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  • China's Changing Political Landscapeby Cheng Li

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    While China’s economic rise is being watched closely around the world, the country’s changing political landscape is intriguing, as well. Forces unleashed by market reforms are profoundly recasting state-society relations. Will the Middle Kingdom transition rapidly, slowly, or not at all to political democracy? In China’s Changing Political... more...

  • Citizenship as Cultural Flowby Subrata K. Mitra

    Springer 2012; US$ 179.00

    The book addresses the very topical subject of citizen making. By delving into a range of sources - among them survey questions, historical documents, political theory, architectural design, and public policy - the book provides a unique analysis of when and why citizenship has taken root in India. Each chapter highlights the constant innovation of... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    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... 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...

  • 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$ 84.99

    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...

  • The China Renaissanceby Jonathan Sharp

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 75.00

    Rising superpower China duly anointed a new generation of leaders led by Xi Jinping at the Communist Party's 18th National Congress held in November 2012. While the conclave itself passed off with smoothly choreographed efficiency, the months leading up to this once-a-decade transition were anything but orderly. Intense factional wrangling behind... more...

  • E-Government in Chinaby Jesper Schlęger

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    This book looks at how information and communication technology influences power relations in public administration in China. It highlights the role of technology in combating corruption, and clarifies the interplay between ideas, institutions and technologies in shaping the foundation for organisational change. more...

  • Law and the Limits of Governmentby Frank Fagan

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    Why do legislatures pass laws that automatically expire? Why are so many tax cuts sunset? In this first book-length treatment of those questions, the author explains that legislatures pass laws temporarily in order to reduce opposition from the citizenry, to increase the level of information revealed by lobbies, and to externalize the political costs... more...

  • Japan in Crisisby Bong Youngshik; T. J. Pempel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 27.00

    This volume, stemming from the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, observes that for Japan to 'rise again' would mean recovery not only from the triple disaster?the March, 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown?but from 20-plus years of economic stagnation, political fumbling, and deterioration in Japan's regional and global influence. more...

  • Better Policies for Board Nomination and Election in Asiaby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2013; US$ 33.00

    Established in 1999, the OECD-Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance serves as a regional forum for exchanging experiences and advancing the reform agenda on corporate governance while promoting awareness and use of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance. The Roundtable brings together policy makers, practitioners and experts on corporate governance... more...