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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
This book demonstrates how careful examinations of current developments in East Asia indicate a need for major expansion of our understandings of democracy and democratization, and challenges the traditional way in which political regimes are conceived and labelled. It shows from Asian experiences that democracy and its precursors come in more forms... 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...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 176.00
This book documents the bases for a new view of legitimacy in general and in various parts of Asia, including China, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan. The authors see legitimacy anywhere as always partial, rather than total, and somewhat measurable. more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2000; US$ 125.00
This text creates an Asian political development model to take into account cultural and historical perspectives. This model is then tested with quantitative indicators and through a series of case studies, based on Japan, South Korea and Thailand. more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 176.00
Chinas Elite Politics provides a new theoretical perspective on elite politics in China and uses this theoretical perspective to explain power transfer from Jiang Zemin to Hu Jintao and political dynamics between different factional groups since the Sixteenth Party Congress of November 2002. It explains the transition in structural terms, presents... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
As the CCP moves away from traditional Maoism it seeks to maintain its commanding role in political life despite a growing number of challenges to its claims of legitimacy. This book describes these challenges and explains how the CCP adapts to maintain its authority. more...