The Hermit Kingdom Goes Online

Information Technology, Internet Use and Communication Policy in North Korea



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About the Book

This study gives a comprehensive overview of the development of the Internet in North Korea, and discusses related applications, challenges and opportunities. It argues that North Korea can no longer ignore the Internet, neither as a chance to further its intentions, e.g., in cyber warfare, national self-representation and business, nor as a threat due to the greater availability of knowledge in the country. This McFarland E-Single originally appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of North Korean Review (ISSN 1551-2789). The first academic journal in North America or Europe to focus exclusively on North Korea, NKR is published twice each year. Subscriptions and back issues are available directly from McFarland.

About the Author(s)

Bernhard J. Seliger is the resident representative of the Hanns Seidel Foundation in Korea and the book review editor of North Korean Review.
Stefan Schmidt worked on a project regarding the Internet in North Korea at the Hanns-Seidel Foundation and returned to his studies at Eberhard-Karls University Tuebingen (Germany).

Bibliographic Details

Bernhard Seliger and Stefan Schmidt
Format: E-Single
Pages: 26
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliographies
Copyright Date: 2014
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1770-1