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East Asia Including China, Japan, Korea

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  • The Policy-Making Process in Contemporary Japanby Minoru Nakano

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 176.00

    This book deals with the public policy-making process in contemporary Japan testifying a new dictum: 'The various phases of the policy process cause politics'. The analytical focus is threefold: encompassing the policy-making process on the national level; elections and the policy-making process; and the regional policy and decision-making. These... more...

  • China - The Political Philosophy of the Middle Kingdomby 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. Part of Zed’s World Political Theories series, this ground-breaking... more...

  • China in the 1980sby Shaun Breslin

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 168.00

    This book analyses the changing nature of centre-province relations in China in a period of rapid economic change. It aims to show how leadership conflicts over the nature and scope of economic change gave rise to an incremental and reactive reform process. The resulting partially reformed economic system not only gave many provincial leaders the ability... more...

  • The Rise of Think Tanks in Chinaby Xufeng Zhu

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 150.00

    Despite continuing criticism of the Chinese authoritarian political system, the range of participants in the decision-making process has widened, with different social actors now playing an increasingly important role in the Chinese policymaking process. Accordingly, the role of think tanks in the policymaking process has generated great interest... more...

  • China's Changing Political Landscapeby Cheng Li

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    While China’s economic rise is being watched closely around the world, the country’s changing political landscape is intriguing, as well. Forces unleashed by market reforms are profoundly recasting state-society relations. Will the Middle Kingdom transition rapidly, slowly, or not at all to political democracy? In China’s Changing Political... more...

  • Citizenship as Cultural Flowby Subrata K. Mitra

    Springer 2012; US$ 179.00

    The book addresses the very topical subject of citizen making. By delving into a range of sources - among them survey questions, historical documents, political theory, architectural design, and public policy - the book provides a unique analysis of when and why citizenship has taken root in India. Each chapter highlights the constant innovation of... more...

  • State-centric to Contested Social Governance in South Koreaby Hyuk-Rae Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 135.00

    This book presents civil society's rise in Korea through in-depth analyses of today's most pressing issues, from the environment to human rights, from North Korean refugees to labour migration, all in the context of Korea's democratization. Detailed case studies and policy discussions guide the debate on the shifting role of a formerly state-centric... more...

  • Handbook of China?s Governance and Domestic Politicsby Chris Ogden

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 300.00

    This Handbook provides an in-depth overview of how China is governed, how its domestic political system functions and the critical issues that it currently faces. China is undergoing a transitional period of rapid economic and social development. How this period is managed will have significant implications for the Chinese state and its population... more...

  • China’s Economic Developmentby Lu Ming; Zhao Chen; Yongqin Wang

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    Written by distinguished Chinese academics, this book provides a unique and rare insight into the development of the modern Chinese economy. The authors identify three major factors in the growth of the Chinese economy: economic decentralization and political centralization; the urban - rural divide; and relational society. These are explored in depth... more...

  • Zhao Ziyang and China's Political Futureby Guoguang Wu; Helen Lansdowne

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book focuses concern on historical impacts in the Chinese political arena in order to re-appraise Zhao Ziyang?s political legacies and their relevance to China?s ongoing change. more...