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by Ken E. Gause

Author: Ken E. Gause
Subcategory: Asia
Language: English
Publisher: Praeger; 1 edition (August 17, 2011)
Pages: 241 pages
Category: History
Rating: 4.9
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The book focuses on regime politics since 1994 In outlining the major events behind Kim Chong-il's assumption of power, Ken E. Gause illuminates the environment that shaped Chong-il's worldview and his concept of th. .

The book focuses on regime politics since 1994. Among other critical topics, the book examines the evolution of North Korean decision-making with regard to its internal and external affairs and how both are intermingled. In outlining the major events behind Kim Chong-il's assumption of power, Ken E. Gause illuminates the environment that shaped Chong-il's worldview and his concept of the regime and his role in it. The book focuses on regime politics since 1994.

In outlining the major events behind Kim Chong-il's assumption of power, Ken E. Gause illuminates the environment . The book focuses on regime politics since 1994

In outlining the major events behind Kim Chong-il's assumption of power, Ken E.

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incumbents were Kim Jong-il, Kim Ki-nam (Head of the Propaganda and Agitation Department), Choe . a b Gause 2013, pp. 41–42.

incumbents were Kim Jong-il, Kim Ki-nam (Head of the Propaganda and Agitation Department), Choe Tae-pok (Head of the International Department) and Hong Sok-syong (Head of the Finance and Planning Department).

Power, Politics, and Prospects for Change. North Korea is often in the news, regarded by many as a threat to the Asian region and, by extension, to the rest of the world. This incisive book probes the dynamics that inform the nation's domestic and foreign policies, examining key leadership institutions and personalities, as well as prospects for the next regime.

In that tradition, North Korea under Kim Chong-il features fascinating examples of how even the dullest state media publications can be mined for insights into backroom leadership struggles

In that tradition, North Korea under Kim Chong-il features fascinating examples of how even the dullest state media publications can be mined for insights into backroom leadership struggles. Many North Korean analysts who bring a Soviet lens naturally expect the sudden collapse of the DPRK. He avoids ideology and moralism and offers instead a hardheaded reconstruction of how North Korean politics seem to work in descriptive rather than normative terms. Gause illuminates the environment that shaped .

North Korea under Kim Chong-il: Power, Politics, and Prospects for Change delves deeply into what we know-and what we think we know-about the current North Korean system.

This much-needed study draws on fresh material and firsthand observation to provide an understanding of North Korea as it exists today.

• Includes original interviews conducted in Asia by the author

• Offers material drawn from a wide variety of sources, including the rich literature and analysis by Korean, Japanese, and Chinese scholars/analysts, much of which has not been translated into English

• Provides insights into the tradecraft and best practices of the Pyongyang watching community