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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • China's Governmentalitiesby Elaine Jeffreys

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) embarked on a programme of ?reform and openness? in the late 1970s, Chinese society has undergone a series of dramatic transformations in almost all realms of social, cultural, economic and political life and the People?s Republic of China (PRC) has emerged as a global power. China?s post-1978 transition from... more...

  • Globalization and Changes in China's Governanceby Yu Keping

    BRILL 2008; US$ 100.00

    China's structure of governance has also been substantially altered in response to globalization. A different model of political development is adopted in China, which differs considerably from those conceived under both traditional socialist and liberal Western models. This volume tackles these issues of global importance. more...

  • The Chinese Communist Party as Organizational Emperorby Zheng Yongnian

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 53.95

    The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is the largest and one of the most powerful, political organizations in the world today, which has played a crucial role in initiating most of the major reforms of the past three decades in China. China?s rapid rise has enabled the CCP to extend its influence throughout the globe, but the West remains uncertain whether... more...

  • Democracy, Asian Values, and Hong Kong: Evaluating Political Elite Beliefsby Bob Beatty

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 88.00

    On July 1, 1997, China took control over Hong Kong, where Britain had begun a process of introducing democracy. Beatty examines the process of democratization in Hong Kong, with the argument that democratic development will continue, despite being under Chinese rule. Through a series of 128 interviews with 89 Hong Kong elites from 1997-2002, including... more...