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  • The Transformation of the Japanese Leftby Sarah Hyde

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the transition within the Japanese party system that has seen the demise of ?the old socialists?, the Japan Socialist Party, and in its place, the emergence of the Democratic Party of Japan as the leading opposition party. Sarah Hyde has produced an original book which looks at the intra-left (non-communist) opposition party manoeuvrings during... more...

  • Patron-Client Politics and Elections in Hong Kongby Bruce Kam-kwan Kwong

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    The study of patron-client politics is new to the study of Hong Kong political science. This book examines whether patron-client relations are critical to the electoral victory of candidates; how the political elites cultivate support from clients in order to obtain more votes during local elections; and tests the extent to which whether patron-client... more...

  • The Rise of Japanese NGOsby Kim D. Reimann

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Over the past two decades, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have exploded in number and emerged as a new force in international and transnational politics. Why, however, do some countries nonetheless have more active NGO sectors than others? Using the case of Japan, this book uncovers patterns of convergence and divergence in levels of... more...

  • Reconstructing the Third Wave of Democracyby Rita Kiki Edozie; Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo

    UPA 2008; US$ 40.99

    Since the 1990s, trends in African politics require the realization that the public policy practice and the theoretical analysis of 'democracy and democratization' are becoming increasingly important tenets for understanding the contemporary political science of the region. Reconstructing the Third Wave of Democracy explains these new political processes... more...

  • Kingship in Early Medieval Chinaby Andrew Eisenberg

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    The institution of the Retired Emperor forms the innovative angle from which this study analyzes Classical Chinese political history (4th to 7th centuries A.D.) and lays bare broader patterns of political and social action of Classical Chinese monarchy. The author lays a basis for a new framework to think about kingship and succession in East Asia. more...

  • Towards a Democratic Nepalby Mahendra Lawoti

    SAGE India 2005; US$ 29.95

    Providing a comprehensive critique of the Constitution adopted in 1990, this book identifies it as an important factor in the exclusion of various ethnic and minority groups. It examines the causes for the lack of democratic consolidation in Nepal and outlines alternative institutions that can give voice to the various socio-cultural groups in the... more...

  • Modernization, Democracy, and Islamby Shireen Hunter; Huma Malick

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 127.00

    The Islamic world has a poor record in terms of modernization and democracy. However, the source of this situation is not religion, but factors including colonialism, international economic and trading systems, and the role of the military, among others. Recognizing these themes allows the consideration of possible remedies for change in the Muslim... more...

  • Fighting Corruption in Transition Economies, Armenia 2005by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 42.00

    This book presents the outcomes of a review of legal and institutional frameworks for fighting corruption in Armenia, which was carried out in the framework of the Anti-Corruption Network for Transition Economies based at the OECD. The review examined national anti-corruption policy and institutions currently in place in Armenia, national anti-corruption... more...

  • East Asia?s New Democraciesby Yin-wah Chu; Siu-lun Wong

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 53.95

    This collection brings us up-to-date on the contemporary situations in the new democracies of East Asia, and debates on the prospect of introducing liberal democracy to this part of the world. The chapters cover a wide range of cases, including in-depth examination of China, Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, and broad comparisons of Malaysia,... more...

  • Choosing the Republicby Glenn Patmore

    University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    It has been ten years since the 1999 Republican referendum failed. Whilst it was ultimately unsuccessful, it has engaged people in a debate that has spanned a decade. Australians seem to want a republic, but there is uncertainty about what kind of republic we want. If we wish to understand the implications and future of republicanism, we need to know... more...