Inside the Red Box : North Korea's Post-totalitarian Politics
By: McEachern, Patrick.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Contemporary Asia in the World: Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (559 p.).ISBN: 9780231526807.Subject(s): Kim, Cho?ng-il, 1942-2011 | Korea (North) -- Foreign relations | Korea (North) -- Politics and government -- 1994-Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Inside the Red Box : North Korea's Post-totalitarian PoliticsDDC classification: 951.9305/1 | 951.93051 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Half title; Series Page; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgments; 1: Introduction; Views of the Regime; Diverse Institutional Views; Toward a New Model; The Stakes; Road Map; 2: Post-totalitarian Institutionalism; Existing Models of North Korean Politics; The Emergence of Post-totalitarian Institutionalism; Post-totalitarian Politics; Research Design; 3: Historical Context; Foundations of the Founding; Kim Il Sung and Totalitarianism, 1956-1990; The Transition Period, 1991-1998; Post-totalitarian Institutionalism, 1998-Present
4: North Korea's Political InstitutionsThe Korean Workers' Party; The Korean People's Army; The Cabinet; The Security Apparatus; Supreme People's Assembly; Subnational Governments and the Judiciary; 5: Institutional Jostling for Agenda Control, 1998-2001; Taepodong-1 Launch; The Kumchang-ri Suspected Nuclear Facility; OPlan 5027; The Second Chollima March; Uncoordinated Institutions; Missile Negotiations and the Inter-Korean Summit; 6: Segmenting Policy and Issue Linkages, 2001-2006; Toward Economic Reform; Issue Linkages: Inter-Korean and U.S. Policy; Pyongyang Reacts to New U.S. Policy
Regime Change Short List Concern Closes RanksLinking and Delinking Issue Areas; End of the Agreed Framework and the Second Nuclear Crisis; Inter-Korean Relations: A Separate Track?; Nuclear Declarations; Diplomatic Impasse, Mutual Pressure; "The Atmosphere Has Improved"-for a Day; LWR Demands and Banco Delta Asia; Cross-Border Cooperation: The Only Game in Town; Bureaucratic Cracks on "Sanctions" and Missile Tests; Hitting Rock Bottom: The Nuclear Test; 7: Policy Reversals, 2006-2008; Return to Six-Party Talks; Cabinet Economic Reformer Replaced with Economic Reformer; Chris Hill in Pyongyang
Presidential Turnover in South KoreaRefocusing on the United States; Continuity Amid Change: The North Korean Economy; 8: Conclusion; North Korea's Post-totalitarian Institutionalism; An Evolved Polity; Decision Making; Importance of the Internal Mechanism; North Korea, Comparative Politics, and Downstream Consequences; North Korea's Future; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Traditional political models fail to account for North Korea's institutional politics, making the country's actions seem surprising or confusing when, in fact, they often conform to the regime's own logic. Drawing on recent primary materials, including North Korean speeches, commentaries, and articles, Patrick McEachern, a specialist on North Korean affairs, reveals how the state's political institutions debate policy and inform and execute strategic-level decisions.Many scholars dismiss Kim Jong-Il's regime as a ""one-man dictatorship"" and call him the ""last totalitarian lead
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