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  • The Authoritarian Public Sphere

    Legitimation and Autocratic Power in North Korea, Burma, and China

    By Alexander Dukalskis

    Authoritarian regimes craft and disseminate reasons, stories, and explanations for why they are entitled to rule. To shield those legitimating messages from criticism, authoritarian regimes also censor information that they find threatening. While committed opponents of the regime may be violently…

    Hardback – 2017-02-03 
    Routledge Studies on Comparative Asian Politics

  • Energy Security in Asia and Eurasia

    Edited by Mike M. Mochizuki, Deepa M. Ollapally

    Many states appear to have strong sentiment on energy security and energy transit vulnerability. Some analysts see the rapidly increasing demand for energy and competition for energy resources leading to nationalistic energy policies. Others argue that global trends with efficient energy markets…

    Hardback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Change and Continuity in North Korean Politics

    Edited by Adam Cathcart, Robert Winstanley-Chesters, Christopher K. Green

    In the years since the death of Kim Jong-il and the formal acknowledgement of Kim Jong-un as head of state, the North Korean regime has made a series of moves to further augment and consolidate the ideological foundations of Kimism and cement the young leader’s legitimacy. Historical narratives…

    Hardback – 2016-11-18 
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • The Making of Modern Korea

    3rd Edition

    By Adrian Buzo

    This fully updated third edition of The Making of Modern Korea provides a thorough, balanced and engaging history of Korea from 1876 to the present day. The text is unique in analysing domestic developments in the two Koreas in the wider context of regional and international affairs. Key features…

    Paperback – 2016-09-07
    Asia's Transformations

  • North Korea - US Relations under Kim Jong II

    The Quest for Normalization?

    By Ramon Pacheco Pardo

    This book analyses North Korea’s foreign policy towards the United States during the Kim Jong Il era. Throughout these years, North Korea sought but failed to normalise diplomatic relations with the United States. Making use of theories of bargaining and learning in International Relations, the…

    Paperback – 2016-06-01
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • East Asian Regionalism

    2nd Edition

    By Christopher M. Dent

    East Asia is one of the world's most dynamic and diverse regions and is also becoming an increasingly coherent region through the inter-play of various integrative economic, political and socio-cultural processes. Fully updated and revised throughout, this new edition explores the various ways in…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31

  • Negotiating with North Korea

    The Six Party Talks and the Nuclear Issue

    By Leszek Buszynski

    North Korea’s nuclear weapons program has provoked much apprehension in the international community in recent years. The Six Party Talks were convened in 2003 to prevent North Korea from developing nuclear weapons. They brought together the US, China, Russia, Japan as well as North and South Korea…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09
    Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

  • Democracy in Eastern Asia

    Issues, Problems and Challenges in a Region of Diversity

    Edited by Edmund S. K. Fung, Steven Drakeley

    With the ‘Asian Century’ now upon us, bringing with it many profound economic and political changes to the world order, it is very timely to assess the state of democracy in the Asian region. Focusing on Eastern Asia, this book provides such a review, highlighting lines of connections between the…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
    Politics in Asia

  • The Failure of Socialism in South Korea


    By Yunjong Kim

    Despite the fact that socialist parties have proved to be a major political force across the world, this has not been the case in Asian countries. Socialism in South Korea is a quintessential example of this failure. Despite the existence of a socialist party and what would seem to be the right…

    Hardback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Asia Struggles with Democracy

    Evidence from Indonesia, Korea and Thailand

    By Giovanna Maria Dora Dore

    Since 1974, when the current wave of democratisation began, the movement towards democracy in Asia has remained limited. Many countries in Asia, in fact, are not making a decisive move towards democracy, and find themselves struggling with the challenges of democratic consolidation and governance.…

    Hardback – 2015-07-22
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • North Korea, International Law and the Dual Crises

    Narrative and Constructive Engagement

    By Morse Tan

    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has a reputation as one of the worst human rights situations in the world. This book utilizes a unique international law perspective to examine the actions and inactions of North Korea with regard to international security and human rights. Adopting…

    Hardback – 2015-04-29

  • Leader Symbols and Personality Cult in North Korea

    The Leader State

    By Jae-Cheon Lim

    The legitimacy of the North Korean state is based solely on the leaders’ personal legitimacy, and is maintained by the indoctrination of people with leader symbols and the enactment of leadership cults in daily life. It can thus be dubbed a "leader state". The frequency of leader symbols and the…

    Hardback – 2015-03-31
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

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