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Title: Juche in North Korea – a study on political legitimacy and democracy
Authors: Jessen, Ander Hein
Schack, Patrick
Suhr, Andreas Barfod
Pultz, Thomas
Advisor: Greve, Anni
Keywords: North Korea
DPRK
DPR Korea
Juche
Ideology
Autocracy
Legitimacy
Stalinism
Examination Date: 17-Jan-2012
Issue Date: 18-Jan-2012
Abstract: This project takes a look into North Koreas ideological stance, their concept of Juche and the political legitimacy of their leading family, the Kim dynasty. This is done via an in depth analysis and contextualization of the communist ideologies that North Korea claim to base the rule of their country on, and also analysing the legitimacy of the dynasty in power through Max Webers political legitimacy and the theory of Banal Nationalism by Michael Billig. We have also conducted an analysis on the distribution of information as well social and political freedom in order to determine if there is indeed a discrepency between constitution and the actuality of North Korean life. Our project concludes that Juche in praxis, has more in common with medieval feudalism, in the sense that the rule of the Kim dynasty is seen as irrefutable or divine, which is far from its Marxist-Leninist roots.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1800/7116
Subject: Thesis
Education: Samfundsvidenskabelig international basisuddannelse (SIB) / International Basic Studies in Social Sciences
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