This title was first published in 2001: Byung-ok Kil's thorough analysis deals with both the broad area of public policy and the specific topic of national security policy change in Korea. Using an historical comparative approach, he tests the relative importance of international and domestic developments as determinants of security policy change. Drawing extensively on carefully selected sources of quantitative and qualitative data including original documents and interviews, this engaging text is of theoretical, methodological and applied policy relevance to the academic community and of substantive interest to a broader audience of governmental officials in national security and related policy areas.
’…deserves to be read by everyone interested in the vital issue of security policy. This gives readers an insight into the history which helps us assess how states act as they do in international politics. For everyone who wants to know security policy and its change better in the Northeast Asian region, this book is an excellent place to start.’ President Yong-Sik Kang, Centre for Asia-Pacific Studies, Korea ’This is a complex, sophisticated study that blends detailed historical analysis with theoretical rigor and important substantive findings. This thorough study will be of interest not simply to students of Korean and East Asian security, but international relations in general.’ Steven W. Hook, Associate Professor of Political Science, Kent State University, Ohio, USA
Contents: Introduction; Security policy analysis: a theoretical guide; Research design: security dimensions and contextual determinants; From anti-communism to mutual antagonism; From defensive deterrence to governed interdependence; From Nordpolitik to globalization/sunshine; Conclusion: critical factors of security policy change; Bibliography.
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