February 20, 2020

How much has North Korea’s economy really changed?
A new book challenges the narrative that marketization in the DPRK is a "bottom-up" phenomena
This is a book review of Philip H. Park's Rebuilding North Korea’s Economy: Politics and Policy. 2016. Seoul: Institute for Far Eastern Studies at Kyungnam University.North Korea’s economic system has changed under Kim Jong Un. Under the young leader's tenure, North Korean officials have openly touted systemic changes such as the “Our-style economic management method” (우리 식의