North Korea and the Science of Provocation: Fifty Years of Conflict-Making
McFarland, 15 de jan de 2016 - 264 páginas
Why does North Korea routinely turn to provocation to achieve foreign policy goals? Are the actions of the volatile Kim regime predictable, based on logical responses to the conditions faced by North Korea? This book, an examination of the “Hermit Kingdom” over the past 50 years, explains why the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea uses hostility and coercion as instruments of foreign policy. Using three case studies and quantitative analysis of more than 2,000 conflict events, the author explores the relationship between North Korea’s societal conditions and its propensity for external conflict. These findings are considered in light of diversionary theory, the idea that leaders use external conflict to divert attention from domestic affairs. Analyzing the actions of an isolated state such as North Korea provides a template for conflict scholarship in general.
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LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - DoctorDebt - LibraryThing
Clear. Concise. Well-written. Dense. These are the four things that come to mind when describing Robert Daniel Wallace's "North Korea and the Science of Provocation." This book is not meant for the ... Ler resenha completa
LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - nmele - LibraryThing
This excellent book examines the structure of and likely factors causing North Korea's hostile foreign policy actions, from invective to nuclear weapons tests. Wallace has done a lot of research and ... Ler resenha completa
1 North Koreas Hostile Foreign Policy Actions 19481961 ...
2 Introduction and First Case North Korea Emerges
North Koreas Great Famine
4 Regime Succession and Case Comparisons
5 Hostile Foreign Policy Event Analysis
6 Comparisons and Conclusions