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  • Politics in North and South Korea

    Political Development, Economy, and Foreign Relations

    By Yangmo Ku, Inyeop Lee, Jongseok Woo

    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,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-14 
    Routledge

  • The Failure of Socialism in South Korea

    1945-2007

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-11-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Danger, Development and Legitimacy in East Asian Maritime Politics

    Securing the Seas, Securing the State

    By Christian Wirth

    Grounded in extensive empirical research, Danger, Development and Legitimacy in East Asian Maritime Politics addresses the major issues of geopolitics in the region that have been and will continue to shape the international politics of the Asia-Pacific for years to come. Covering the nation-states…

    Hardback – 2017-11-21 
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations

  • The Personalist Ethic and the Rise of Urban Korea

    By Yunshik Chang

    This book reviews South Korea’s experiences of kŭndaehwa (modernization), or catching up with the West, with a focus on three major historical projects, namely, expansion of new (Western) education, industrialization and democratization. The kŭndaehwa efforts that began in the last quarter of the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • The US Versus the North Korean Nuclear Threat

    Mitigating the Nuclear Security Dilemma

    By Er-Win Tan

    Although the current world order is still dominated by the US, there is increasing international concern over the possibility of regional security dilemmas arising from smaller powers’ attempts to develop Weapons of Mass Destruction. A study of US-North Korean interaction using the security dilemma…

    Paperback – 2017-11-04 
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • Political Participation in Asia

    Defining and Deploying Political Space

    Edited by Eva Louise Hansson, Meredith L. Weiss

    A combination of economic transformation, political transitions and changes in media have substantially, if incrementally, altered the terrain for political participation globally, particularly in Asia, home to several of the most dramatic such shifts over the past two decades. This book explores…

    Hardback – 2017-10-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • North Korea, 2009-2012

    A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

    By Ian Jeffries

    North Korea continues to be a country of great concern internationally, where future developments are uncertain, especially as a result of the succession to the leadership of Kim Jong-un following the death of Kim Jong-il. It is also a country which is relatively unknown and relatively little…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge
    Guides to Economic and Political Developments in Asia

  • Korea's Retirement Predicament

    The Ageing Tiger

    Edited by Thomas R. Klassen, Yunjeong Yang

    The distinguishing feature for many workers in South Korea is contractual – and often involuntary – retirement at a young age (mid-50s for most workers) followed by precarious and low-paying self-employment or contract work. In the past this practice, which is also found in other East Asian nations…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia

    Edited by Akihiro Ogawa

    The Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia is an interdisciplinary resource, covering one of the most dynamically expanding sectors in contemporary Asia. Originally a product of Western thinking, civil society represents a particular set of relationships between the state and either society or…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26
    Routledge

  • Politics and Leadership in North Korea

    The Guerilla Dynasty, 2nd Edition

    By Adrian Buzo

    Politics and Leadership in North Korea, now fully updated in this second edition, presents an accessible and comprehensive account of North Korea's political, economic and foreign policies since its creation in 1945. Moving away from media representations of North Korea as dangerously erratic and…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Democratization in East Asia

    Edited by Tun-jen Cheng, Yun-han Chu

    This handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics and prospects of democratization in East Asia. A team of leading experts in the field offers discussion at both the country and regional level, including analysis of democratic attitudes and movements in China, Japan, South Korea, and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-11
    Routledge

  • Public Administration and Policy in Korea

    Its Evolution and Challenges

    Edited by Keun Namkoong, Kyung-ho Cho, Sangmook Kim

    The present Korean public administration and policy system has shown very significant differences compared to the system in 1970s. This book provides a comprehensive and holistic view on the development of Korean public policy and administration. Instead of dichotomizing the policy and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

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