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  • Political Science and Chinese Political Studiesby Sujian Guo

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; Not Available

    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 Science and... more...

  • Chinese Politics and Governmentby Sujian Guo

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 56.95

    Over the past two decades, China?s political reforms, open-door policy, dramatic economic growth, and increasingly assertive foreign policy have had an unprecedented regional and global impact. This introductory textbook provides students with a fundamental understanding of government and politics in China as well as the conceptual ability to explore... more...

  • The Policy-Making Process in Contemporary Japanby Minoru Nakano

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 186.00

    This book deals with the public policy-making process in contemporary Japan testifying a new dictum: 'The various phases of the policy process cause politics'. The analytical focus is threefold: encompassing the policy-making process on the national level; elections and the policy-making process; and the regional policy and decision-making. These... more...

  • China in the 1980sby Shaun Breslin

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 176.00

    This book analyses the changing nature of centre-province relations in China in a period of rapid economic change. It aims to show how leadership conflicts over the nature and scope of economic change gave rise to an incremental and reactive reform process. The resulting partially reformed economic system not only gave many provincial leaders the ability... more...

  • China - The Political Philosophy of the Middle Kingdomby Tongdong Bai

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    China is a rising economic and political power. But what is the message of this rise? Tongdong Bai addresses this increasingly pressing question by examining the rich history of political theories and practices from China's past, and showing how it impacts upon the present. Part of Zed’s World Political Theories series, this ground-breaking... more...

  • The Rise of Think Tanks in Chinaby Xufeng Zhu

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Despite continuing criticism of the Chinese authoritarian political system, the range of participants in the decision-making process has widened, with different social actors now playing an increasingly important role in the Chinese policymaking process. Accordingly, the role of think tanks in the policymaking process has generated great interest... more...

  • State-centric to Contested Social Governance in Koreaby Hyuk-Rae Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    In this interdisciplinary study of governance, Hyuk-Rae Kim traces how civil society and NGOs have evolved over time, how they differ in motivation from their Western counterparts, and the role civil society NGOs have played in consolidating democracy as the governance system in Korea changes from a state-centric to a contested one. This book presents... more...

  • Handbook of China?s Governance and Domestic Politicsby Chris Ogden

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    This Handbook provides an in-depth overview of how China is governed, how its domestic political system functions and the critical issues that it currently faces. Governed by the world?s largest political party in the world?s longest-ruling Communist regime, China is undergoing a transitional period of rapid economic and social development. How this... 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...

  • Party Politics in Japanby Hans H Baerwald

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    To the outside observer, the character and dynamics of Japan?s political parties and Diet (National Assembly) are often obscure. This volume is an invaluable description of party politics in Japan, and a unique analysis of the influence that a changing balance of power has had upon the functioning of the Diet. The book covers: the party system and... more...