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

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 148.01

    This book investigates the origins and evolution of Northeast Asia's new institutional architecture in trade, finance, and security from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. The editors of the book have assembled a distinguished group of specialists. more...

  • Hong Kong in Transitionby Robert Ash; Peter Ferdinand; Brian Hook; Robin Porter

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Hong Kong in Transition offers a perspective on the exceptional constitutional and administrative experiment that has been taking place in Hong Kong, based on a substantial period under Chinese rule. There have been both successes and failures, and a perceptible process of change which is important to document. The particular appeal of this volume... more...

  • Bureaucracy, Economy, and Leadership in Chinaby David Bachman

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 37.00

    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...

  • Party Politics in Japanby Hans H Baerwald

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    To the outside observer, the character and dynamics of Japan?s political parties and Diet (National Assembly) are often obscure. This volume is an invaluable description of party politics in Japan, and a unique analysis of the influence that a changing balance of power has had upon the functioning of the Diet. The book covers: the party system and... more...

  • Chinaby Tongdong Bai

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    China is a rising economic and political power. But what is the message of this rise? Tongdong Bai addresses this increasingly pressing question by examining the rich history of political theories and practices from China's past, and showing how it impacts upon the present.Chinese political traditions are often viewed negatively as 'authoritarian'... more...

  • Overseas Chinese, Ethnic Minorities and Nationalismby Elena Barabantseva

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Elena Barabantseva looks at the close relationship between state-led nationalism and modernisation, with specific reference to discourses on the overseas Chinese and minority nationalities. The interplay between modernisation programmes and nationalist discourses has shaped China?s national project, whose membership criteria have evolved historically.... more...

  • Constitutional Documents of Portugal and Spain 1808?1845by Antonio Barbas Homem; Jorge Silva Santos; Clara Álvarez Alonso

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 263.27

    This volume includes 31 constitutions, constitutional drafts and amendments illustrating the checkered political history of Spain in the first half of the 19th century. It begins with the "Estatuto de Bayona" (Bayonne Statute) imposed by the French in 1808 and continues with the"Constitucion politica de la Monarquia Española" (Political... more...

  • Democracy, Asian Values, and Hong Kong: Evaluating Political Elite Beliefsby Bob Beatty

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 88.00

    On July 1, 1997, China took control over Hong Kong, where Britain had begun a process of introducing democracy. Beatty examines the process of democratization in Hong Kong, with the argument that democratic development will continue, despite being under Chinese rule. Through a series of 128 interviews with 89 Hong Kong elites from 1997-2002, including... more...

  • The Transformation of South Koreaby Robert Bedeski

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 73.95

    South Korea underwent rapid economic development under a semi-military, virulently anti-communist government which banned trade unions and kept close checks on the economy. President Roe Tae Woo has, however, since 1987, introduced electoral and social reforms. Strikes and wage rises have followed, leading to a loss of competitive edge, and the growth... more...

  • Taiwanese Identity and Democracyby Olwen Bedford; Hwang Kwang-kuo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    This book examines the issues of democracy, nationalism and strengthening Taiwan consciousness in the light of the campaign strategies employed in Taiwan's 2004 presidential and legislative election from the perspective of the Taiwanese people and Taiwanese culture. Particular attention is paid to the mindset of the opposition party. more...