POL215Y1 Lecture Notes - North Korea, Civil Liberties, Authoritarianism

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18 Nov 2011
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It is a regime that has clamped down on the freedom of individuals: civil liberties, human rights, denial of freedoms, propaganda machine, tight control of information, economy that monitors activities of citizens. Cannot interview citizens: perhaps with time, north korea would be undermined through the. Democratization theory nk should have began its transition a long time ago. Economic crisis is a catalyst for political change and north korea is a poster child for economic crisis creates internal tension/important cause of change: democratlization theory has yet to benefit from negative cases-cases of non transition. The dprk sheds light on how totalitarian regimes are maintained: the country"s early efforts in 2002 to introduce market reforms, north korea seems to represent the last remnants of the cold war. They seem to be the tipping point for the next great conflict; especially. Taiwan strait: nuclear state shrouded in mystery.

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