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Non-Traditional Security Issues in North Korea$
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Kyung-Ae Park

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780824837396

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824837396.001.0001

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Toward the Enhancement of Non-Traditional Security in North Korea

Toward the Enhancement of Non-Traditional Security in North Korea

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(p.226) Chapter 10 Toward the Enhancement of Non-Traditional Security in North Korea
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Non-Traditional Security Issues in North Korea
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Brendan Howe

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824837396.003.0010

This concluding chapter challenges the traditional belief that diplomats should ignore the internal affairs of states in order to preserve international stability and posits that the lack of internal justice may actually increase international disorder. Regarding states as unitary rational actors—with the capacity to coerce the behavior of the other actors—misses alternative explanations for the behavior of statesmen, leads to the adoption of self-fulfilling worst-case-scenario planning, is inherently confrontational, and contributes to the likelihood of the emergence of a traditional security dilemma whereby an increase in one state’s military capabilities is automatically considered a threat to the security of its neighbors.

Keywords:   traditional belief, diplomats, internal justice, military capabilities, security dilemma

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