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North Korea : state of paranoia

Paul French author.

4th ed.. 2015

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  • Title:
    North Korea : state of paranoia
  • Author: Paul French author.
  • Description: Front Cover; Asian Arguments; About the Author; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Foreword: The Myth and the Reality of the State of Paranoia; Acknowledgements ; Abbreviations, Spellings and Figures; A Note on Spellings and Names; A Note on Figures; Introduction: The Paranoid Peninsula; Observers of Planet Pyongyang; Tentative Reform; The Problem of the Command Economy; North Korea: Paranoid Peninsula; Part I: The Juche Nation: Beloved Leaders, Brilliant Thoughts, Power Cuts and Empty Shelves ; 1: A Normal Day in Pyongyang ; Pyongyang: Capital of Our Revolution; A Roof Over Your Head
    Badges, Bicycles and FashionsLooking for the Rush Hour; Shopping; Work and School; Love, Marriage and Fun; Living in the Land of Perfect Bliss; 2: The Juche State: Political Theory in North Korea ; The Politics of Self-Reliance; A Creative Application of Marxism-Leninism; Selective Borrowings from Maoism; Confucianism: Tapping into Traditional Thinking; Underpinnings of Korean Nationalism and Traditionalism; The architects of Juche; 'Original, Brilliant and Revolutionary'?; The Contradictions of Self-Reliance; 3: The Revolutionary Dynasty: Leadership in North Korea
    Birth of a Personality CultFrom Guerrilla Leader to Leader of a Nation; Consolidation and Dominance; The Undisputed Great Leader; The Successor and Dear Leader; 'Expect No Change from Me'; Tiger Father, Dog Son; The Lodestar of the Twenty-First Century; Part II: The Economics of North Korea: Chollima, Speed Battles, Collapse and Famine ; 4: Economics Pyongyang Style: Command and Control ; The Possibility of Perestroika, the Impossibility of Glasnost; The Chollima Spirit; The Great Leap Outward; The Impregnable Fortress of Socialism; The Industrial Crown Jewels; The Lack of Investment
    The Doublethink on Foreign TradeFrom Subsidy Junkie to Ailing Economy; Palaces Galore But No Socks; The Economy Shows Its Cracks; The Arduous March Begins; The Energy Crisis: Grinding to a Halt; The Two-Track Survival Economy; The DPRK as an Aid Economy; The Command Economy Remains Firmly in Place; 5: The Worst of Times: Food, Famine and the Arduous March ; From Riches to Rags; The Collective Agricultural Disaster; 'Slow Motion Famine'; Attempts to Resolve the Agricultural Crisis; Dying in Silence; Solving the Shortages; The End of the Arduous March
    6: The Start of a Sort of Reform: Change and Regime Survival Open Windows Attract Flies; Perestroika à la Pyongyang; Wages and Pricing Reforms; Jettisoning the Ration; The Role of Farmers' Markets; Reaching Under the Mattress; Chinese and Russian Reform Precedents; Pyongyang's Twilight Economy; A Fishing Rod of Temptation; Reform or Die; 7: The Reality of Reform: a Case Study of Sinuiju ; Caged Investment; Sinuiju is Announced; The Orchid Grower Comes to Town; Greenhouses from Shenyang to Pyongyang; What Kind of Zone was Sinuiju to Be?; The Departure of the Orchid Grower
    Sinuiju's Confusing Message
    A gripping and provocative account of one of the world's most secretive countries.
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publisher: London, England : Zed Books
  • Format: 1 online resource (490 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-78360-718-1;ISBN 1-78360-683-5
  • Subjects: Korea (North) -- History; Korea (North) -- Politics and government; Korea (North) -- Social conditions; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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