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  • 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...

  • Modernizing the North Korean Systemby Charles Wolf; Norman D. Levin

    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...

  • Northeast Asiaby Vinod K. Aggarwal; Min Gyo Koo; Seungjoo Lee; Chung-In Moon

    Springer 2008; US$ 179.00

    Investigates the origins and evolution of Northeast Asia's institutional architecture in trade, finance, and security from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. more...

  • Reinventing Japanby Yasuo Takao

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00

    The book is about new dynamic forces that are driving change in Japan. It is developed around two key concepts of civil society and social capital. The focus is on pathways to Japan's social renewal that promotes stronger communities and more participatory citizenship beyond the reach of economic growth. more...

  • China in the Twenty-First Centuryby Shiping Hua; Sujian Guo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 36.00

    In this edited volume, leading scholars from US and China analyze the challenges and opportunities for China in the 21st century, each emphasizing particular dimensions of politics, economics, political culture, and foreign policy. Issues examined include: social harmony and statecraft , media and political culture, and legality in foreign trade. more...

  • Non-Governmental Organisations in Chinaby Yiyi Lu

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    As Chinese society becomes more open, and hopes rise that control by the Communist Party may become more relaxed, a great deal is expected from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the formation of civil society. This book, based on extensive original research including detailed interview research in over 40 Chinese NGOs, discusses the current... more...

  • Citizens, Democracy, and Markets Around the Pacific Rimby Russell J. Dalton; Doh Chull Shin

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 74.99

    East Asia is one of the most dynamic areas of political change in the world today-what role do citizens play in these processes of change? Drawing upon a unique set of coordinated public opinion surveys conducted by the World Values Survey, this book provides a dramatically new image of the political cultures of East Asia. - ;East Asia is one of the... more...

  • China's Governmentalitiesby Elaine Jeffreys

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) embarked on a programme of ?reform and openness? in the late 1970s, Chinese society has undergone a series of dramatic transformations in almost all realms of social, cultural, economic and political life and the People?s Republic of China (PRC) has emerged as a global power. China?s post-1978 transition from... more...

  • Globalization and Changes in China's Governanceby Yu Keping

    BRILL 2008; US$ 100.00

    China's structure of governance has also been substantially altered in response to globalization. A different model of political development is adopted in China, which differs considerably from those conceived under both traditional socialist and liberal Western models. This volume tackles these issues of global importance. more...