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Author Hassig, Ralph C.

Title The hidden people of North Korea : everyday life in the hermit kingdom / Ralph Hassig and Kongdan Oh.

Imprint Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2009.


Description xii, 300 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The illusion of unity : despite appearances, North Koreans are not all of one mind, united around their leader -- The life of the leader : given the opportunity, dictators dictate -- The economic system : command socialism does not work -- The economy of everyday life : most people find a way to make a living -- The information environment : propaganda is everywhere, but other news is creeping in -- Hidden thoughts : reality and ideology are in conflict -- The law, political class, and human rights : the law is made to protect the leader, and only he enjoys full human rights -- Defectors : sometimes running away is the best option -- The end comes slowly : for all its problems, the Kim regime appears to be stable.
Subject Kim, Ch┼Ćng-il, 1942- -- Influence.
Political culture -- Korea (North)
Korea (North) -- Social life and customs.
Korea (North) -- Social conditions.
Korea (North) -- Economic conditions.
Korea (North) -- Politics and government -- 1994-2011-
Added Author Oh, Kong Dan.
ISBN 9780742567184 (cloth : alk. paper)
0742567184 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780742567207 (electronic)
0742567206 (electronic)

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