North Korean Review, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Spring 2014)

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About the Book

North Korean Review is the first academic journal in North America or Europe to focus exclusively on North Korea. The purpose of NKR is to provide readers with an improved understanding of the country’s complexities and the threat it presents to global stability.
International and interdisciplinary, NKR is a refereed journal published twice a year. Topics include culture, history, economics, business, religion, politics and international relations, among others.
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About the Author(s)

Yongho Kim is the director of the Yonsei Institute for North Korean Studies and a professor in the Political Science and International Studies Department at Yonsei University.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Yongho Kim
Format: softcover (7 x 10), back issue
Pages: 104
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2014
ISSN 1551-2789
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Editors’ Comments (Suk Hi Kim and Yongho Kim) 3


Command Without Control? Nuclear Crisis Instability on the Korean Peninsula (Andrew ­O’Neil) 7

Framing the Nuke: How News Media Among Countries in the ­Six-Party Talks Framed North Korea’s Nuclear Test (Mun-Young Chung, Justin R. Lessman and Meijing Fan) 22

Addressing North Korean Security Challenges Through Non-State-Centric International Economic Engagement (Brendan Howe and Jason Park) 39

Immunity to Resistance? ­State-Society Relations and Political Stability in North Korea in a Comparative Perspective (Balázs Szalontai and Changyong Choi) 55

The Hermit Kingdom Goes Online … Information Technology, Internet Use and Communication Policy in North Korea (Bernhard Seliger and Stefan Schmidt) 71


True Believers: Conversations with North Koreans (David P. Fields) 89

Call for Papers and Style Guide 103

Book Reviews & Awards

“has played a defining role in the field of North Korean studies…recommend[ed] that most academic and public libraries subscribe in order to provide relevant information about Northeast Asian peace and economic prosperity.”—Library Journal.