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The Resource Inside the red box : North Korea's post-totalitarian politics, Patrick McEachern

Inside the red box : North Korea's post-totalitarian politics, Patrick McEachern

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Inside the red box : North Korea's post-totalitarian politics
Title
Inside the red box
Title remainder
North Korea's post-totalitarian politics
Statement of responsibility
Patrick McEachern
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • North Korea's Institutional Politics defy traditional political models, making the country's actions seem surprising or confusing when, in fact, they often conform to the regime's own logic. Drawing on recent materials, such as 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-II's regime as a "one-man dictatorship," calling him the "last totalitarian leader," but McEachern identifies three major institutions that help maintain regime continuity: the cabinet, the military, and the party. These groups hold different institutional policy platforms and debate high-level policy options both before and after Kim and his senior leadership make their final call
  • This method of rule may challenge expectations, but North Korea does not follow a classically totalitarian, personalistic, or corporatist model. Rather than being monolithic, McEachern argues, the regime, emerging from the crises of the 1990's, rules differently today than it did under Kim's father, Kim II Sung. The son is less powerful and pits institutions against one another in a strategy of divide and rule. His leadership is fundamentally different: it is "post-totalitarian." Authority may be centralized, but power remains diffuse. McEachern maps this process in great detail, supplying vital perspective on North Korea's reactive policy choices, which continue to bewilder the West. --Book Jacket
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1980-
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McEachern, Patrick
Dewey number
951.9305/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS935.774
LC item number
.M44 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary Asia in the world
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  • Kim, Chŏng-il
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (North)
Label
Inside the red box : North Korea's post-totalitarian politics, Patrick McEachern
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 institutions. -- The Korean Workers' Party -- The Korean People's Army -- The cabinet -- The security apparatus -- Supreme People's Assembly -- Subnational governments and 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 ranks -- Linking 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 Korea -- Refocusing in 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 Korean, comparative politics, and downstream consequences -- North Korea's future
Control code
609872060
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 301 pages
Isbn
9780231526807
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2010017046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)609872060
Label
Inside the red box : North Korea's post-totalitarian politics, Patrick McEachern
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 institutions. -- The Korean Workers' Party -- The Korean People's Army -- The cabinet -- The security apparatus -- Supreme People's Assembly -- Subnational governments and 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 ranks -- Linking 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 Korea -- Refocusing in 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 Korean, comparative politics, and downstream consequences -- North Korea's future
Control code
609872060
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 301 pages
Isbn
9780231526807
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2010017046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)609872060

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