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  • 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...

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

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 99.31

    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...

  • Gesetzgebung und kooperatives Regierungshandelnby Thorsten Anderl

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2010; US$ 41.36

    Hauptbeschreibung Während der 14. und 15. Wahlperiode des Deutschen Bundestages ab dem Jahr 1998 häuften sich die Stimmen, die einen Machtverlust des Parlaments zu erkennen glaubten. Hintergrund war die Einsetzung zahlreicher so genannter Konsensrunden und Expertenkommissionen, die im Auftrag der Bundesregierung Vorschläge für konkrete Gesetzgebungsprojekte... 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...

  • Cultural Authority and Political Culture in Chinaby Christian Soffel; Hoyt Cleveland Tillman

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 36.72

    How have political conflicts impacted philosophical concepts and the rise of particular intellectual lineages in China? This question is part of a contested issue ? the relative strength of state power and intellectuals' cultural authority. A nuanced fathoming of Confucian intellectual currents in Zhu Xi's wake reveals that his ideas were... more...

  • Patron-Client Politics and Elections in Hong Kongby Bruce Kam-kwan Kwong

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95

    Examines whether patron-client relations are critical to the electoral victory of candidates; how the political elites cultivate support from clients in order to obtain more votes during local elections; and tests the extent to which whether patron-client relations are crucial in order for candidates to obtain more ballots during elections. more...

  • East Asia?s New Democraciesby Yin-wah Chu; Siu-lun Wong

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 53.95

    Reflects on the contemporary situations in the new democracies of East Asia, and debates on the prospect of introducing liberal democracy to this area. The chapters cover a wide range of cases, including in-depth examination of China, Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, and broad comparisons of other countries. more...

  • Party vs. State in Post-1949 Chinaby Shiping Zheng

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 34.00

    Comprehensive analysis of a very important issue in contemporary China: the tensions between the Communist Party and state institutions. more...

  • Mysticism and Kingship in Chinaby Julia Ching

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 38.00

    Surveys over four thousand years of Chinese civilisation through an examination of the relationship between kingship and mysticism. more...

  • The Civil Service in Hong Kongby Ahmed Shafiqul Huque; Grace O.M. Lee; Anthony B.L. Cheung

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1998; US$ 48.00

    The civil service has made significant contribution to the development of Hong Kong. Over the years, this institution has been exposed to challenges emanating from the rapidly changing environment. The preparation for Hong Kong's integration with China was a major accomplishment for the civil service. more...