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  • Party Politics in Taiwanby Dafydd Fell

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • China's Elite Politicsby by Bo Zhiyue

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 176.00

    China’s 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...

  • The Chinese Party-State in the 21st Centuryby Andre Laliberte; Marc Lanteigne

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...