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Walter C., Jr. Clemens

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813167466

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813167466.001.0001

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Why Is North Korea Not the South?

Why Is North Korea Not the South?

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(p.160) 10 Why Is North Korea Not the South?
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North Korea and the World
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Walter C. Clemens

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813167466.003.0010

Chapter Ten focuses on fitness – the capacity to cope with complex challenges and opportunities so as to enhance one’s own survival and other interests. Clemens discusses the fitness of North Korea and South Korea in-depth. By using the UN Human Development Index and Freedom House rankings, Clemens demonstrates how the North’s authoritarian ways has corrupted its fitness, whereas the South’s self-organization and global interdependence has allowed the country to thrive. Clemens ends the chapter by discusses ways in which North Korea could improve its fitness and human development.

Keywords:   North Korea, South Korea, Human Development Index, Self-organization, Fitness, Freedom House

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