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  • Koizumi and Japanese Politicsby Yu Uchiyama

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    An empirical and theoretical study of the Koizumi administration. Uchiyama looks at the policy making process; institutional arenas such as the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy; Koizumi?s populist strategy; foreign policy; and neoliberal convictions to find explanations for his wide public support, and the historical significance of his administration.... more...

  • The Problem of Bureaucratic Rationalityby Junko Kato

    Princeton University Press 1994; US$ 41.50

    Through a detailed account of the political battles over Japanese tax reform during the last two decades, Junko Kato draws an unconventional portrait of bureaucratic motivation, showing how fiscal bureaucrats exploit their unique technical knowledge to influence policymaking. Rejecting the notion that the monopolization of policy expertise leads to... more...

  • The Chinese Communist Party and China?s Capitalist Revolutionby Lance Gore

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    Based on extensive empirical investigations of the impact of the market on the communist party, with a particular focus on its grassroots organisations, this book finds that the Chinese communist party is undergoing profound changes in a host of important areas. By analyzing the impact of China?s socioeconomic transformation on the CCP and the adaptations... more...

  • The Institutional Dynamics of China's Great Transformationby Xiaoming Huang

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    This book examines the role of institutions in China?s recent large-scale economic, social and political transformation. Unlike existing literature, it offers perspectives from a variety of disciplines - including law, economics, politics, international relations and communication studies ? to consider whether institutions form, evolve and change... more...

  • Bureaucracy, Economy, and Leadership in Chinaby David Bachman

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 35.00

    This study examines the origins of the Great Leap Forward, a programme of economic reform that must be considered one of the great tragedies of Communist China. more...

  • Informal Politics in East Asiaby Lowell Dittmer; Haruhiro Fukui; Peter N. S. Lee

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 28.00

    This book, first published in 2000, is a pioneering effort to develop theoretical principles about informal political structures in East Asia. more...

  • Factionalism in Chinese Communist Politicsby Jing Huang

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 53.00

    In this book, first published in 2000, Jing Huang examines factionalism's role in leadership relations and policy-making in Chinese communist politics. more...

  • New Challenges of North Korean Foreign Policyby Kyung-Ae Park

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    North Korea's foreign policy behavior has long intrigued scholars, puzzled laymen, frustrated negotiators, and aggravated policy-makers. This book brings together the work of ten of the world's foremost scholars on North Korea to critically analyze the key factors that are shaping North Korea's foreign policy behavior and its future direction. more...

  • Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Powerby Xuetong Yan; Daniel A. Bell; Sun Zhe; Edmund Ryden

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    The rise of China could be the most important political development of the twenty-first century. What will China look like in the future? What should it look like? And what will China's rise mean for the rest of world? This book, written by China's most influential foreign policy thinker, sets out a vision for the coming decades from China's point... more...

  • China's New Confucianismby Daniel A. Bell

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    What is it like to be a Westerner teaching political philosophy in an officially Marxist state? Why do Chinese sex workers sing karaoke with their customers? And why do some Communist Party cadres get promoted if they care for their elderly parents? In this entertaining and illuminating book, one of the few Westerners to teach at a Chinese university... more...