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East Asia Including China, Japan, Korea

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Japan in Crisisby Bong Youngshik; T. J. Pempel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 27.00

    This volume, stemming from the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, observes that for Japan to 'rise again' would mean recovery not only from the triple disaster?the March, 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown?but from 20-plus years of economic stagnation, political fumbling, and deterioration in Japan's regional and global influence. more...

  • Political Parties and Electoral Strategyby Olli Hellmann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    A study of processes of political party formation and change in new democracies. This book argues that to understand party organizations we need to focus on politicians' electoral strategies. The framework is used to analyze political party development in the new democracies of East Asia (South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Indonesia.) more...

  • The Policy-Making Process in Contemporary Japanby Minoru Nakano

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 186.00

    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 in the 1980sby Shaun Breslin

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 176.00

    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...