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Critical Issues in Modern Politics

The Critical Issues in Modern Politics series considers key areas of recent politics. The series includes collections which examine the modern politics of countries around the globe, often contending with controversial and highly contested areas of politics. Titles within the series include the likes of Politics of the Modern Arab World, Politics of Modern Southeast Asia and Politics of Modern Iran. The latest addition to the series examines the politics of one of the most controversial counties in the modern word: The Politics and International Relations of Modern Korea.

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1-10 of 11 results in Critical Issues in Modern Politics
  1. Politics of Modern Iran

    Edited by Ali M. Ansari

    Series: Critical Issues in Modern Politics

    A quarter of a century on from the revolution of 1979 there is an ongoing political struggle within Iran between traditionalists and modernists, with the ever-younger average age of the population playing a dynamic role. And on the international stage, the big issues remain Iran’s hostility towards...

    Published February 28th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Politics of Modern Southeast Asia

    Edited by Allen Hicken

    Series: Critical Issues in Modern Politics

    Southeast Asia offers a rich tapestry of comparatively under-studied countries that shed light on political dynamics and political economy within developing states. Some countries manage rapid economic development while others do not; Southeast Asia is home to some of the fastest growing economies...

    Published April 7th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Politics of Modern Central Asia

    Edited by Bhavna Dave

    Series: Critical Issues in Modern Politics

    The study of contemporary Central Asia has acquired significant scholarly attention since the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Central Asian Studies (which focuses on the five post-Soviet states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) is a burgeoning...

    Published December 21st 2009 by Routledge

  4. China's International Relations in Asia

    Edited by Li Mingjiang

    Series: Critical Issues in Modern Politics

    The startling growth of China’s economic and military power, as well as its cultural influence, is having a huge impact on the rest of the world. The key region to observe this impact is, of course, Asia and the past decade has witnessed significant and multi-faceted changes in China’s policy...

    Published December 14th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Politics of Modern China

    Edited by Yongnian Zheng, Yiyi Lu, Lynn T. White III

    Series: Critical Issues in Modern Politics

    After nearly three decades of rapid economic development, China is now a major power whose actions can significantly affect other countries, from America to Zimbabwe. As a result, China Studies has grown exponentially. In particular, there is a growing interest in studies of Chinese politics, not...

    Published September 29th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Regionalism in Asia

    Edited by See Seng Tan

    Series: Critical Issues in Modern Politics

    Especially since the end of the Cold War, research on and around the international relations of Asia has grown exponentially and, to make sense of what is now a vast and unwieldly corpus of scholarly literature, this new four-volume collection from Routledge’s Critical Issues in Modern Politics...

    Published June 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  7. Politics of Modern South Asia

    Edited by Subrata K. Mitra

    Series: Critical Issues in Modern Politics

    Comprising the states of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives, South Asia has gained considerable international visibility over the past decade. Nuclear proliferation, the rapid evolution of India as a major global economic player, the emergence of new markets,...

    Published December 12th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Politics of the Modern Arab World

    Edited by Laleh Khalili

    Series: Critical Issues in Modern Politics

    This new four-volume collection of cutting-edge and canonical scholarship counters the oft-cited opinion that studies of Middle Eastern politics are devoid of social scientific theory and method by providing an overview of the state of the scholarship in the field, innovations therein, and the...

    Published July 16th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Politics of Modern Japan

    Edited by Christopher Hood

    Series: Critical Issues in Modern Politics

    Owing to the changing nature of Japan and its role within the world, more needs to be known of the dynamics of Japanese politics. This timely set brings together key articles on the most crucial issues facing Japanese politics today, and the relationship between Japanese politics and the main...

    Published June 26th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Politics of Modern Taiwan

    Edited by Dafydd Fell

    Series: Critical Issues in Modern Politics

    This new Routledge Major Work is a four-volume collection which gathers the best and most influential research on the contemporary politics of Taiwan. Although the collected materials are in English, they include contributions from leading Taiwan experts in Europe, the United States, Japan, and...

    Published May 2nd 2008 by Routledge

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