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In "Bipolar Orders," Hyung Gu Lynn examines both North Korea and South Korea since the 1980's. While North Korea has experienced severe economic deterioration and increasing international isolation, South Korea has undergone democratization and witnessed the emergence of a vibrant consumer culture. Paradoxically, this growing gap in ideologies and material standards has led to improved relations between the two countries. Why has this counterintuitive development occurred? Is North Korea really a threat, and if so, to whom? .…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
In "Bipolar Orders," Hyung Gu Lynn examines both North Korea and South Korea since the 1980's. While North Korea has experienced severe economic deterioration and increasing international isolation, South Korea has undergone democratization and witnessed the emergence of a vibrant consumer culture. Paradoxically, this growing gap in ideologies and material standards has led to improved relations between the two countries. Why has this counterintuitive development occurred? Is North Korea really a threat, and if so, to whom? .
  • Produktdetails
  • Global History of the Present
  • Verlag: ZED BOOKS LTD
  • Seitenzahl: 210
  • Erscheinungstermin: November 2007
  • Deutsch, Englisch
  • Abmessung: 221mm x 147mm x 19mm
  • Gewicht: 395g
  • ISBN-13: 9781842777428
  • ISBN-10: 1842777424
  • Artikelnr.: 22761744
Autorenporträt
HYUNG GU LYNN is the AECL/KECPO Chair in Korean Research at the University of British Columbia. He has researched and taught at universities in Canada, the USA, South Korea, and Japan. His current research projects range from economic history to contemporary popular culture, plastic surgery to epistemology.