Contemporary North Korea: A guide to economic and political developments

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-18
  • Publisher: Routledge
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This book provides full details of contemporary economic and political developments in North Korea since late 2005. Key topics covered include: the succession; family visits; human rights; nuclear capability and intentions; recent initiatives in international relations, and relations with the United States; and adverse economic and social conditions.

Table of Contents

Introduction and key events
Historical background
The succession and other family matters
Human rights
Family exchanges and visits between North and South Korea
North and South Korea: political prisoners, kidnappings and refugees
Military aspects; size of the armed forces and number of nuclear weapons
The George W. Bush administration
US defectors
Ethnic Koreans in Japan
South Korea: key dates
A chronology of political developments since 16 November 2005
The economy
Economic reform
Private economic activity
Foreign direct investment (FDI)
Chinese investment in North Korea
The cost of reunification
Economic performance
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