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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 34 new and published books in the subject of Korean Politics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Politics in North and South Korea

    Political Development, Economy, and Foreign Relations

    By Yangmo Ku, Inyeop Lee, Jongseok Woo

    Politics in North and South Korea provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the political dynamics of the two Koreas. Giving equal weight to North and South Korea, the authors trace the history of political and economic development and international relations of the Korean peninsula,...

    Published December 15th 2017 by Routledge

  2. The Personalist Ethic and the Rise of Urban Korea

    By Yunshik Chang

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    This book reviews South Korea’s experiences of kÅ­ndaehwa (modernization), or catching up with the West, with a focus on three major historical projects, namely, expansion of new (Western) education, industrialization and democratization. The kÅ­ndaehwa efforts that began in the last quarter of the...

    Published December 15th 2017 by Routledge

  3. The Failure of Socialism in South Korea

    1945-2007

    By Yunjong Kim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    Despite the fact that socialist parties have proved to be a major political force across the world, this has not been the case in Asian countries. Socialism in South Korea is a quintessential example of this failure. Despite the existence of a socialist party and what would seem to be the right...

    Published November 22nd 2017 by Routledge

  4. Danger, Development and Legitimacy in East Asian Maritime Politics

    Securing the Seas, Securing the State

    By Christian Wirth

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Grounded in extensive empirical research, Danger, Development and Legitimacy in East Asian Maritime Politics addresses the major issues of geopolitics in the region that have been and will continue to shape the international politics of the Asia-Pacific for years to come. Covering the nation-states...

    Published November 14th 2017 by Routledge

  5. The US Versus the North Korean Nuclear Threat

    Mitigating the Nuclear Security Dilemma

    By Er-Win Tan

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Although the current world order is still dominated by the US, there is increasing international concern over the possibility of regional security dilemmas arising from smaller powers’ attempts to develop Weapons of Mass Destruction. A study of US-North Korean interaction using the security dilemma...

    Published October 26th 2017 by Routledge

  6. Political Participation in Asia

    Defining and Deploying Political Space

    Edited by Eva Hansson, Meredith L. Weiss

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    A combination of economic transformation, political transitions and changes in media have substantially, if incrementally, altered the terrain for political participation globally, particularly in Asia, home to several of the most dramatic such shifts over the past two decades. This book explores...

    Published October 20th 2017 by Routledge

  7. North Korea, 2009-2012

    A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

    By Ian Jeffries

    Series: Guides to Economic and Political Developments in Asia

    North Korea continues to be a country of great concern internationally, where future developments are uncertain, especially as a result of the succession to the leadership of Kim Jong-un following the death of Kim Jong-il. It is also a country which is relatively unknown and relatively little...

    Published October 13th 2017 by Routledge

  8. Korea's Retirement Predicament

    The Ageing Tiger

    Edited by Thomas R. Klassen, Yunjeong Yang

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    The distinguishing feature for many workers in South Korea is contractual – and often involuntary – retirement at a young age (mid-50s for most workers) followed by precarious and low-paying self-employment or contract work. In the past this practice, which is also found in other East Asian nations...

    Published October 12th 2017 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia

    Edited by Akihiro Ogawa

    The Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia is an interdisciplinary resource, covering one of the most dynamically expanding sectors in contemporary Asia. Originally a product of Western thinking, civil society represents a particular set of relationships between the state and either society or...

    Published September 26th 2017 by Routledge

  10. Politics and Leadership in North Korea

    The Guerilla Dynasty, 2nd Edition

    By Adrian Buzo

    Politics and Leadership in North Korea, now fully updated in this second edition, presents an accessible and comprehensive account of North Korea's political, economic and foreign policies since its creation in 1945. Moving away from media representations of North Korea as dangerously erratic and...

    Published September 13th 2017 by Routledge