Politics in North and South Korea provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the political dynamics of the two Koreas. Giving equal weight to North and South Korea, the authors trace the history of political and economic development and international relations of the Korean peninsula, showing how South Korea became democratized and how Juche ideology has affected the establishment and operation of a totalitarian system in North Korea.
Written in a straightforward, jargon free manner, this textbookutilizes both historical-institutional approaches and quantitative evidence to analyse the political dimensions of a wide variety of issues including:
This textbook will be essential reading for students of Korean Politics and is also suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on East Asian Politics, Asian Studies, and International Relations.
1. Legacies of Japanese Colonial Rule and Korean War
2. South Korean Democratization
3. Political Conflicts and Democracy after Democratization
4. South Korean Economy
5. South Korean Diplomacy
6. North Korean Ideology and Politics
7. North Korean Economy
8. North Korean Nuclear Crises
9. North Korean Human Rights
10. Inter-Korean Relations and Reunification
Conclusion: Historical Legacies, Lingering Issues, and Future Prospects