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A Security Ideology of A Reunified Korea : Exploring into a Future Security Value

  • The Journal of Northeast Asia Research
  • Abbr : NEA
  • 2012, 27(2), pp.133-165
  • DOI : 10.18013/jnar.2012.27.2.005
  • Publisher : The Institute for Northeast Asia Research
  • Research Area : Social Science > Political Science > International Politics > International Relations / Cooperation

Huh, TaeHoi 1

1선문대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

This study is to explore into a security ideology of a future reunified Korea by analyzing a few of security theories in International Politics. Despite its devastating war and division into two parts, South Korea has succeeded both in economic development and its democratization over a relatively short period, drawing a lot of praise from the world. However, it has stopped short of achieving its overdue reunification while watching other divided countries like Germany overcome its difficult reconciliation process and move towards one unified nation. Given such devastating Korean war, the long division into two antagonistic entities and the strategic concerns of neighbouring countries with a reunified big Korea, Korea needs to develop more than a narrow ethnocentric reunification theory. If anything, a future korea should prepare a more universal value-oriented ideology like a Hong-ik Ideology, or a korean traditional ideology emphasizing the realization of all the benefits to all the human beings on the earth. Though tentative yet, this study suggests to encompass such humanistic universal values as a world security theory into its security ideology for a reunified Korea.

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