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  • Confucian Culture and Democracyby John Fuh-sheng Hsieh

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 114.00

    The debate over the compatibility of Confucian culture with democracy is an ongoing one. Yet, few books in the existing literature have dealt specifically with the relationship between Confucian culture (as opposed to Confucianism or general cultural factors) and democracy. Prior to the end of the Second World War, no Confucian society was democratic,... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    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...

  • The Politics of Law and Stability in Chinaby S. Trevaskes; E. Nesossi; F. Sapio

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    The Politics of Law and Stability in China examines the nexus between social stability and the law in contemporary China. It explores the impact of Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) rationales for social stability on legal reforms, criminal justice operations and handling of disputes and social unrest inside and outside China’s justice agencies.... more...

  • Building Civil Society in Authoritarian Chinaby John W. Tai

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    How is modern civil society created There are few contemporary studies on this important question and when it is addressed, scholars tend to emphasize the institutional environment that facilitates a modern civil society. However, there is a need for a new perspective on this issue. Contemporary China, where a modern civil society remains in a nascent... more...

  • Failed Democratization in Prewar Japanby Harukata Takenaka

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    Failed Democratization in Prewar Japan presents a compelling case study on change in political regimes through its exploration of Japan's transition to democracy. Within a broad-ranging examination of Japan's "semi-democratic" political system from 1918 to 1932, when political parties tended to dominate the government, the book analyzes in detail... more...

  • State?Society Relations and Governance in Chinaby Sujian Guo; John Creed; Sheng Ding; Joseph Fewsmith; David S. G. Goodman; Wenshan Jia; Guoli Liu; Josef Gregory Mahoney; Edwin E. Moise; Nele Noesselt; G. Venkat Raman; Dorothy J. Solinger; Lynn T. White III; Teresa Wright

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    State ? Society Relations and Governance in China , a wide-ranging collection of essays written by scholars from both inside and outside China, explores the complexity of the changing state-society relationship and the modes and practices of governance in China by combining theoretical exploration and empirical case studies. more...

  • China’s Collective Presidencyby Angang Hu

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book examines the historical development of China's collective presidency and identifies five key mechanisms which effectively reduce the asymmetries of knowledge and power. The mechanisms discussed are: group or collective succession, collective division of responsibilities and cooperation, collective learning, collective research and collective... 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...

  • China's Political Developmentby Kenneth G. Lieberthal; Cheng Li; Yu Keping

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 36.95

    China's path to political reform over the last three decades has been slow, but discourse among Chinese political scientists continues to be vigorous and forward thinking. China's Political Development offers a unique look into the country's evolving political process by combining chapters authored by twelve prominent Chinese political scientists... more...