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East Asia Including China, Japan, Korea

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • State?Society Relations and Governance in Chinaby Sujian Guo; John Creed; Sheng Ding; Joseph Fewsmith; David S. G. Goodman; Wenshan Jia; Guoli Liu; Josef Gregory Mahoney; Edwin E. Moise; Nele Noesselt; G. Venkat Raman; Dorothy J. Solinger; Lynn T. White III; Teresa Wright

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    State ? Society Relations and Governance in China , a wide-ranging collection of essays written by scholars from both inside and outside China, explores the complexity of the changing state-society relationship and the modes and practices of governance in China by combining theoretical exploration and empirical case studies. more...

  • China’s Collective Presidencyby Angang Hu

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book examines the historical development of China's collective presidency and identifies five key mechanisms which effectively reduce the asymmetries of knowledge and power. The mechanisms discussed are: group or collective succession, collective division of responsibilities and cooperation, collective learning, collective research and collective... 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...

  • China's Political Developmentby Kenneth G. Lieberthal; Cheng Li; Yu Keping

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 36.95

    China's path to political reform over the last three decades has been slow, but discourse among Chinese political scientists continues to be vigorous and forward thinking. China's Political Development offers a unique look into the country's evolving political process by combining chapters authored by twelve prominent Chinese political scientists... more...

  • Growing Democracy in Japanby Brian Woodall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 50.00

    The world's third largest economy and a stable democracy, Japan remains a significant world power; but its economy has become stagnant, and its responses to the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 and the nuclear crisis that followed have raised international concerns. Despite being constitutionally modeled on Great Britain's "Westminster"-style... more...

  • Politics in Chinaby William A. Joseph

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 40.99

    On October 1, 2009, the People's Republic of China (PRC) celebrated the 60th anniversary of its founding. And what an eventful and tumultuous six decades it had been. During that time, under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), China was transformed from one of the world's poorest countries into the world's fastest growing... more...

  • Mikropolitische Dynamik im Innovationsprozessby Alexander Löcher

    Springer 2014; US$ 49.99

    ?Komplexe technische Innovationsvorhaben in der Ministerialverwaltung entsprechen nicht dem Bild einer nuchternen ?technischen Umrustung? der Verwaltungsorganisation. Vielmehr handelt es sich um einen machtgeleiteten Prozess, in dem der Technikeinsatz von den unterschiedlichen Interessen der Akteure politisiert wird. Das Handeln der Beteiligten zielt... more...