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South Korean engagement policies and North Korea : identities, norms and the sunshine policy /
by Son Key-young.
imprint
London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2006.
description
xv, 250 p.
ISBN
0415374383 (hardback : alk. paper)
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imprint
London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2006.
isbn
0415374383 (hardback : alk. paper)
contents note
PART I: Theorizing comprehensive engagement -- 1. The concepts of containment and engagement -- 2. Does comprehensive engagement exist in international politics? -- 3. The conceptual framework of comprehensive engagement -- PART II: Operationalizing comprehensive engagement -- 4. Hyundai projects and the Inter-Korean Summit: a by-product or a buy-out? -- 5. North Korea's nuclear ambitions: a bargaining chip or a bargaining goal?
catalogue key
5884511
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Son Key-young is a Lecturer in the School of East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield, UK
Reviews
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'Son's work is an excellent resource for scholars and students of Korea and, more broadly, for international relations students who not only want to understand the Korean Peninsula but to study issues of engagement and identity.'- Korean Studies Review
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
A theoretical analysis of the Sunshine Policy, which explores the heavily debated but still elusive, question of the Korean divide. The text deals with topical issues, such as the North Korean nuclear weapons crisis, anti-Americanism in South Korea, and the future of its military alliance with the United States.
Main Description
South Korean Engagement Policies and North Korea presents a fresh historical and theoretical exploration of the much debated question of the Korean divide by examining the impact of engagement on the separated Korean peninsula. The new dynamics and anomalies of inter-Korean rapprochement generated by President Kim Dae-jung's Sunshine Policy are scrutinized using a conceptual framework of comprehensive engagement and similar containment and engagement policies implemented after the end of the Cold War.
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Afresh historical and theoretical exploration of the much-debated, but still elusive, question of the Korean divide. In contrast to much of the literature on the divide, which deals with state-building on the two sides of the Demilitarized Zone, this book sheds light on the slow, but steady process of homogenization between the two estranged peoples, as accelerated after the end of the Cold War and especially after the inauguration of President Kim Dae-jung in 1998.Providing immense empirical detail as well as theoretical debate on the ideas in policy shaping in South Korea, the book presents a rich '¬~history of enemies' and covers issues including:- an overview of the structural shift and the rise and fall of identity groups in South Korea- history of 'enemy-making' and 'peace-building'- North Korea's external relations with the US, Japan and Europe- Hyundai's groundbreaking, cross-border tourism and other economic cooperation projects- the lingering nuclear weapons crises.By focusing on the question of identities, the book presents anew approach onone of the most important legacies of the Cold War and threat to peace in the contemporary world: the divided Korean peninsula. As such it fills a major gap in the literature, utilizing new theoretical and empirical frameworks to deal with the Korean division and its future implications in East Asia.
Back Cover Copy
A fresh historical and theoretical exploration of the much-debated, but still elusive, question of the Korean divide. In contrast to much of the literature on the divide, which deals with state-building on the two sides of the Demilitarized Zone, this book sheds light on the slow, but steady process of homogenization between the two estranged peoples, as accelerated after the end of the Cold War and especially after the inauguration of President Kim Dae-jung in 1998. Providing immense empirical detail as well as theoretical debate on the ideas in policy shaping in South Korea, the book presents a rich 'history of enemies' and covers issues including: an overview of the structural shift and the rise and fall of identity groups in South Korea history of 'enemy-making' and 'peace-building' North Korea's external relations with the US, Japan and Europe Hyundai's groundbreaking, cross-border tourism and other economic cooperation projects the lingering nuclear weapons crises. By focusing on the question of identities, the book presents a new approach on one of the most important legacies of the Cold War and threat to peace in the contemporary world: the divided Korean peninsula. As such it fills a major gap in the literature, utilizing new theoretical and empirical frameworks to deal with the Korean division and its future implications in East Asia.
Main Description
This work is a fresh historical and theoretical exploration of the much-debated, but still elusive, question of the Korean divide. In contrast to much of the literature on the divide, which deals with state-building on the two sides of the Demilitarized Zone, this text sheds light on the slow, but steady process of homogenization between the two estranged peoples, as accelerated after the end of the Cold War and especially after the inauguration of President Kim Dae-jung in 1998. Providing immense empirical detail as well as theoretical debate on the ideas in policy shaping in South Korea, the book presents a rich history of enemies and covers issues including: * Overview of the structural shift and the rise and fall of identity groups in South Korea * History of "enemy-making" and "peace-building" * North Korea's external relations with the US, Japan and Europe * Hyundai's groundbreaking, cross-border tourism and other economic cooperation projects * The lingering nuclear weaponscrises. By focusing on the question of identities, the book presents a fresh approach one of the most important legacies of the Cold War and threat to peace in the contemporary world: the divided Korean peninsula. As such it fills a major gap in the literature, utilizing new theoretical and empirical frameworks to deal with the Korean division and its future implications in East Asia.
Table of Contents
List of illustrationsp. xi
Preface and acknowledgementsp. xii
List of abbreviationsp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Theorizing comprehensive engagementp. 11
The concepts of containment and engagementp. 13
Containment and engagement during the Cold Warp. 14
Containment and engagement after the Cold Warp. 23
Conclusionp. 30
Does comprehensive engagement exist in international politics?p. 32
US-North Korea relationsp. 33
US-China relationsp. 35
US-Vietnam relationsp. 36
Inter-German relationsp. 39
The conceptual framework of comprehensive engagementp. 42
The three levels of comprehensive engagementp. 45
The goals of comprehensive engagementp. 66
The South Korean decisionmaking processp. 69
Operationalizing comprehensive engagementp. 79
Hyundai projects and the inter-Korean summit: a by-product or a buy-out?p. 81
Backgroundp. 83
Three levels of comprehensive engagementp. 85
Summaryp. 133
North Korea's nuclear ambitions: a bargaining chip or a bargaining goal?p. 133
Backgroundp. 140
Three levels of comprehensive engagementp. 149
Summaryp. 180
Conclusionp. 182
The South-North Joint Declaration (15 June 2000)p. 189
President Kim Dae-jung's Berlin Declaration (9 March 2000)p. 191
Notesp. 197
Bibliographyp. 212
Indexp. 241
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