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North Korea : the paranoid peninsula--a modern history

Author: Paul French
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed., rev. edView all editions and formats
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"This new edition of Paul French's acclaimed introduction to North Korea provides an up-to-the-minute overview of the politics, economics and history of the DPRK, with added chapters dealing with recent events. A new foreword examines why North Korea remains an issue in world politics and argues that an understanding of the country is more important now than ever. A new in-depth postscript offers analysis of recent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Mens collection
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
French, Paul, 1966-
North Korea.
London ; New York : Zed Books : New York : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)647095703
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul French
ISBN: 9781842779057 1842779052 9781842779040 1842779044
OCLC Number: 165958573
Description: xviii, 334 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Juche nation : beloved leaders, brilliant thoughts, power cuts and empty shelves --
A normal day in Pyongyang --
The Juche state : political theory in North Korea --
The revolutionary dynasty : leadership in North Korea --
The economics of North Korea : chollima, speed battles, collapse and famine --
Economics Pyongyang style : command and control --
The worst of times--food, famine and the arduous march --
The start of a sort of reform--change and regime survival --
The reality of reform : a case study of Sinuiju --
Diplomacy and military : foreign relations, nuclear crisis and self-defence --
Don't poke the snake : US-DPRK relations --
Nuclear ambitions revealed : bluster, brinkmanship or battle? --
Something different emerges : 'military first' --
Change, collapse and reunification --
One Korea : the dream of reunification --
How will the story end? --
Conclusion : the world's most dangerous tripwire.
Responsibility: Paul French.
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