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Author Helgesen, Geir, author.

Title Dialogue with North Korea? : preconditions for talking human rights with a hermit kingdom / Geir Helgesen and Hatla Thelle.

Publication Info. Copenhagen : NIAS Press 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 137 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), map
Series Asia insights ; 4
Asia insights (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies) ; 4.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-130) and index.
Summary "There is hardly another country as isolated and with such a bleak image as North Korea. It is portrayed in the Western media as a Hermit Kingdom ruled by an outdated, communist dictatorship whose clandestine nuclear programmes alarm its neighbours and which uses dreadful labour camps to control a population wracked by famine. The regime's poor track record on human rights is stressed time and again by both Western governments and international organizations. Prospects look bleak for any improvement in relations let alone the start of a dialogue on human rights. Offering a rare, nuanced analysis of the North Korean situation, this short study argues that not only is a constructive and fruitful dialogue on human rights possible but also it is desirable for both parties."--Page 4 of cover.
Contents Introduction : preconditions for a constructive dialogue -- North Korea contextualized -- North Korea's interaction with the UN human rights regime, 2000-11 -- Lessons from the human rights dialogue with China -- Photo essay : everyday life in North Korea -- Visit to North Korea, October 2010 -- Conclusions and perspectives -- Epilogue : from unresolved stalemate towards sustainable development and change -- Appendix : time for North Korea and its international relations pertaining to human rights.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Human rights -- Korea (North)
Human rights -- International cooperation.
Korea (North) -- Foreign relations.
Korea (North) -- Politics and government -- 1994-2011.
Chronological Term 1994-2011
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Thelle, Hatla, author.
Other Form: Print version: Helgesen, Geir. Dialogue with North Korea? Copenhagen : NIAS Press, 2013 8776941264 9788776941260 (DLC) 2013400890 (OCoLC)818463399
ISBN 9788776946883 (electronic bk.)
8776946886 (electronic bk.)