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On Korea: Academic Paper Series 2012

Publication: April 2013

On Korea Volume 6 - Full Version

The papers in this volume address some of the key issues that impacted Korea in 2012 and some important trends that will influence future policies. In the first year following the death of Kim Jong-il, this volume contains four papers focused on North Korea, two specifically examining the political and…

Korean Americans and the 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections

The 2012 electi on saw the rising prominence of Korean Americans as an increasingly visible force in U.S. politi cs. This paper discusses key features of the Korean American vote, using data from the 2012 National Asian American Survey. First, of those who favored a presidenti al candidate, Korean Americans…

The Politics of Designing Agrarian Affairs In South Korea

This article outlines and analyzes the various factors that have shaped agriculture and rural life in South Korea. This paper first outlines the historical role of the government, farmers and the public in influencing and shaping agrarian life from 1961 to 1992. Second, it looks at the effects of deregulating…

Advancing Economic Freedom: Key To Ensuring South Korea's Greater Economic Future

Despite a considerable level of uncertainty caused by the global economic slowdown since late 2008, South Korea has outperformed many other advanced economies in terms of installing a path of solid economic recovery. Nevertheless, South Korea has confronted its own economic and political challenges as the country attempts to weather…

Keys to the Kimdom: North Korea's Economic Heritage and Prospects after Kim Jong-il's Death

What is North Korea? A threat. A headache. A problem. But not so often an economy. The DPRK is much discussed and fretted over, yet our attention tends to be partial and selective. In this, ironically, we mirror Pyongyang’s own self-distortions. Nowadays – unlike the past, as witness the book…