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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Political Economy of China's Provincesby Hans Hendrischke; Hans Hendrischke

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95

    Traditionally, political scientists and economists have seen China as a single entity and business people have seen China as a single market. This book challenges the notion of a centralised and unified China, and outlines how provinces are taking on new economic and political roles, forced upon them by decentralisation.It is the most thorough data... more...

  • Politics of NGOs in Southeast Asiaby Gerard Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 195.00

    The Politics of NGOs in Southeast Asia traces the history of the emergence of NGOs in the Philippines and southeast Asia and the political factors which encouraged this. The main focus is on the period from the mid-1990s when NGOs first became a notable force in the region. It documents the complex relations between NGOs and other political actors... more...

  • Present Day Political Organization of Chinaby H.S. Brunnert; V.V. Hagelstrom

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Originally published in 1910, this work presents a fascinating insight into the government and administration of the China of the day. The period was one of immense change as China's leaders turned the nation towards modernity. As student interpreters to the Imperial Russian Legation, the authors had privileged access to the corridors of power and... more...

  • The Changing Japanese Political Systemby Harumi Hori

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Japan?s political stability was shattered after the general election of July 1993 when the conservative Liberal Democratic Party?s thirty-eight year domination ended in defeat. This book examines the impact the 1993 general election had on Japanese politics. Although the LDP regained the position of a ruling party within a year, Hori questions whether... more...

  • Legitimacyby Lynn White

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 176.00

    This book documents the bases for a new view of legitimacy in general and in various parts of Asia, including China, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan. The authors see legitimacy anywhere as always partial, rather than total, and somewhat measurable. more...

  • East Asian Democratizationby Robert Compton

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2000; US$ 125.00

    This text creates an Asian political development model to take into account cultural and historical perspectives. This model is then tested with quantitative indicators and through a series of case studies, based on Japan, South Korea and Thailand. more...

  • Party Politics in Taiwanby Dafydd Fell

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    In 1991 Taiwan held its first fully democratic election. This first single volume of party politics in Taiwan analyzes the evolution of party competition in the country, looking at how Taiwan?s parties have adjusted to their new multi-party election environment. It features key chapters on: the development of party politics in Taiwan the impact... more...