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dc.contributor.authorLee, Ergeneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:39:35Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:39:35Z
dc.date.issued2000-05-05en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-06082000-11200042en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33477
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I apply the Rational Actor model to the 1993-1994 North Korean Nuclear Crisis. I begin with two hypotheses: 1) North Korea attempted nuclear armament because of its perception of threat from South Korea and the United States; 2) North Korea attempted nuclear armament because it wanted to use its nuclear program as leverage to obtain economic assistance from the United States. I conduct a diplomatic historical analysis based on the Rational Actor model to determine which was North Koreaâ s primary objective, and conclude that the primary objective of North Korea was obtaining economic concessions, but that threat perception did seem to play a role in the decision to start the nuclear program. In this process, I show that the Rational Actor model was insufficient in the analysis and that it must be complemented by cultural factors, â thickeningâ the rationality.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartFinalThesis.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectNuclear Weaponsen_US
dc.subjectNuclearProgramen_US
dc.subjectDPRKen_US
dc.subjectTrack II Diplomacyen_US
dc.subjectForeign Policyen_US
dc.subjectJames Carteren_US
dc.subjectNorth Koreaen_US
dc.titleThe 1993 North Korean Nuclear Crisis: A Foreign Policy Analysisen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPolitical Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairWeisband, Edwarden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBorer, Douglas A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCorntassel, Jeffrey J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLuke, Timothy W.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06082000-11200042/en_US
dc.date.sdate2000-06-08en_US
dc.date.rdate2001-06-09
dc.date.adate2000-06-09en_US


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