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Guides to Economic and Political Developments in Asia

The books in this series provide full details of economic and political developments in key countries which were formerly part of the communist world. The books thereby shed a great deal of light on the process of economic and political transition.

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1-10 of 11 results in Guides to Economic and Political Developments in Asia
  1. Vietnam

    A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

    By Ian Jeffries

    Series: Guides to Economic and Political Developments in Asia

    Winning the Vietnam War proved easier than winning the peace. Since 1975, the reunited country has faced the problem of how a poorer, planned economy in which state ownership and control could successfully absorb a more advanced, capitalist economy. In addition, the collapse of communism and the...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  2. North Korea

    A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

    By Ian Jeffries

    Series: Guides to Economic and Political Developments in Asia

    There is much intense interest in North Korea at present. This partly arises from questions about Korea's nuclear capability and intentions, and about the extent to which North Korea may be viewed as 'a rogue state' or part of 'the axis of evil'. In addition, however, North Korea has recently begun...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  3. North Korea, 2009-2012

    A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

    By Ian Jeffries

    Series: Guides to Economic and Political Developments in Asia

    North Korea continues to be a country of great concern internationally, where future developments are uncertain, especially as a result of the succession to the leadership of Kim Jong-un following the death of Kim Jong-il. It is also a country which is relatively unknown and relatively little...

    Published November 20th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Mongolia

    A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

    By Ian Jeffries

    Series: Guides to Economic and Political Developments in Asia

    With Mongolia fast becoming a significant exporter of minerals and raw materials, this book provides a full account of political and economic events in this important country. It focuses on the period since the establishment of the Soviet-backed Mongolian People’s Republic in 1924 and the...

    Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge

  5. China: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

    By Ian Jeffries

    Series: Guides to Economic and Political Developments in Asia

    There is currently widespread interest in the Chinese economy, due to its huge and rapid growth, and the consequent impact on world business and the world economy. At the same time, there are concerns about China's political system, China's human rights record and the degree to which reform - the...

    Published March 21st 2012 by Routledge

  6. Economic Developments in Contemporary Russia

    By Ian Jeffries

    Series: Guides to Economic and Political Developments in Asia

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of Russia’s difficult economic transition from a command economy since the early 1990s. It covers the financial crisis of August 1998 and the global financial crisis a decade later. Key subjects covered include economic transition,...

    Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Contemporary Vietnam

    A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

    By Ian Jeffries

    Series: Guides to Economic and Political Developments in Asia

    This book provides full details of contemporary economic and political developments in Vietnam. It continues the overview of developments up to late 2005 which were covered in the author’s Vietnam: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments (also published by Routledge, 2006). Key...

    Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Political Developments in Contemporary Russia

    By Ian Jeffries

    Series: Guides to Economic and Political Developments in Asia

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of political developments in Russia since late 2000, following on from where the author’s previous publication, The New Russia, left off. It covers all aspects of politics including the following: the highly centralized nature of power in Russia; central...

    Published November 30th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Economic Developments in Contemporary China

    A Guide

    By Ian Jeffries

    Series: Guides to Economic and Political Developments in Asia

    China’s role in global affairs today continues to rise. This book provides an authoritative, comprehensive and detailed overview of contemporary economic developments in China. Key topics include agriculture; the market gradually replacing central planning; the global financial crisis; the reform...

    Published July 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  10. Political Developments in Contemporary China

    A Guide

    By Ian Jeffries

    Series: Guides to Economic and Political Developments in Asia

    China’s role in global events today cannot be overestimated. This book provides a comprehensive and detailed overview of contemporary political developments in China. Key topics covered include: China's international relations with its neighbours and with the international community more widely;...

    Published July 22nd 2010 by Routledge

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