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  • 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...

  • Chinaby 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.Chinese political traditions are often viewed negatively as 'authoritarian'... 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...

  • China’s Economic Developmentby Lu Ming; Zhao Chen; Yongqin Wang

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    Written by distinguished Chinese academics, this book provides a unique and rare insight into the development of the modern Chinese economy. The authors identify three major factors in the growth of the Chinese economy: economic decentralization and political centralization; the urban - rural divide; and relational society. These are explored in depth... more...

  • Zhao Ziyang and China's Political Futureby Guoguang Wu; Helen Lansdowne

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    What legacies have previous reformers like Zhao Ziyang left to today?s China? Does China have feasible political alternatives to today?s repressive ?market Leninism? and corrupt ?state capitalism?? Does Zhao?s legacy indicate an alternative to the past and for the future? For those who are familiar with the development of Chinese politics since... more...

  • Toward Better Governance in Chinaby Baogang Guo; Dennis V. Hickey; Jon Bond; Jie Chen; Xi Chen; Chia-chen Chou; Sheng Ding; Qian Guo; Dennis Hickey; Diqing Lou; Chunlong Lu; Huhe Narisong; Han-pu Tung; Lin Ye; Yiran Zhou; Xufeng Zhu; Yuchao Zhu

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 89.99

    This book examines contemporary Chinese political reform through an examination of a number of policy initiatives taken in recent years. These include programs designed to improve administrative efficiency, transparency, and accountability, as well as directives aimed at rebuilding the regime's political support though strengthening local legislatures,... more...