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Politics in Asia

Politics in Asia

Politics in Asia has long been established as a source of distinctive and authoritative studies on the political life of Asia. The series covers a broad range of countries and aspects of politics, and includes volumes from some of the leading scholars working in the field.

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1-10 of 93 results in Politics in Asia
  1. The Economy-Security Nexus in Northeast Asia

    Edited by T.J. Pempel

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The dynamics of Northeast Asia have traditionally been considered primarily in military and hard security terms or alternatively along their economic dimensions. This book argues that relations among the states of Northeast Asia are far more comprehensible when the mutually shaping interactions...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Japan and Germany as Regional Actors

    Evaluating Change and Continuity after the Cold War

    By Alexandra Sakaki

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The end of the Cold War and the bipolar era constituted a significant change in Germany's and Japan's foreign policy settings, granting both countries greater leeway to pursue policies divergent from Washington's strategy. This important book fills a gap in the existing literature by employing an...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Japan's Relations with Southeast Asia

    The Fukuda Doctrine and Beyond

    Edited by Peng Er Lam

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The Fukuda Doctrine has been the official blueprint to Japan’s foreign policy towards Southeast Asia since 1977. This book examines the Fukuda Doctrine in the context of Japan-Southeast Asia relations, and discusses the possibility of a non-realist approach in the imagining and conduct of...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia

    The Ideology of the Family State

    By David Bourchier

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia charts the origins and development of organicist ideologies in Indonesia from the early 20th century to the present. In doing so, it provides a background to the theories and ideology that informed organicist thought, traces key themes in Indonesian history,...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. China's Power and Asian Security

    Edited by Mingjiang Li, Kalyan M. Kemburi

    Series: Politics in Asia

    One of the most significant factors for contemporary international relations is the growth of China’s economic, military, and political power. Indeed, few analysts would dispute the observation that China’s power has strongly influenced the structure of the international system, major-power...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. New Dynamics in US-China Relations

    Contending for the Asia Pacific

    Edited by Mingjiang Li, Kalyan M. Kemburi

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Washington’s strategic pivot to Asia and Beijing’s pursuit of new strategic and security interests in the region have led to increasing tensions between the two powers. US leaders have stressed that their increased interest in Asia is driven by a desire to benefit from the thriving regional...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Japan’s Civil-Military Diplomacy

    The Banks of the Rubicon

    By Dennis T. Yasutomo

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Since the early 1990s, there has been a clear evolution in the military dimension of Japanese diplomacy. From Gulf War I in 1991 to the present day, an incremental but unmistakable acceptance of, and resort to, military dispatches has taken place, and yet crucially, Japan has not morphed into a...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia

    ASEAN and the Problem of Regional Order, 3rd Edition

    By Amitav Acharya

    Series: Politics in Asia

    In this third edition of Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia, Amitav Acharya offers a comprehensive and critical account of the evolution of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) norms and the viability of the ASEAN way of conflict management. Building on the framework...

    Published March 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. China’s Rise and Regional Integration in East Asia

    Hegemony or community?

    Edited by Yong Wook Lee, Key-young Son

    Series: Politics in Asia

    With featuring far-reaching diversities and disparities among the regional states in their political, economic and social systems and cultural and religious orientations, East Asia is a microcosm of international society at large. Nevertheless, there are unique dynamics unfolding in East Asia at...

    Published February 20th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Democratization in China, Korea and Southeast Asia?

    Local and National Perspectives

    Edited by Kate Xiao Zhou, Shelley Rigger, Lynn T. White III

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Rapid economic pluralization in East Asia has empowered local and medial groups, and with this change comes the need to rethink usual notions regarding ways in which "democracies" emerge or "citizens" gain more power. Careful examination of current developments in China, Korea, and Southeast Asia...

    Published January 16th 2014 by Routledge