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  • Party Politics in Japanby Ronald J. Hrebenar; Akira Nakamura

    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...

  • China and Democracyby Suisheng Zhao

    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...

  • Decision-Making Reform in Japanby Karol Zakowski

    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...

  • Hong Kong?s Governance Under Chinese Sovereigntyby Brian C. H. Fong

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    As a hybrid regime, Hong Kong has been governed by a state-business alliance since the colonial era. However, since the handover in 1997, the transformation of Hong Kong?s political and socio-economic environment has eroded the conditions that supported a viable state-business alliance. This state-business alliance, which was once a solution for Hong... 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...

  • Civil-Military Relations in Chinese Historyby Kai Filipiak

    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...

  • What if China Doesn't Democratize?by Edward Friedman; Barrett L. McCormick

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Exploring one of the most dynamic and contested regions of the world, this series includes works on political, economic, cultural, and social changes in modern and contemporary Asia and the Pacific. 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...