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  • Building Civil Society in Authoritarian Chinaby John W. Tai

    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...

  • Present Day Political Organization of Chinaby H.S. Brunnert; V.V. Hagelstrom

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Originally published in 1910, this work presents a fascinating insight into the government and administration of the China of the day. The period was one of immense change as China's leaders turned the nation towards modernity. As student interpreters to the Imperial Russian Legation, the authors had privileged access to the corridors of power and... more...

  • The Changing Japanese Political Systemby Harumi Hori

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Japan?s political stability was shattered after the general election of July 1993 when the conservative Liberal Democratic Party?s thirty-eight year domination ended in defeat. This book examines the impact the 1993 general election had on Japanese politics. Although the LDP regained the position of a ruling party within a year, Hori questions whether... more...

  • Legitimacyby Lynn White

    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...

  • East Asian Democratizationby Robert Compton

    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...

  • Party Politics in Taiwanby Dafydd Fell

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    In 1991 Taiwan held its first fully democratic election. This first single volume of party politics in Taiwan analyzes the evolution of party competition in the country, looking at how Taiwan?s parties have adjusted to their new multi-party election environment. It features key chapters on: the development of party politics in Taiwan the impact... more...

  • China's Elite Politicsby by Bo Zhiyue

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 176.00

    China’s 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...

  • The Chinese Party-State in the 21st Centuryby Andre Laliberte; Marc Lanteigne

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    As the Chinese Communist Party continues to move away from socialism, it faces a growing number of challenges to the claim that it represents the sole legitimate governing body in China. In order to reaffirm itself as the most effective force for keeping the country together, the CCP has adapted to contemporary political conundrums in a variety of... more...

  • Decentralized Authoritarianism in Chinaby Pierre F. Landry

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 29.00

    This 2008 book examines how the Chinese Communist Party's management of local officials perpetuates a decentralized authoritarian regime. more...

  • Korea Confronts Globalizationby Yunshik Chang; Hyun-ho Seok; Donald Baker

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Korea Confronts Globalization looks at the way in which the phenomenon of globalization has impacted on Korean society in terms of national identity, corporate change, labour markets, democracy, tradition and social policy, and the implications for Korea's social cohesion in a continually globalizing world. While becoming more open to the outside... more...