North Korea: The Politics of Regime Survival: The Politics of Regime Survival

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Routledge, Dec 18, 2014 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
Featuring contributions by some of the leading experts in Korean studies, this book examines the political content of Kim Jong-Il's regime maintenance, including both the domestic strategy for regime survival and North Korea's foreign relations with South Korea, Russia, China, Japan, and the United States. It considers how and why the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) became a "hermit kingdom" in the name of Juche (self-reliance) ideology, and the potential for the barriers of isolationism to endure. This up-to-date analysis of the DPRK's domestic and external policy linkages also includes a discussion of the ongoing North Korean nuclear standoff in the region.
 

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Contents

1 Staying Power of the Socialist Hermit Kingdom
3
Part I Domestic Politics and Political Economy
35
Part II The Politics of Foreign Relations
143
Part III Future Prospects
243
Bibliography
299
List of Contributors
309
Index
313
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