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East Asia Including China, Japan, Korea

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    In this interdisciplinary study of governance, Hyuk-Rae Kim traces how civil society and NGOs have evolved over time, how they differ in motivation from their Western counterparts, and the role civil society NGOs have played in consolidating democracy as the governance system in Korea changes from a state-centric to a contested one. This book... 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. Governed by the world?s largest political party in the world?s longest-ruling Communist regime, China is undergoing a transitional period of rapid economic and social development. How this... 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$ 54.95

    What legacies have previous reformers like Zhao Ziyang left to today?s China? Does China have feasible political alternatives to today?s repressive ?market Leninism? and corrupt ?state capitalism?? Does Zhao?s legacy indicate an alternative to the past and for the future? For those who are familiar with the development of Chinese politics since... more...

  • Toward Better Governance in Chinaby Baogang Guo; Dennis V. Hickey; Jon Bond; Jie Chen; Xi Chen; Chia-chen Chou; Sheng Ding; Qian Guo; Dennis Hickey; Diqing Lou; Chunlong Lu; Huhe Narisong; Han-pu Tung; Lin Ye; Yiran Zhou; Xufeng Zhu; Yuchao Zhu

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 84.99

    This book examines contemporary Chinese political reform through an examination of a number of policy initiatives taken in recent years. These include programs designed to improve administrative efficiency, transparency, and accountability, as well as directives aimed at rebuilding the regime's political support though strengthening local legislatures,... more...

  • The China Renaissanceby Jonathan Sharp

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 75.00

    Rising superpower China duly anointed a new generation of leaders led by Xi Jinping at the Communist Party's 18th National Congress held in November 2012. While the conclave itself passed off with smoothly choreographed efficiency, the months leading up to this once-a-decade transition were anything but orderly. Intense factional wrangling behind... more...

  • E-Government in Chinaby Jesper Schlęger

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    This book looks at how information and communication technology and e-government influences power relations in public administration in China. It highlights the role of technology in combating corruption, and clarifies the interplay between ideas, institutions and technologies in shaping the foundation for organisational change. Using fieldwork based... more...

  • Law and the Limits of Governmentby Frank Fagan

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    Why do legislatures pass laws that automatically expire? Why are so many tax cuts sunset? In this first book-length treatment of those questions, the author explains that legislatures pass laws temporarily in order to reduce opposition from the citizenry, to increase the level of information revealed by lobbies, and to externalize the political costs... more...

  • Choosing China's Leadersby Chien-wen Kou; Xiaowei Zang

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    Political elites are a key topic in contemporary China studies, and have been investigated in relation to factional politics, generation politics, technocracy, and crucially, institutionalization. The institutionalization of elite replacement began in China in the 1980s and quickly accelerated after the early 1990s, as mechanisms emerged to regulate... more...

  • Liberal Rights and Political Cultureby Zhenghuan Zhou

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book argues that the liberal concept of rights presupposes and is grounded in an individualistic culture or shared way of relating, and that this particular shared way of relating emerged only in the wake of the Reformation in the modern West. more...