A New International Engagement Framework for North Korea?
Contending Perspectives

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This volume addresses:

  • the status and outlook for the North Korean political economy;
  • the likelihood of an official DPRK shift toward economic pragmatism, and the practical pitfalls any such move would encounter;
  • the record and lessons of economic liberalization in socialist and post-socialist economies and development assistance initiatives in such locales;
  • the identification and analysis of key sectors of the North Korean economy, whose revitalization might be abetted through outside efforts;
  • the prospects for an international mobilization of private and public capital in the service of North Korean economic reconstruction;
  • and the role that particular external stakeholders might be expected to play in such a venture.

Each of the chapters in this book addresses one aspect or another of the North Korea economic reform problematik; taken together, they present an indepth perspective on the issues that would have to be faced if the international community were to resolve to support the economic reform process in North Korea through comprehensive--but also selective--commitments and investments. [more...]

Co-editor Nicholas Eberstadt is the Henry Wendt Scholar in Political Economy at AEI.

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  • Nicholas Eberstadt, a political economist and a demographer by training, is also a senior adviser to the National Bureau of Asian Research, a member of the visiting committee at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a member of the Global Leadership Council at the World Economic Forum. He researches and writes extensively on economic development, foreign aid, global health, demographics, and poverty. He is the author of numerous monographs and articles on North and South Korea, East Asia, and countries of the former Soviet Union. His books range from The End of North Korea (AEI Press, 1999) to The Poverty of the Poverty Rate (AEI Press, 2008).

     

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