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North Korea in transition : politics, economy, and society

Author: Kyung-Ae Park; Scott Snyder
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012.
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Following the death of Kim Jong Il, North Korea has entered a period of profound transformation laden with uncertainty. This authoritative book brings together the world's leading North Korea experts to analyze both the challenges and prospects the country is facing. Drawing on the contributors' expertise across a range of disciplines, the book examines North Korea's political, economic, social, and foreign policy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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North Korea in transition.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012
(DLC) 2012024453
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kyung-Ae Park; Scott Snyder
ISBN: 9781442218130 1442218134
OCLC Number: 820818736
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 312 pages)
Contents: Introduction / Scott Snyder and Kyung-Ae Park --
Part I: North Korea's political system in the transition era --
The role and influence of ideology / Charles Armstrong --
The role and influence of the party apparatus / Ken Gause --
The roles and influence of the military / Terence Roehrig --
The Kims' three bodies : toward understanding dynastic succession in North Korea / Bruce Cumings --
North Korea after Kim Jong Il / Victor Cha and Nicholas Anderson --
Part II: Prospects for the North Korean economy --
Western aid : the missing link for North Korea's economic revival? / Nicholas Eberstadt --
Future strategies for economic engagement with North Korea / Bradley Babson --
Part III: North Korean society and culture in transition --
Low-profile capitalism : the emergence of the new merchant/entrepreneurial class in post-famine North Korea / Andrei Lankov --
"Cultural pollution" from the South? / Woo Young Lee and Jungmin Seo --
Part IV: Foreign relations in the transition era --
Changes and continuities in Pyongyang's China policy / Liu Ming --
Changes and continuities in inter-Korean relations / Haksoon Paik --
North Korea's relations with the United States and the rest of the world / David Kang --
Part V. Conclusion --
North Korea in transition : evolution or revolution? / Scott Snyder and Kyung Ae Park.
Responsibility: edited by Kyung-Ae Park and Scott Snyder.

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Following the death of Kim Jong Il, North Korea has entered a period of profound transformation laden with uncertainty. This authoritative book brings together the world's leading North Korea experts to analyze both the challenges and prospects the country is facing. Drawing on the contributors' expertise across a range of disciplines, the book examines North Korea's political, economic, social, and foreign policy concerns. Comprehensive and deeply knowledgeable, their analysis is especially crucial given the power consolidation efforts of the new leadership underway in Pyongyang and the impli.

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