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In search of a new identity: revival of traditional politics and modernisation in Post-Kim II Sung North Korea

Mansourov, Alexandre Y


Since the disintegration of the communist camp the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has undergone a profound change in interpreting its raison d'etra in the world. Its leadership bly believes that it has a mission to carry forward by itself the 'yes' civilisation of communism abandoned by its former allies. This new sense of mission has sharpened the regime' s insecurity, leading it to explore a nuclear option and redouble its efforts to militarise. It also sparked domestic debate within...[Show more]

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Date published: 1995
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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