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  • 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...

  • Toward Better Governance in Chinaby Baogang Guo; Dennis V. Hickey; Jon Bond; Jie Chen; Xi Chen; Chia-chen Chou; Sheng Ding; Qian Guo; Dennis Hickey; Diqing Lou; Chunlong Lu; Huhe Narisong; Han-pu Tung; Lin Ye; Yiran Zhou; Xufeng Zhu; Yuchao Zhu

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 84.99

    This book examines contemporary Chinese political reform through an examination of a number of policy initiatives taken in recent years. These include programs designed to improve administrative efficiency, transparency, and accountability, as well as directives aimed at rebuilding the regime's political support though strengthening local legislatures,... more...

  • E-Government in Chinaby Jesper Schlæger

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    This book looks at how information and communication technology influences power relations in public administration in China. It highlights the role of technology in combating corruption, and clarifies the interplay between ideas, institutions and technologies in shaping the foundation for organisational change. 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...

  • Hezbollahby Matthew Levitt

    Georgetown University Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God is the first thorough examination of Hezbollah’s covert activities beyond Lebanon’s borders, including its financial and logistical support networks and its criminal and terrorist operations worldwide. Hezbollah—Lebanon’s "Party of God"—is a multifaceted... more...

  • Dispatches from the Arab Springby Paul Amar; Vijay Prashad

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 69.00

    Bringing together contributors uniquely attuned to the pulse of the region, Dispatches from the Arab Spring offers an urgent analysis of a remarkable ongoing world-historical event that is widely misinterpreted in the West. An unparalleled introduction to the changing Middle East, it offers the most comprehensive and accurate account of the uprisings... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 26.00

    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...

  • Turkey's Democratization Processby Carmen Rodriguez; Antonio Avalos; Hakan Yilmaz; Ana I. Planet

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    Since the end of the 1980 coup d?état Turkey has been in the midst of a complex process of democratization. Applying methodological pluralism in order to provide a comprehensive analysis of this process in a Turkish context, this book brings together contributions from prominent, Turkish, English, French, and Spanish scholars. Turkey?s Democratization... 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...

  • 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...