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East Asia Including China, Japan, Korea

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  • Gender, Islam and Democracy in Indonesiaby Kathryn Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This book explores the relationship between gender, religion and political action in Indonesia, examining the patterns of gender orders that have prevailed in recent history, and demonstrating the different forms of social power this has afforded to women. It sets out the part played by women in the nationalist movement, and the role of the women?s... more...

  • Reinventing Japanby Yasuo Takao

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00

    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...

  • Gender, Household and State in Post-Revolutionary Vietnamby Jayne Werner

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book examines gender in post-revolutionary Vietnam, focusing on gender relations in the family and state since the onset of economic reform in 1986. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources (including surveys, interviews, and responses to film screenings), Jayne Werner demonstrates that despite the formal institution of public gender equality... 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...

  • Government and Policy-Making Reform in Chinaby Bill K.P. Chou

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 155.00

    China?s rapid economic development has not translated automatically into political development, with many of its institutions still in need of major reform. In the post-Mao era, despite the decentralization of local government with significant administrative and fiscal authority, China?s government and policy-making processes have retained much of... more...

  • Towards Responsible Government in East Asiaby Linda Chelan Li

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 168.00

    This book explores the idea of responsible government in East Asia, arguing that many recent governance crises have resulted from responsibility failures on a huge scale.  It distinguishes between accountability, which it argues has been overemphasised recently, and responsibility, which it argues goes beyond accountability, true responsible government... 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...

  • The Chinese Communist Party as Organizational Emperorby Zheng Yongnian

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 53.95

    The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is one of the largest and most powerful political organizations, and China?s rapid rise has allowed CCP to extend its influence throughout the globe. This book explores the CCP transformation as a form of "organizational emperor", and its ability to survive potential democracy. more...

  • Why Japan Can't Reformby Susan Carpenter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    An examination of the elements explicit to the Japanese post war governing system that enable the national ministries to extend their administrative authority over the political economy. It argues that the insular model defies structural reform and prevents the implementation of economic and social policies that can resolve socio-economic problems. more...