What would happen if the maniacal tyranny in Pyongyang took over the vibrant democracy of South Korea? Today, there is a real possibility that the destitute North Korean regime will soon dominate its thriving southern neighbor, with help from the government in Seoul itself. More than any South Korean president before him, Moon Jae-in is intent on achieving Korean union, even if it's done on Pyongyang's terms. To that end, he has been making South Korea compatible with the totalitarian North, and distinctly less free. He is also removing defenses to infiltration and invasion and taking steps to end his country's only real guarantee of security, the alliance with the United States. If Moon's policy results in handing Kim Jong Un a "final victory" and South Korea falls to despotism, America will lose the anchor of its western defense perimeter, and the free world will be at risk. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (xiv, 205 pages) : illustrations Digital: text file; PDF.
Acknowledgments List of Illustrations Introduction: Contesting the Border
1. Imagined Border Crossers on Stage
2. Divided Screen, Divided Paths
3. Twice Crossing and the Price of Emotional Citizenship
4. Borders on Display: Museum Exhibitions
5. Nation and Nature Beyond the Borderland Notes Works Cited Index.
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The Korean demilitarized zone might be among the most heavily guarded places on earth, but it also provides passage for thousands of defectors, spies, political emissaries, war prisoners, activists, tourists, and others testing the limits of Korean division. This book focuses on a diverse selection of inter-Korean border crossers and the citizenship they acquire based on emotional affiliation rather than constitutional delineation. Using their physical bodies and emotions as optimal frontiers, these individuals resist the state's right to draw geopolitical borders and define their national identity. Drawing on sources that range from North Korean documentary films, museum exhibitions, and theater productions to protester perspectives and interviews with South Korean officials and activists, this volume recasts the history of Korean division and draws a much more nuanced portrait of the region's Cold War legacies. The book ultimately helps readers conceive of the DMZ as a dynamic summation of personalized experiences rather than as a fixed site of historical significance. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
South Korea in 2012 : domestic politics, the economy and social issues
North Korea in 2012 : domestic politics, the economy and social issues
Relations between the two Koreas in 2012
Foreign relations of the two Koreas in 2012
How to promote a free trade agreement : UK trade & investment and the EU-Korea FTA
Framing the globalisation debate in Korean higher education
The millenarian dimension of unification thought
Politics and environmental development : from imposition and transformation to conservation and mitigation in the DPRK
Between autonomy and influence? Multilateralism and North Korean foreign policy in the Six Party Talks
A propaganda model case study of ABC primetime 'North Korea : inside the shadows.'
Contains concise overview articles covering domestic developments and the economy in both South and North Korea as well as inter-Korean relations and foreign relations of the two Koreas in 2012. A detailed chronology complements these articles.
Book — 1 online resource (xvi, 272 pages .) Digital: text file; PDF.
Preface List of Abbreviations Note on Romanization and Citations Introduction
1. Political Activism, Discursive Power, and Norm Negotiation
2. Political Activism Under Yushin and the Kwangju Uprising, May 1980
3. From Kwangju to Democracy, 1980-1987
4. South Korea in Transition, 1987-1997
5. A New Era of Inter-Korean Relations, 1998-2007 Conclusion: Inter-Korean Relations from a South Korean Perspective Notes References Index.
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In South Korea, the contentious debate over relations with the North transcends traditional considerations of physical and economic security, and political activists play a critical role in shaping the discussion of these issues as they pursue the separate yet connected agendas of democracy, human rights, and unification. Providing international observers with a better understanding of policymakers' management of inter-Korean relations, Danielle L. Chubb traces the development of various policy disputes and perspectives from the 1970s through South Korea's democratic transition. Focusing on four case studies-the 1980 Kwangju uprising, the June 1987 uprising, the move toward democracy in the 1990s, and the decade of "progressive" government that began with the election of Kim Dae Jung in 1997-she tracks activists' complex views on reunification along with the rise and fall of more radical voices encouraging the adoption of a North Korean-style form of socialism. While these specific arguments have dissipated over the years, their vestiges can still be found in recent discussions over how to engage with North Korea and bring security and peace to the peninsula. Extending beyond the South Korean example, this examination shows how the historical trajectory of norms and beliefs can have a significant effect on a state's threat perception and security policy. It also reveals how political activists, in their role as discursive agents, play an important part in the creation of the norms and beliefs directing public debate over a state's approach to the ethical and practical demands of its foreign policy. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
In South Korea, debate over relations with the North is a contentious subject that transcends traditional considerations of physical and economic security. Political activists play a critical role in shaping the discourse as they pursue the separate yet connected agendas of democracy, human rights, and unification. Providing international observers with a better understanding of how South Korean policy makers manage inter-Korean relations, this volume traces the debate from the 1970s through South Korea's democratic transition. Focusing on four case studies -- the 1980 Kwangju uprising, the June 1987 uprising, the move toward democracy in the 1990s, and the decade of "progressive" government that began with the election of Kim Dae Jung in 1997 -- Danielle Chubb unravels South Korean activists' complex views on reunification, with the more radical voices promoting a North Korean-style form of socialism. While these arguments have dissipated over the years, traces remain in discussions over engaging with North Korea to bring security and peace to the peninsula. (source: Nielsen Book Data)