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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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$ 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...
- RAND Corporation 2008; US$ 9.95
In seeking a modernized North Korea, the focus should be on stimulating a gradual modernization of the North Korean system rather than removing the regime. With this tenet in mind, six institutions in five countries that have key interests in North Korea?s future undertook a collaborative effort to determine ways in which the North Korean system could... more...