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- RoutledgeCurzon 2003; US$ 195.00
Following the most significant party reform in Japanese history, this book analyses the most recent national elections of 1996 and 2000 that have been held under a new electoral system, examining voter behaviour and how it is influenced. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 29.00
Although the Republic of Korea is regarded as a shining example of democracy in East Asia and a secure electoral democracy, its journey toward democratic consolidation is far from complete. This volume explores the complex interplay of factors that have influenced and reshaped Korea's democratic consolidation process. more...
- Taylor & Francis 2005; US$ 180.00
Examines the impact the 1993 general election had on Japanese politics. Although the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) regained the position of a ruling party within a year, the author questions whether the Japanese political system has managed to maintain the same efficacy as it had prior to 1993. more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 88.40
This book documents the bases for a new view of legitimacy in general and in various parts of Asia, including China, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan. The authors see legitimacy anywhere as always partial, rather than total, and somewhat measurable. more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2000; US$ 125.00
This text creates an Asian political development model to take into account cultural and historical perspectives. This model is then tested with quantitative indicators and through a series of case studies, based on Japan, South Korea and Thailand. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95
In 1991 Taiwan held its first fully democratic election. This first single volume of party politics in Taiwan analyzes the evolution of party competition in the country, looking at how Taiwan?s parties have adjusted to their new multi-party election environment. It features key chapters on: the development of party politics in Taiwan the impact... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 97.50
Chinas Elite Politics provides a new theoretical perspective on elite politics in China and uses this theoretical perspective to explain power transfer from Jiang Zemin to Hu Jintao and political dynamics between different factional groups since the Sixteenth Party Congress of November 2002. It explains the transition in structural terms, presents... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
As the Chinese Communist Party continues to move away from socialism, it faces a growing number of challenges to the claim that it represents the sole legitimate governing body in China. In order to reaffirm itself as the most effective force for keeping the country together, the CCP has adapted to contemporary political conundrums in a variety of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
China?s war on terror is among its most prominent and least understood of campaigns. With links to the global jihad, an indigenous insurgency threatens the government?s grip on a massive region of north- western China known as Xinjiang. Riots, bombings, ambushes, and assassinations have rocked the region under separatist and Islamist banners. China... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95
Despite its recent rapid economic growth, China?s political system has remained resolutely authoritarian. However, an increasingly open economy is creating the infrastructure for an open society, with the rise of a non-state sector in which a private economy, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and different forms of social forces are playing an... more...