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The North Korean economy : between crisis & catastrophe

Author: Nick Eberstadt
Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ : Transaction Publishers, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Demonstrates that there is a grim coherence to North Korea's political economy, and a ruthless logic undergirding it - one that unreservedly subordinates economic welfare to augmentation of political  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Eberstadt, Nick, 1955-
North Korean economy.
New Brunswick, NJ : Transaction Publishers, 2009
(OCoLC)892048604
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Eberstadt
ISBN: 9781412810524 1412810523
OCLC Number: 286472730
Description: xvii, 329 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Reform, muddling through, or collapse? --
"Our own style of statistics": availability and reliability of official quantitative data --
International trade in capital goods, 1970-1995: indications from "mirror statistics" --
Interlocking crises in food, energy, and transport equipment: indications from "mirror statistics" --
Socioeconomic development in divided Korea: a tale of two "strategies" --
Prospects for inter-Korean economic cooperation in the "Sunshine" era --
Economic recovery in the DPRK: status and prospects --
If North Korea were really "reforming" how could we tell and what would we see? --
Economic implications of a "bold switchover" in the DPRK security policy --
North Korea's survival game: understanding the recent past, thinking about the future.
Responsibility: Nicholas Eberstadt.

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