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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
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Traditional political models fail to account for North Korea's institutional politics, making the country's actions seem surprising or confusing when, in fact, they often conform to the regime's own logic. Drawing on recent primary materials, including 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-Il's regime as a "one-man dictatorship" and call 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 1990s, rules differently today than it did under Kim's father, Kim Il 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
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1980-
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McEachern, Patrick
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary Asia in the world
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  • Kim, Chŏng-il
  • Kim, Chŏng-il
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (North)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Politics and government
  • 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
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Post-totalitarian institutionalism -- Historical context -- North Korea's political institutions -- Institutional jostling for agenda control, 1998-2001 -- Segmenting policy and issue linkages, 2001-2006 -- Policy reversals, 2006-2008
Control code
ocn695655090
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 301 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231526807
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/mcea15322
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttgrfdv
  • f4e401d1-f0ae-4522-a145-32c6dec0987a
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)695655090
Label
Inside the red box : North Korea's post-totalitarian politics, Patrick McEachern
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Post-totalitarian institutionalism -- Historical context -- North Korea's political institutions -- Institutional jostling for agenda control, 1998-2001 -- Segmenting policy and issue linkages, 2001-2006 -- Policy reversals, 2006-2008
Control code
ocn695655090
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 301 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231526807
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/mcea15322
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttgrfdv
  • f4e401d1-f0ae-4522-a145-32c6dec0987a
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)695655090

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