The Possibility of Peace in the Korean Peninsula
Preparing, Building, and Guaranteeing Inter-Korean Peace

AUTHOR : Hyug Baeg Im
ISBN : 9788952119018
PUBLISHER : 서울대학교출판문화원
PUBLICATION DATE : June 29 ,2017,
SPINE SIZE : 0.10 inches
PAGES : 348
SIZE : 5.10 * 8.9 inches
WEIGHT : 1.5 pounds
PRICE : $68.95
This book will address the problems in conflict resolution and peace-building in the Korean Peninsula. Peace building in the Korean Peninsula has been exceptionally difficult because concerned actors could not found feasible solutions to the complex problems surrounding conflict prevention, conflict resolution and peace building in the Korean Peninsula such as the North Korean nuclear issues, inter-Korean confrontation, and the rising competition of hegemony in East Asia between the US and China.

Hyug Baeg Im

The author, Hyug Baeg Im is a Professor Emeritus at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Korea University. He received B.A. in political science from Seoul National University, M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago. He served as an Executive Council Member, International Political Science Associations (IPSA, 2007-2012). He was the Dean at the Graduate School of Policy Studies, the Director of Institute for Peace Studies, and the Director of BK 21 Research and Education Corp. at Korea University. He had served as a presidential adviser of the president Kim Dae Jung, Roh Moo Hyun and Lee Myung Bak. He had advised for Ministry of National Unification and that of National Defense, ROK and National Assembly Research Service. He taught at Georgetown University (1995-1996), Duke University (1997), Stanford University (2002-2003) and conducted researches at National Endowment for Democracy (1995-1996) and USKI, Johns Hopkins University SAIS (2012-2013), and Asia Center, Seoul National University (2014-2015). He received the Order of Service Merit from ROK Government, the Best Academic Award 2010 from Korean Political Science Association, and the Best Academic Award 2015 from National Academy of Science, ROK.
His major publications since 2000 include: Mongering North Korean Democracy for Inter-Korean Peace co-authored with Jae Ku (2015); “Crony Capitalism in South Korea, Thailand, and Taiwan,” Journal of East Asian Studies(2001); “Faltering Democratic Consolidation in South Korea,” Democratization (2004); “The US role in Korean Democracy and Security since Cold War Era,” International Relations of the Asia-Pacific (2006); “Inter-Korean Relations and Cross-Strait Relations through the Regional Integration Theories,” Asian Survey(2011); “Better Democracy, Better Economic Growth?” International Political Science Review (2011); Democratic Development and Authoritarian Development Compared,” S. Hua and R. Hu (eds.), East Asian Development Model (2015). “South Korean Democratic Consolidation in Comparative Perspective,” L. and BK Kim (eds.), Consolidating Democracy in South Korea (2000); “Christian Churches and Democratization in South Korea,” TJ Cheng and D. Brown (eds.), Religious Organizations and Democracy in Contemporary Asia (2004); “Development and Change in Korean Democracy since the Democratic Transition in 1987 ,” Y. Chu and S. Wong (eds.), East Asia's New Democracies (2010); “The Origins of Yushin,” BK Kim and E. Vogel (eds.), The Park Chung Hee Era (2011); “The Two Turnovers in South Korea and Taiwan,” Democracy in East Asia (2013); “Political Response To Economic Crisis in 1997 and 2008 South Korea,” H. Magara (ed.), Economic Crisis and Policy Regimes (2014);“Social Welfare, Globalization and Democracy in South Korea,”H. Lim, W. Schäfer, and S. Hwang (eds.), Global Challenges in Asia (2014), “Exceptional Difficulties of Peace Building in Korean Peninsula” Viennese Contributions to Korean Studies (201


1. Prologue: From Pessimistic Exceptionalism to Intended Possibilism

PART I. Theory
2. Theoretical Discussion: Possibilism and Analytical Eclecticism
3. Contending Approaches to Resolving Inter-Korean Conflict and Crafting Peace

PART II. Obstacles to Peace in the Korean Peninsula
4. The Myth of Collapsism
5. Exceptional Survivability of North Korean Regime
6. G2 Competition as a Stumbling Block to Peace in the Korean Peninsula

PART III. Preventing Conflicts in the Korean Peninsula: Sanctions vs. Engagement
7. Conflict Prevention by Engagement: The Rise and Fall of Sunshine Policy
8. The Experiment of Unilateralism and Multilateralism: The Rise and Fall of Six Party Talks
9. Resolving North Korean Nuclear Issues in the New Era

PART IV. A Possibilist Approach to Democracy for Peace in North Korea
10. Why Democracy for Peace in North Korea?: The Desirability of Democratic Peace in North Korea
11. Crafting Democracy in North Korea

PART V. Building Peace in the Korean Peninsula
12. Denuclearization and Peace Treaty Negotiations

PART VI. Guaranteeing Peace in the Korean Peninsula
13. International Dimension of Guaranteeing Peace
14. Guaranteeing Peace by Inter-Korean Prosperity and Identity: Korean Economic Community and Constructing National Identity
15. Conclusion