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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Yet, despite a deteriorating economy characterized by declining industrial output, outdated technology, and difficulty feeding its people, the country has been able to persist and continues to plod along.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 provides an in-depth analysis from an Iraqi perspective on the political development in Iraq since 2003, thereby filling a gap that currently exists in the discussion of this embattled nation. Within its pages, author David Ghanim scrutinizes the many contradictions of the new experience in Iraq and exposes the myth of a "new democratic... more...


    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • Democratizing Taiwanby J. Bruce Jacobs

    BRILL 2012; US$ 103.00

    Taiwan is only one of four consolidated Asian democracies. Democratizing Taiwan provides the most comprehensive analysis of Taiwan's peaceful democratization including the past authoritarian experience, leadership both within and outside government, popular protest and elections, and constitutional interpretation and amendments. more...

  • China's Democratic Futureby Bruce Gilley

    Columbia University Press 2004; US$ 29.99

    The end of communist rule in China will be one of the most momentous events of the twenty-first century, sounding the death knell for the Marxist-Leninist experiment and changing the lives of a fifth of humanity. This book provides a likely blow-by-blow account of how the Chinese Communist Party will be removed from power and how a new democracy... more...

  • Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkeyby Ahmet Kuru; Alfred Stepan

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    While Turkey has grown as a world power, promoting the image of a progressive and stable nation, several policy choices have strained its relationship with the East and the West. Providing social, historical, and religious context for Turkey's singular behavior, the essays in Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey examine issues relevant to Turkish... more...

  • The Arab Springby Hamid Dabashi

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 19.95

    This pioneering explanation of the Arab Spring will define a new era of thinking about the Middle East. In this landmark book, Hamid Dabashi argues that the uprisings occurring from Morocco to Iran and from Syria to Yemen have been driven by a delayed defiance that signifies no less than the end of postcolonialism. As he brilliantly explains, the permanent... more...

  • The China Waveby Weiwei Zhang

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 22.00

    This is a best-seller in China and a geopolitical book for our times. As a leading thinker from China, Zhang Weiwei provides an original, comprehensive and engrossing study on the rise of China and its effective yet controversial model of development, and the book has become a centerpiece of an unfolding debate within China on the nature and future... more...