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  • Local Government and Politics in China: Challenges from belowby Yang Zhong

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    After over a decade of administrative and economic reform in mainland China, the center has become increasingly remote and less important for many localities. In many ways, the mobilization capacity of the central government has been weakened. Central government policies are often ignored and local officials are often more interested in personal projects... more...

  • A House for All Peoplesby John M. Allswang

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This book assesses the role of urban ethnic groups, particularly in terms of the rise of the Democratic Party to national predominance between 1928 and 1932. It builds quantitative and qualitative models for the study of ethnic groups in terms of political behavior. Focusing clearly upon political change and the role of ethnicity, the work advances... more...

  • Local Governance Innovation in Chinaby Jessica C. Teets; William Hurst

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Despite a centralized formal structure, Chinese politics and policy-making have long been marked by substantial degrees of regional and local variation and experimentation. These trends have, if anything, intensified as China?s reform matures. Though often remarked upon, the politicsof policy formation, diffusion, and implementation at the subnational... more...

  • Tamed Village ?Democracy?by Guohui Wang

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book reveals the dynamics of contemporary Chinese village politics. By combining abundant empirical data with close observation as an insider, the author illustrates the processes and consequences of transplanting democracy into rural Chinese society. more...

  • Neighborhood Associations and Local Governance in Japanby Robert J. Pekkanen; Yutaka Tsujinaka; Hidehiro Yamamoto

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Although local neighborhood associations are found in many countries, Japan?s are distinguished by their ubiquity, scope of activities, and very high participation rates, making them important for the study of society and politics. Most Japanese belong to one local neighborhood association or another, making them Japan?s most numerous civil society... more...

  • State and Society in Modern Rangoonby Donald M. Seekins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    While most of Asia?s major cities are increasingly homogenized by rapid economic growth and cultural globalization, Rangoon, which is Burma?s former capital and largest city, still bears the imprint of a unique and often turbulent history. It is the site of the Shwedagon Pagoda, a focus of Buddhist pilgrimage and devotion since the early second millennium... more...

  • Decentralization and Its Discontentsby Max R. Lane

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2014; US$ 25.90

    “Decentralization is a major trend in Indonesia since the first decades of that nation under Sukarno and Suharto. Max Lane is justly treasured for illuminating those first decades, for example, through his translations of Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and his excellent book, Unfinished Nation: Indonesia Before and After Suharto. Anyone who... more...

  • Patronage and Powerby Ben Hillman

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    Power and Patronage examines the unwritten rules and inner workings of contemporary China's local politics and government. It exposes how these rules have helped to keep the one-Party state together during decades of tumultuous political, social, and economic change. While many observers of Chinese politics have recognized the importance of informal... more...

  • Neighborhood Politicsby Larry Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 168.95

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Local Politics and Contemporary Transformations in the Arab Worldby Malika Bouziane; Cilja Harders; Anja Hoffmann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    The contributors link innovative analytical concepts and ethnographic in-depth case studies from the Arab world. Based on the debates on politics from below and dynamic concepts of state, all the chapters focus on informal institutions, non-elite actors, and the dynamic and contradictory relationship between state and society. more...