North Korean Review, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring 2006)


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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)

Suk Hi Kim, a professor of international finance, is the coordinator of finance and international business at the University of Detroit Mercy. He is the editor of North Korean Review and the founding editor of Multinational Business Review. He lives in Plymouth, Michigan. Send editorial correspondence to Suk Kim, College of Business Administration, University of Detroit Mercy, 4001 W. McNichols Road, Detroit MI 48221, tel (313) 993-1264, fax (313) 993-1673, (Other correspondence to McFarland.)

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Suk Kim
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 120
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date:
pISBN: 1110020000021
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Death Sentence for North Korea’s Principle of Self-Reliance?     3

Market-Enhancing Governance on the Korean Peninsula: The Role of Credibility and Transitional Institutions     5
North Korea’s Foreign Trade: An Indicator of Political Dynamics     27
Developments and Prospects of the North Korean Economic Policies since 1990     3
The Effectiveness of Economic Sanctions: The Case of North Korea     50
North Korea’s Move to a Market Economy: Is Reunification with South Korea Necessary?     66
Between Peace and War: The Proliferation Security Initiative and North Korea     75
The North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004     80
The North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004: More Rhetoric or a New U.S. Policy Statement?     89
Getting Around Pyongyang’s Hard-Liners     99

Chronologies     103
North Korean Economic Data     113
Call for Papers     118

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.