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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...

  • Confucian Culture and Democracyby John Fuh-sheng Hsieh

    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...

  • Civil-Military Relations in Chinese Historyby Kai Filipiak

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    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...

  • Civil Society in Chinaby Timothy Brook; B. Michael Frolic

    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...

  • Handbook on China and Developing Countriesby Carla P. Freeman

    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’, Beijing’s role in international development assistance, Chinese peacekeeping and South-South... more...

  • The Japanese Prime Minister and Public Policyby Kenji Hayao

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1993; US$ 27.95

    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...

  • The Politics Of Democratization In Koreaby Sunhyuk Kim

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2000; US$ 21.95

    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...

  • The Constitution of the People's Republic of Chinaby China Publications Centre

    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...

  • The Reform of Governanceby Keping Yu

    BRILL 2010; US$ 224.00

    The Reform of Governance is a translated collection of articles providing a look at how scholars in China have been assessing their country's recent governmental history. This volume, as well as the others in the SSRC series, provides Western scholars with an accessible English-language look at the state of current Chinese scholarship, and as such,... more...

  • Democratizing Taiwanby J. Bruce Jacobs

    BRILL 2012; US$ 103.00

    Taiwan is only one of four consolidated Asian democracies. Democratizing Taiwan provides the most comprehensive analysis of Taiwan's peaceful democratization including the past authoritarian experience, leadership both within and outside government, popular protest and elections, and constitutional interpretation and amendments. more...