North Korean Review, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Fall 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), back issue
Pages: 106
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2006
ISSN 1551-2789
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Special Economic Zones as Survival Strategy of North Korea      3


Income, Wealth, and Political Power in North Korea     5

Facilitating Reform in North Korea: The Role of Regional Actors and NGOs     23

Should U.S. Economic Sanctions against North Korea Be Lifted?     36

Special Economic Zones as Survival Strategy of North Korea     47

An Increasing Inter-Korean Economic Integration: The Case of the Gaeseong Industrial Park      62

Nationalist Allegory in North Korea: The Revolutionary Opera Sea of Blood     75

Introduction to and Implications of Gaeseong Industrial Complex Project     88

Gaeseong Industrial Complex: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)     93

North Korea’s Military-First Policy: A Curse or a Blessing     100

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Culture and Communication      103


Call for Papers     104

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.