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  • The Reform of Governanceby Keping Yu

    BRILL 2010; US$ 224.00

    The Reform of Governance is a translated collection of articles providing a look at how scholars in China have been assessing their country's recent governmental history. This volume, as well as the others in the SSRC series, provides Western scholars with an accessible English-language look at the state of current Chinese scholarship, and as such,... more...

  • Ballot Box Chinaby Kerry Brown

    Zed Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    Since 1988, China has undergone one of the largest, but least understood, experiments in grassroots democracy. Across 600,000 villages, with almost a million elections, some three million officials have been elected. This book looks at the history of the elections, how they arose, what they have achieved and where they might be going, exploring the... more...

  • State and Civil Societyby Deng Zhenglai

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 172.00

    This volume, the second installment in the series on "Developing China - Translated Research from China", contains a collection of the most outstanding academic articles written by prestigious Chinese scholars of humanities and social sciences in the past three decades. The volume aims to present to international readers a comprehensive discussion... more...

  • Continent, Coast, Oceanby Ooi Kee Beng; Ding Choo Ming

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2007; US$ 65.90

    This collection of articles takes a long look at the dynamics of regionalism in Eastern Asia and shows how although the past limits the future, its hold on our possibilities for peaceful coexistence is not as strong as we think. What makes this volume unique is that Taiwanese scholars are brought together with Malaysian scholars to discuss a subject... 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...

  • Hizbullah's Identity Constructionby Joseph Alagha; David J. Wertheim; Ido de Haan; Joel Cahen

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    As the dominant political force in Lebanon and one of the most powerful post-Islamist organizations in the world, Hizbullah is a source of great controversy and uncertainty in the West. Despite the significant attention paid to this group by the media, the details of Hizbullah?s evolution have frequently confounded politicians?and even scholars. In... more...

  • The Survival of North Koreaby Suk Hi Kim; Terence Roehrig; Bernhard Seliger

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Since the end of the Cold War, scholars and analysts have been predicting the collapse of the communist regime in North Korea. Yet, despite a deteriorating economy characterized by declining industrial output, outdated technology, and difficulty feeding its people, the country has been able to persist and continues to plod along. How has North Korea... more...

  • Iraq's Dysfunctional Democracyby David Ghanim

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 53.00

    This book examines Iraq since 2003 and argues that a new democratic Iraq cannot be grounded on destructive politics of victimization, narrow nationalism, sectarian confessionalism, and a consensual, power-sharing political arrangement. more...

  • China Experimentsby Ann Florini; Hairong Lai; Yeling Tan

    Brookings Institution Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    All societies face a key question: how to empower governments to perform essential governmental functions while constraining the arbitrary exercise of power. This balance, always in flux, is particularly fluid in today’s China. This insightful book examines the changing relationship between that state and its society, as demonstrated by numerous... more...


    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 146.00

    Some fledging democracies in the world have encountered setbacks due to political parties trying to grapple with the expectations of sophisticated electorates and introducing gradual political reforms over the years. This book describes how democracy is evolving in East Asia and how it assumes different forms in different countries, with political... more...