North Korea and the Science of Provocation: Fifty Years of Conflict-Making

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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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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

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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

Conteúdo

Preface
1
Introduction
9
1 North Koreas Hostile Foreign Policy Actions 19481961 ...
19
2 Introduction and First Case North Korea Emerges
35
North Koreas Great Famine
72
4 Regime Succession and Case Comparisons
103
5 Hostile Foreign Policy Event Analysis
142
6 Comparisons and Conclusions
176
Appendix A Azars Event Categories
185
Appendix B Korean Conflict Dataset
187
Appendix C Map of the Korean Peninsula
195
Chapter Notes
197
Bibliography
205
Index
251
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Robert Daniel Wallace, Ph.D., has been a member of the U.S. Department of Defense for almost 30 years. This is his second book on North Korean conflict issues.

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