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  • Confucian Culture and Democracyby John Fuh-sheng Hsieh

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 114.00

    The debate over the compatibility of Confucian culture with democracy is an ongoing one. Yet, few books in the existing literature have dealt specifically with the relationship between Confucian culture (as opposed to Confucianism or general cultural factors) and democracy. Prior to the end of the Second World War, no Confucian society was democratic,... more...

  • Inside Out India and Chinaby William Antholis

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    One third of humanity is governed by two capitals, New Delhi and Beijing. Increasingly, these two countries are being led not from the top down, but rather from the Inside Out. In 2014, India overwhelmingly elected Narendra Modi minister, a man who rose to national prominence as chief minister of Gujarat, India's fastest growing state. Likewise,... more...

  • Party Politics in Japanby Ronald J. Hrebenar; Akira Nakamura

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The Japanese political system is a parliamentary democracy and was the first western style government in Asia when the parliamentary system was adopted in the 1880s. It has a multiparty system, free elections, and a parliament that functions much the same way that any other democratic parliament functions, however for much of its existence the Japanese... more...

  • Ethnicity and Elections in Turkeyby Gul Akdag

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey attempts to understand the mobilization strategies of incumbent parties to consolidate and increase their support among swing voters of an ethnic group. By analyzing the strategy of AKP on voters of Kurdish origin, it investigates the conditions under which it can mobilize them through the clientelistic network and... more...

  • 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...

  • KENIA: Reportagen aus dem Inneren eines zerissenen Landesby Thilo Thielke

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 18.93

    Januar 2008: Kenia stand an der Schwelle zum Bürgerkrieg. Mit Macheten bewaffnete Jugendliche wüteten in den riesigen Slums der Hauptstadt Nairobi, im Westen des Landes wurden?Protestmärsche niedergeknüppelt und im Rift Valley verbrannten Menschen in Kirchen. Auslöser der Unruhen waren die Präsidentschaftswahlen vom 27. Dezember 2007. Präsident Mwai... more...

  • Building Civil Society in Authoritarian Chinaby John W. Tai

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    How is modern civil society created There are few contemporary studies on this important question and when it is addressed, scholars tend to emphasize the institutional environment that facilitates a modern civil society. However, there is a need for a new perspective on this issue. Contemporary China, where a modern civil society remains in a nascent... more...

  • The Arab Springby Astrid B. Boening

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Beginning in 2010, there has been a consolidating cooperation among existing powers in the Euro-Mediterranean in face of the rapid de-stabilization of the Arab region. This fact alone accelerated the hesitant responses by the EU towards emerging hegemons, particularly Russia and China, who?in-turn applied traditional mechanisms of increasing regional... 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...