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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
The Japanese political system is a parliamentary democracy and was the first western style government in Asia when the parliamentary system was adopted in the 1880s. It has a multiparty system, free elections, and a parliament that functions much the same way that any other democratic parliament functions, however for much of its existence the Japanese... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 70.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Modern studies of civil--military relations recognise that the military is separate from civil society, with its own norms and values, principles of organization, and regulations. Key issues of concern include the means by which ? and the extent to which ? the civil power controls the military; and also the ways in which military values and approaches... 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 2015; US$ 49.95
The concept of civil society was borrowed from 18th-century Europe to provide a framework for understanding the transition to post-authoritarian regimes in Latin America and post-communist regimes elsewhere. This book asks whether this concept is useful for analyzing China. more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 1993; US$ 29.95
Despite the undeniable importance of Japan in world affairs, both politically and economically, the office of the Japanese prime minister has recieved far less attention from scholars than have the top political offices in other advanced industrialized democracies. This book is the first major systemic analysis of the Japanese prime minister?s... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00
This Handbook explores the rapidly evolving and increasingly multifaceted relations between China and developing countries. Cutting-edge analyses by leading experts from around the world critically assess such timely issues as the China model, Beijings role in international development assistance, Chinese peacekeeping and South-South... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2000; US$ 24.95
A study that demonstrates how crucial civil society has been to democratic transition, democratic failure, and the recent, ongoing efforts to reform, deepen, and consolidate democracy in Korea. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
In the election to the House of Representatives in 2009, the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) almost tripled the number of its lower house members by winning 308 seats. It subsequently formed a coalition government with the Social Democratic Party and the People?s New Party. The new ruling party promised to completely overhaul policymaking mechanisms... more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95
The present Constitution of the People's Republic of China was adopted in December 1982 by the Fifth National People's Congress. The 138 Articles published in this book have developed over the years since the founding of the Republic, and define the fundamental laws of the state. more...