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East Asia Including China, Japan, Korea

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  • 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 Culture: Envisioning Democracy in Chinaby 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...

  • Government of China 1644- Cbby Pao Chao Hsieh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    First Published in 1967. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Taiwan's Quest for Greater Participation in the International Communityby Bonnie S. Glaser

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2013; US$ 34.99

    This report puts the issue of Taiwan?s challenges in expanding its international participation in the broader context of the cross-strait relationship and explains the policies of Taipei, Beijing, and Washington. more...

  • Better Policies for Board Nomination and Election in Asiaby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2013; US$ 33.00

    Established in 1999, the OECD-Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance serves as a regional forum for exchanging experiences and advancing the reform agenda on corporate governance while promoting awareness and use of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance. The Roundtable brings together policy makers, practitioners and experts on corporate governance... more...

  • Democratization in China, Korea and Southeast Asiaby Kate Xiao Zhou; Shelley Rigger; Lynn T. White III

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Rapid economic pluralization in East Asia has empowered local and medial groups, and with this change comes the need to rethink usual notions regarding ways in which "democracies" emerge or "citizens" gain more power. Careful examination of current developments in China, Korea, and Southeast Asia show a need for expansion of our understandings of... more...

  • New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwanby Larry Diamond; Gi-Wook Shin

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan takes a creative and comparative view of the new challenges and dynamics confronting these maturing democracies. Numerous works deal with political change in the two societies individually, but few adopt a comparative approach?and most focus mainly on the emergence of democracy or the... more...

  • Alternate Civilitiesby Robert Paul Weller

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    Some Asian political leaders and Western academics have recently claimed that China is unlikely to produce an open political system. This claim rests on the idea that “Confucian culture? provides an alternative to Western civil values, and that China lacked the democratic traditions and even the horizontal institutions of trust that could build a... 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...