence burden of the two Koreas 129 --
North Korea: from armed workers to working soldiers 137 --
South Korea: from coercion-intensive to capital-intensive state 146.
Series Title: Politics in Asia series.
Responsibility: Taik-young Hamm.
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"Military and security experts will find it useful and definitely worth reading.."-Andrei Lankov, "Korean Studies

 
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