Witness to Transformation

Witness to Transformation : Refugee Insights into North Korea

By (author) Stephan Haggard , By (author) Marcus Noland


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Uses extensive surveys with North Korean refugees now living in China or South Korea, to provide extraordinary insight into the changing pathways to power, wealth, and status within North Korea. These testimonies provide an invaluable interpretation of the regime, its motivations and its capabilities, and assess the situation on the ground, examining the rise of inequality, corruption, and disaffection in the decade since the 1990s famine.

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 12.7mm | 249.47g
  • 20 Mar 2011
  • The Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Washington
  • English
  • graphs, charts, index
  • 0881324388
  • 9780881324389
  • 307,911

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Marcus Noland is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. His work encompasses a wide range of topics including the political economy of US trade policy and the Asian financial crisis. Noland is the author of Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid, and Reform (2007), Korea after Kim Jong-il (2004), Avoiding the Apocalypse: The Future of the Two Koreas (2000) - which won the 2000-01 Ohira Memorial Award, Pacific Basin Developing Countries: Prospects for the Future (1990); he is the coauthor of The Arab Economies in a Changing World (2007), a 2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title, and Industrial Policy in an Era of Globalization: Lessons From Asia (2003).

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