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The Resource A most enterprising country : North Korea in the global economy, Justin V. Hastings

A most enterprising country : North Korea in the global economy, Justin V. Hastings

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A most enterprising country : North Korea in the global economy
Title
A most enterprising country
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North Korea in the global economy
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Justin V. Hastings
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eng
Summary
North Korea has survived the end of the Cold War, massive famine, numerous regional crises, punishing sanctions, and international stigma. In A Most Enterprising Country, Justin V. Hastings explores the puzzle of how the most politically isolated state in the world nonetheless sustains itself in large part by international trade and integration into the global economy. The world's last Stalinist state is also one of the most enterprising, as Hastings shows through in-depth examinations of North Korea’s import and export efforts, with a particular focus on restaurants, the weapons trade, and drug trafficking. Tracing the development of trade networks inside and outside North Korea through the famine of the 1990s and the onset of sanctions in the mid-2000s, Hastings argues that the North Korean state and North Korean citizens have proved pragmatic and adaptable, exploiting market niches and making creative use of brokers and commercial methods to access the global economy. North Korean trade networks which include private citizens as well as the Kim family and high-ranking elites accept high levels of risk and have become experts at operating in the blurred zones between licit and illicit, state and nonstate, and formal and informal trade. This entrepreneurialism has allowed North Korea to survive; but it has also caused problems for foreign firms investing in the country, emboldens the North Korean state in its pursuit of nuclear weapons, and may continue to shape the economy in the future. --
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non fiction
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A most enterprising country : North Korea in the global economy, Justin V. Hastings
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Surviving the arduous march through enterprise -- State trading networks versus the world -- Entrepreneurialism, North Korea-style -- A terrible, horrible, no good, very bad investment environment
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19133340
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 216 pages
Isbn
9781501704901
Lccn
2016026646
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)951760773
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A most enterprising country : North Korea in the global economy, Justin V. Hastings
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Surviving the arduous march through enterprise -- State trading networks versus the world -- Entrepreneurialism, North Korea-style -- A terrible, horrible, no good, very bad investment environment
Control code
19133340
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 216 pages
Isbn
9781501704901
Lccn
2016026646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)951760773

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