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Book review: Dialogue with North Korea? Preconditions for talking human rights with a hermit kingdom

McCracken, Andrew (2013) Book review: Dialogue with North Korea? Preconditions for talking human rights with a hermit kingdom. LSE Review of Books (26 Jun 2013). Website.

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"Dialogue with North Korea? Preconditions for Talking Human Rights with a Hermit Kingdom." Geir Helgesen and Hatla Thelle. NIAS Press. March 2013. --- There is hardly another country as isolated and with such a bleak image as North Korea. Portrayed in the western media as a ‘hermit kingdom’ ruled by an outdated, communist dictatorship whose clandestine nuclear programmes alarm its neighbours, prospects look bleak for any improvement in relations let alone the start of a dialogue on human rights. Offering an informed analysis of the North Korean situation, this book argues that not only is a constructive and fruitful dialogue on human rights possible but it is also desirable for both parties. However, it is odd that a book which seeks to promote the discussion of human rights has nothing whatsoever to say about North Korea’s network of prison camps, writes Andrew McCracken.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
J Political Science > JZ International relations
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2013 15:34
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2020 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/54041

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