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A most enterprising country: North Korea in the global economy

By: Hastings, Justin V.

1501706608 / 9781501706608
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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,' James 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 though 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.


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