Arming the Two Koreas: State, Capital and Military Power (Politics in Asia)

Arming the Two Koreas: State, Capital and Military Power (Politics in Asia)

By: Taik-Young Hamm (author), Michael Leifer (author), Michael Leifer (foreword_author)Hardback

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North Korea has traditionally been seen as militarily superior to South Korea in the long feud between the two nations. This brilliantly argued book taps into a great deal of news interest in North Korea at the moment in the wake of recent hostility against Japan. Hamm controversially shows that the received idea of Koreas military strength is partly a myth created by South Korea to justify a huge programme of rearmament.

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Acknolwledgements List of tables List of appendices Introduction State and armament: Theory and hypotheses: Alternative modes of explanation, Poverty of raison d'etat doctrine:, Arms race and incrementalism, Armament, resources and state power, State and Armament in Perspective, Summary of hypotheses. On Military capabilities: Facts and methods of assessment: Understanding military capabilities, Bean counts and other numbers, Defense expenditures, Data and measurement Conflict and militarization on the Korean Peninsula: The Korean War period, Postwar buildups and consolidation, North Korean "self-reliant defense" in the 1960s, The Korean conflict 1966-1969, Conventional arms race in the 1970s, ROK superiority in the 1980s, DPRK siege and nuclear option int the 1990s Military balance and arms race between the two Koreas: DPRK defense expenditures revisited, Dynamics of the inter-Korean military balance, Conclusion: External factors of armament, Tables Resources, state power and armament: Estimating North Korea's GNP, Defense burden of the two Koreas, North Korea: From armed workers to working soldiers, South Korea: From coercion-intensive to capital-intensive state, Conclusion, Tables Conclusion Appendices Bibliography

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/06/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780415207928
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780415207928
  • weight: 566
  • ISBN10: 0415207924

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