North Korean Review, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Fall 2012)

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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: 128
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2012
ISSN 1551-2789
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

EDITORS’ COMMENTS (Semoon Chang and Suk Hi Kim)      3


Economic Cooperation Between the Two Koreas (Semoon Chang)      6

Future Tasks and Strategy for Inter-Korean Fisheries Cooperation (Seong-gul Hong and Sung-jun Park)      17

From Monolithic Totalitarian to Collective Authoritarian Leadership? Performance-Based Legitimacy and Power Transfer in North Korea (Rudiger Frank and Phillip H. Park)      32

Channeling Inter-Korean Aid to Targeted Groups: South Korean NGOs in the North Korean Food Crisis (Arnold H. Fang)      50

The Korean Peace Fund (Shepherd Iverson)      62

North Korea–China Relations: An Asymmetric Alliance (Sangit Sarita Dwivedi)      76

“Defector,” “Refugee,” or “Migrant”? North Korean Settlers in South Korea’s Changing Social Discourse Sung Kyung Kim)      94

The Six-Party Talks in the Post–Kim Jong-il Era: An Emergent Path toward a Northeast Asian Security Mechanism (Ki-Joon Hong)      111


Call for Papers and Style Guide      127

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.