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  • Party Politics in Japanby Ronald J. Hrebenar; Akira Nakamura

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The Japanese political system is a parliamentary democracy and was the first western style government in Asia when the parliamentary system was adopted in the 1880s. It has a multiparty system, free elections, and a parliament that functions much the same way that any other democratic parliament functions, however for much of its existence the Japanese... more...

  • Confucian Culture and Democracyby John Fuh-sheng Hsieh

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 114.00

    The debate over the compatibility of Confucian culture with democracy is an ongoing one. Yet, few books in the existing literature have dealt specifically with the relationship between Confucian culture (as opposed to Confucianism or general cultural factors) and democracy. Prior to the end of the Second World War, no Confucian society was democratic,... more...

  • State and Agents in Chinaby Yongshun Cai

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Chinese government officials have played a crucial role in China's economic development, but they are also responsible for severe problems, including environmental pollution, violation of citizens' rights, failure in governance, and corruption. How does the Chinese Party-state respond when a government official commits a duty-related malfeasance or... more...

  • Republicanism in Northeast Asiaby Jun-Hyeok Kwak; Leigh Jenco

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    As rapid economic development brings increasing uncertainty in East Asia, interest in a new version of republicanism, termed iscalled neo-Roman republicanism, is growing across the region. Conceptualized as liberty as non-domination, this new form of republicanism has inspired not only Western but also East Asian political theorists. However, neo-Roman... more...

  • Kingship in Early Medieval Chinaby Andrew Eisenberg

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    The institution of the Retired Emperor forms the innovative angle from which this study analyzes Classical Chinese political history (4th-7th centuries AD) and lays bare broader patterns of political and social action of Classical Chinese monarchy. It lays a basis for a framework to think about kingship and succession in East Asia. more...

  • Political Science and Chinese Political Studiesby Sujian Guo

    Springer 2012; US$ 179.00

    We have witnessed the substantial transformation of China studies, particularly Chinese political studies, in the past 30 years due to changes in China and its rising status in the world as well as changes in our ways of conducting research. As area studies specialists, we are no longer "isolated" from the larger disciplines of Political... more...

  • We Decide transforms e-democracy towards equity and social justiceby Gurmit Singh

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 199.00

    The articles in this ebook describe the thinking, approaches, issues, and challenges of designing e-democracy to improve impact on equity and social justice. To achieve this goal, a grassroots e-democracy learnscape, We Decide, was launched at the IADIS International conference. The articles focus on the work of We Decide and show how practitioners... more...

  • Die Supplikations- und Gnadenpraxis in Brandenburg-Preußen.by Birgit Rehse

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 93.40

    Hauptbeschreibung Wie funktioniert Herrschaft in der Frühen Neuzeit? Diese Frage steht im Mittelpunkt dieser Studie. Birgit Rehse untersucht hierzu rund 1.000 Gnadenverfahren strafrechtlich Verurteilter in der Kurmark unter Friedrich Wilhelm II. Im Gnadenbitten und Gnadegewähren sieht sie eine Form direkter Kommunikation zwischen Untertanen und Obrigkeit... more...

  • Chinese Politics and Societyby Flemming Christiansen; Shirin M. Rai

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    An introduction to Chinese Politics which provides an accessible overview of the structures and dynamics of Chinese politics today. Concentrating on the era since 1949, the text takes a look at politics in the widest sense, analysing political institutions within the crucial broader context of Chinese history and the pressures of social, economic and... more...