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North Korea, representation and armament: an investigation into the politics of missile defense

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dc.contributor.author Chlumecky, Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-30T16:36:25Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-30T16:36:25Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-04-30
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.library.uvic.ca//handle/1828/9279
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines how corporations use North Korea’s media portrayal to profit. By gaining government contracts to develop weapons and missile defense systems, companies such as Lockheed Martin make billions of dollars. The thesis will examine how this is accomplished in three stages: first, by examining how soft power is generated and used to build a consensus. Then, government usage of soft power to rationalize North Korea as a threat is discussed. Finally, how corporations profit from government-authorized weapons programs will be detailed. The thesis will incorporate theory based off of the ideas of Joseph Nye, as well as geopolitical concepts promulgated by Michael Hardt. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject missile defense en_US
dc.subject THAAD en_US
dc.subject North Korea en_US
dc.subject GMD en_US
dc.subject Aegis en_US
dc.subject Aegis BMD en_US
dc.subject Joseph Nye en_US
dc.subject Michael Hardt en_US
dc.subject Antonio Negri en_US
dc.subject Boeing en_US
dc.subject Lockheed Martin en_US
dc.subject Raytheon en_US
dc.subject Empire en_US
dc.subject human rights en_US
dc.subject United Nations en_US
dc.subject UN en_US
dc.title North Korea, representation and armament: an investigation into the politics of missile defense en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Endo, Katsuhiko
dc.degree.department Department of Pacific and Asian Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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