Item description for Hungry For Peace: International Security, Humanitarian Assistance, And Social Change in North Korea by Hazel Smith...
This revealing and challenging study of the impact of famine on North Korea not only significantly enlarges our understanding of that hermetic country but also urges us to reassess how we deal with it. Drawing on impressive scholarship and extensive firsthand knowledge of humanitarian relief efforts in North Korea, Hazel Smith provides an eye-opening account of the famine that devastated the country in the 1990s and of the international rescue program that Pyongyang requested and received. Together, she explains, the famine and the humanitarian response have wrought subtle but profound changes in North Korea's economy, society, and security outlook. She makes a compelling argument that the regime has been prodded into accepting some international norms, allowed markets to develop, and has included some human security concerns alongside military-political interests in its negotiations with the West. The famine and its consequences, the author contends, have made North Korea much more "knowable" and predictable than most Western experts choose to believe. Treating North Korea as a rational actor, albeit one with an idiosyncratic mindset, will enhance long-term regional peace and cooperation; isolating and demonizing it will only perpetuate the anxieties that fuel Pyongyang's belligerence. Contents Preventing War and Forging Peace The Human Security Trade-OffGovernment Paralysis and Socioeconomic Reconstitution The Humanitarian Intervention The Nexus of Human, National, and International Security Interests Pursuing a New National Security Policy International Security, Human Security, and Humanitarian Assistance Intelligent Intervention: The Option for Peace and Security
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.1" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.7 lbs.
Release Date Jul 30, 2005
Publisher United States Institute of Peace Press
ISBN 1929223595 ISBN13 9781929223596
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More About Hazel Smith
Smith is Reader in International Relations at the University of Warwick.
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An impressive, scholarly, and in-depth study of the international relief efforts in North Korea Mar 15, 2006
Hungry For Peace: International Security, Humanitarian Assistance, And Social Change In North Korea by Hazel Smith (Professor of International Relations, University of Warwick, England) is an impressive, scholarly, and in- depth study of the international relief efforts in North Korea. With an informed and informative series of chapters ranging from "Preventing War and Forging Peace", to Humanitarian Assistance and Human Security", to "Intelligent Intervention for a Stable Peace", Professor Smith presents an eye-opening account of the direct association that she had with the North Korean peoples, particularly the famine that struck in the 1990's. Hungry For Peace is very strongly recommended for all non-specialist general readers with an interest in International Studies and 20th Century Korean History for the truly potent message it presents.