The Resource The North Korean economy: : between crisis and catastrophe, Nicholas Eberstadt, (ebook)

The North Korean economy: : between crisis and catastrophe, Nicholas Eberstadt, (ebook)

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The North Korean economy: : between crisis and catastrophe
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The North Korean economy:
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between crisis and catastrophe
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Nicholas Eberstadt
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eng
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Viewed from afar, North Korea may appear bizarre, or positively irrational. But as Nicholas Eberstadt demonstrates in this meticulously researched volume, there is a grim coherence to North Korea's political economy, and a ruthless logic undergirding it--one that unreservedly subordinates economic welfare to augmentation of political power. Thus, paradoxically, even as official policies and practices consign the DPRK economy to a perilous realm between crisis and catastrophe, the country's leadership maintains unchallenged domestic control and has actually managed to increase its international influence. Through painstaking collection of hard-to-uncover data and careful analysis, Eberstadt provides a quantitative tableau of North Korea's terrible failure in its economic race against South Korea; its stubborn adherence to policies all but guaranteed to stifle growth and undermine economic performance; and the longstanding official effort to ignore, or mitigate, pressures for economic reform. Eberstadt is skeptical of optimistic accounts from South Korea and elsewhere suggesting that the North Korean leadership is interested in resolving the current nuclear impasse, and getting on with the business of reform and development. So long as Pyongyang's rulers entertain the ambition of reunifying the Korean peninsula on its own terms, Eberstadt argues, economic reforms worthy of the name will be subversive of state authority--and vigilantly resisted by Pyongyang's rulers. This authoritative volume has received widespread attention from Asian specialists, well as those concerned with nuclear proliferation and world peace, and international relations professionals in general
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Midwest
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1955-
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Eberstadt, Nick
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330.95193
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non fiction
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  • Economic indicators
  • Electronic books
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (North)
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adult
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The North Korean economy: : between crisis and catastrophe, Nicholas Eberstadt, (ebook)
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9781412809474
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11647802
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The North Korean economy: : between crisis and catastrophe, Nicholas Eberstadt, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781412809474
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11647802
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11647802
System control number
MWT11647802
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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