The 1993 North Korean Nuclear Crisis: A Foreign Policy Analysis

dc.contributor.authorLee, Ergeneen
dc.contributor.committeechairWeisband, Edwarden
dc.contributor.committeememberBorer, Douglas A.en
dc.contributor.committeememberCorntassel, Jeffrey J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberLuke, Timothy W.en
dc.contributor.departmentPolitical Scienceen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:39:35Zen
dc.date.adate2000-06-09en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:39:35Zen
dc.date.issued2000-05-05en
dc.date.rdate2001-06-09en
dc.date.sdate2000-06-08en
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 Korea'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, "thickening" the rationality.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen
dc.identifier.otheretd-06082000-11200042en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06082000-11200042/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33477en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartFinalThesis.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectNuclear Weaponsen
dc.subjectNuclearProgramen
dc.subjectDPRKen
dc.subjectTrack II Diplomacyen
dc.subjectForeign Policyen
dc.subjectJames Carteren
dc.subjectNorth Koreaen
dc.titleThe 1993 North Korean Nuclear Crisis: A Foreign Policy Analysisen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen
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