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- Center for Strategic & International Studies 2013; US$ 34.99
This report puts the issue of Taiwan?s challenges in expanding its international participation in the broader context of the cross-strait relationship and explains the policies of Taipei, Beijing, and Washington. more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95
New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan takes a creative and comparative view of the new challenges and dynamics confronting these maturing democracies. Numerous works deal with political change in the two societies individually, but few adopt a comparative approach?and most focus mainly on the emergence of democracy or the... more...
- Westview Press 2009; US$ 25.99
Some Asian political leaders and Western academics have recently claimed that China is unlikely to produce an open political system. This claim rests on the idea that “Confucian culture? provides an alternative to Western civil values, and that China lacked the democratic traditions and even the horizontal institutions of trust that could build a... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00
The Politics of Law and Stability in China examines the nexus between social stability and the law in contemporary China. It explores the impact of Chinese Communist Partys (CCP) rationales for social stability on legal reforms, criminal justice operations and handling of disputes and social unrest inside and outside Chinas justice agencies.... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 55.00
Failed Democratization in Prewar Japan presents a compelling case study on change in political regimes through its exploration of Japan's transition to democracy. Within a broad-ranging examination of Japan's "semi-democratic" political system from 1918 to 1932, when political parties tended to dominate the government, the book analyzes in detail... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 54.99
How is modern civil society created There are few contemporary studies on this important question and when it is addressed, scholars tend to emphasize the institutional environment that facilitates a modern civil society. However, there is a need for a new perspective on this issue. Contemporary China, where a modern civil society remains in a nascent... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 114.00
The debate over the compatibility of Confucian culture with democracy is an ongoing one. Yet, few books in the existing literature have dealt specifically with the relationship between Confucian culture (as opposed to Confucianism or general cultural factors) and democracy. Prior to the end of the Second World War, no Confucian society was democratic,... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99
This book unveils the layers of Japan's democracy, and the essays suggest a widening of disciplinary perspectives. The editors employ an assortment of disciplines?history, anthropology, sociology, political science, law, and cultural studies?to explore the complex interrelationships between history, institutions, and sociocultural practices. ... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95
This timely collection brings together many well-known scholars to systematically explore China's current government and assess that transition toward democracy. The contributors seek to bridge the gap between normative theories of democracy and empirical studies of China's political development by providing a comprehensive overview of China's domestic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 140.00
Elena Barabantseva looks at the close relationship between state-led nationalism and modernisation, with specific reference to discourses on the overseas Chinese and minority nationalities. The interplay between modernisation programmes and nationalist discourses has shaped China?s national project, whose membership criteria have evolved historically.... more...