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  • Decentralized Authoritarianism in Chinaby Pierre F. Landry

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 32.00

    This book examines how the Chinese Communist Party's management of local officials perpetuates a decentralized authoritarian regime. more...

  • Korea Confronts Globalizationby Yunshik Chang; Hyun-ho Seok; Donald Baker

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Korea Confronts Globalization looks at the way in which the phenomenon of globalization has impacted on Korean society in terms of national identity, corporate change, labour markets, democracy, tradition and social policy, and the implications for Korea's social cohesion in a continually globalizing world. While becoming more open to the outside... more...

  • Regime Legitimacy in Contemporary Chinaby Thomas Heberer; Gunter Schubert

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Using in-depth case studies of a wide-range of political, social and economic reforms in contemporary China this volume sheds light on the significance and consequences of institutional change for stability of the political system in China. The contributors examine how reforms shape and change Communist rule and Chinese society, and to what extent... more...

  • Non-Governmental Organisations in Chinaby Yiyi Lu

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    As Chinese society becomes more open, and hopes rise that control by the Communist Party may become more relaxed, a great deal is expected from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the formation of civil society. This book, based on extensive original research including detailed interview research in over 40 Chinese NGOs, discusses the current... more...

  • Northeast Asiaby Vinod K. Aggarwal; Min Gyo Koo; Seungjoo Lee; Chung-In Moon

    Springer 2008; US$ 179.00

    Investigates the origins and evolution of Northeast Asia's institutional architecture in trade, finance, and security from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. more...

  • Reinventing Japanby Yasuo Takao

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00

    The book is about new dynamic forces that are driving change in Japan. It is developed around two key concepts of civil society and social capital. The focus is on pathways to Japan's social renewal that promotes stronger communities and more participatory citizenship beyond the reach of economic growth. more...

  • China in the Twenty-First Centuryby Shiping Hua; Sujian Guo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 36.00

    In this edited volume, leading scholars from US and China analyze the challenges and opportunities for China in the 21st century, each emphasizing particular dimensions of politics, economics, political culture, and foreign policy. Issues examined include: social harmony and statecraft , media and political culture, and legality in foreign trade. more...

  • Citizens, Democracy, and Markets Around the Pacific Rimby Russell J. Dalton; Doh Chull Shin

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 74.99

    East Asia is one of the most dynamic areas of political change in the world today-what role do citizens play in these processes of change? Drawing upon a unique set of coordinated public opinion surveys conducted by the World Values Survey, this book provides a dramatically new image of the political cultures of East Asia. - ;East Asia is one of the... more...

  • Government and Policy-Making Reform in Chinaby Bill K.P. Chou

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 155.00

    China?s rapid economic development has not translated automatically into political development, with many of its institutions still in need of major reform. In the post-Mao era, despite the decentralization of local government with significant administrative and fiscal authority, China?s government and policy-making processes have retained much of... more...

  • Towards Responsible Government in East Asiaby Linda Chelan Li

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 168.00

    This book explores the idea of responsible government in East Asia, arguing that many recent governance crises have resulted from responsibility failures on a huge scale.  It distinguishes between accountability, which it argues has been overemphasised recently, and responsibility, which it argues goes beyond accountability, true responsible government... more...