Description : The Existing Literature On Sanctions Consists Of Either Case Studies Which Deal With The Particular Issues Associated With The Selected States Or Articles Of The Journals Which Plead, Predominantly, The Case Of Sanction-Imposing States Or Newspaper Write-Ups And Editorial Comments Which Analyse The Current Situation. There Is No Book On Sanctions As Such. An Attempt Has Been Made In This Book To Cover Up All The Selective Aspects Of The Existing Literature On Sanctions. It Discusses Concepts, Issues, Dilemmas, Paradox, Theories, Perspectives Of Sender And Target States As Allies And As Adversaries, The Goals, The Objectives, The Quantum Of Success And Failure Or Effectiveness And Ineffectiveness. These Crucial Issue-Areas Of Sanctions Run In Fact, Like Common Thread, Through All The Following Chapters:(1) The Humanitarian Intervention: Sanction Fixation(2) Sanction Paradox(3) Theories Of Sanctions(4) South Korea And North Korea(5) Iran And Iraq(6) India And Pakistan(7) Un Sanction(8) ConclusionThus, The Book Takes The Comprehensive View Of Sanctions. And In This Respect, Out Of The Existing Literature Of Exclusive Nature, It Endeavours To Develop The Inclusive Dimension. As Such It Is Hoped That The Readers Shall Have All Aspects Of Sanctions In A Single Volume, Not Easily Available Elsewhere.
Description : This book analyses North Korea’s foreign policy towards the United States during the Kim Jong Il era. Throughout these years, North Korea sought but failed to normalise diplomatic relations with the United States. Making use of theories of bargaining and learning in International Relations, the book explains how the inability of the Kim Jong Il government to correctly understand domestic politics in Washington and developments in East Asian international relations contributed to this failure. As a result, Pyongyang accelerated development of nuclear weapons programme with the aim of strengthening its negotiating position with the US. However, towards the end of the Kim Jong Il government it became unclear whether North Korea is willing to reverse its nuclear programme in exchange for normal diplomatic relations with the United States. The book includes material from over 60 interviews with American, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian policy-makers and experts who have dealt with North Korea. It also analyses in detail Pyongyang’s official media articles published during the Kim Jong Il era. This work will be of great interest to students and scholars of US Foreign Policy, Korean Politics and International Relations alike.
Description : A broad view of the many current trends in South Korea's expanding trade and diplomatic relations with China, the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. It also assesses the potential impact of these developments on South Korea's relationship with North Korea.
Description : 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 dysfunctional, Adrian Buzo provides a thorough analysis of Kim Il Sung’s vision for the DPRK and demonstrates the consistency of the successive leaderships’ approach to politics, economics and international affairs. This second edition has been fully revised and takes into account all the important events of the last fifteen years in North Korea, such as: • endemic food shortages; • the steady growth of military emphasis in both politics and ideology; • the acquisition and continued development of nuclear capabilities; • the implementation and eventual failure of South Korea’s ‘sunshine policy’; • the growth of private enterprise and a consumer economy. As such, it will continue to be an essential resource for students of North Korea, East Asian Politics and International Politics.
Description : North Korea under the leadership of Kim Jong-il remains as unpredictable and mysterious as ever. This comprehensive study brings together leading scholars in the field to examine the country's current foreign policy under Kim Jong-il as well as its bilateral relations with the USA, China, Russia, Japan and South Korea.
Description : This book is designed to familiarise students with leading International Relations (IR) theories and their explanation of political events, phenomena, and processes which cross the territorial boundaries of the state. Thus, students will be exposed to the interplay between power, interest, ideas, identity, and resistance, in explaining continuity and change in international relations. Developed to provide students with the analytical tools and intellectual frameworks needed to understand the behaviour of different international actors in contemporary global affairs. This textbook responds to the challenges of a dynamic job market by assisting students to gain both thorough theoretical knowledge and training them to apply this knowledge to real world problems. In short, this textbook delivers: A comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the examination of national, regional and global trends in politics, economics and socio-cultural developments allowing students to understand: ¢ the practice and theory of contemporary international relations ¢ the politics, culture, history, and economies of different regions around the world ¢ the role played by international interactions, culture, and government in local, national, and global settings. Equipping students with the proficiency: ¢ to understand and interpret the dynamics, patterns, and issues of global affairs ¢ to know how to get more information about particular questions ¢ to evaluate that information independently and effectively. To these ends, the textbook provides a number of features that will appeal to students and avoids overwhelming students with chapters on topics which (in practice) are rarely on courses, while nonetheless providing a comprehensive overview of the field. Introduces students to the main debates, topics, and terms in the field and allows them to decide which they would like to focus on in their further studies.
Description : Following his 1978 publication of a translation of two other sections of the Tibetan Buddhist work completed in 1402 A.D., Alex Wayman (Sanscrit, Columbia U.) offers the section of the Lam rim chen mo that deals with the thought of enlightenment and the stages of instruction for budding bodhisattvas. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)