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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. Asia-Pacific Security Dynamics in the Obama Era

    A New World Emerging

    By S Mahmud Ali

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This book examines the critical changes to the Asia-Pacific security architecture emerging in the context of shifts in the global order as the Obama Administration’s major strategic innovation and likely legacy unfold. The author reviews the state of the international security system during the...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. New Thinking about the Taiwan Issue

    Theoretical insights into its origins, dynamics, and prospects

    Edited by Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Dennis V. Hickey

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The "Taiwan question" has long been considered one of the most complicated and explosive issues in global politics. In recent years, however, relations between Taiwan and the Chinese mainland have improved substantially to the surprise of many. In this ground-breaking collection, distinguished...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The US Versus the North Korean Nuclear Threat

    Mitigating the Nuclear Security Dilemma

    By Er-Win Tan

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Although the current world order is still dominated by the US, there is increasing international concern over the possibility of regional security dilemmas arising from smaller powers’ attempts to develop Weapons of Mass Destruction. A study of US-North Korean interaction using the security dilemma...

    Published November 29th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Democracy in Eastern Asia

    Issues, Problems and Challenges in a Region of Diversity

    Edited by Edmund S. K. Fung, Steven Drakeley

    Series: Politics in Asia

    With the ‘Asian Century’ now upon us, bringing with it many profound economic and political changes to the world order, it is very timely to assess the state of democracy in the Asian region. Focusing on Eastern Asia, this book provides such a review, highlighting lines of connections between the...

    Published October 24th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Parliaments in Asia

    Institution Building and Political Development

    Edited by Zheng Yongnian, Lye Liang Fook, Wilhelm Hofmeister

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Much writing on politics in Asia revolves around the themes of democracy and democratisation with a particular focus on political systems and political parties. This book, on the other hand, examines the role that parliaments – a key institution of democracy – play in East, Southeast and South Asia...

    Published October 17th 2013 by Routledge

  6. China, Arms Control, and Non-Proliferation

    By Wendy Frieman

    Series: Politics in Asia

    China, Arms Control, and Non-Proliferation is an empirically and conceptually path-breaking book that documents China's participation in international arms control and non-proliferation regimes from 1985 to 2001. The book focuses on the distinction between US expectations of Chinese compliance,...

    Published July 29th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Foreign Policy Making in Taiwan

    From Principle to Pragmatism

    By Dennis V. Hickey

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Following President Chen Sui-bian’s victory in the controversial 2004 presidential election, this book examines the future direction of Taiwan’s foreign policy, focusing on the internal and external forces that influence and shape the countries foreign policy decisions today. The author suggests...

    Published March 5th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Chinese Diplomacy and the UN Security Council

    Beyond the Veto

    By Joel Wuthnow

    Series: Politics in Asia

    China has emerged in the 21st century as a sophisticated, and sometimes contentious, actor in the United Nations Security Council. This is evident in a range of issues, from negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program to efforts to bring peace to Darfur. Yet China’s role as a veto-holding member of the...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Secessionism and Separatism in Europe and Asia

    To Have a State of One’s Own

    Edited by Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Aleksandar Pavković

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The boundaries between secessionism and separatism are often blurred, and in many cases study of secessionism encompasses that of separatism and vice versa. Recognising this inherent relationship, this book provides a comparative survey of recent attempts at secession and separatist movements from...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Party Politics in Taiwan

    Party Change and the Democratic Evolution of Taiwan, 1991-2004

    By Dafydd Fell

    Series: Politics in Asia

    In 1991 Taiwan held its first fully democratic election. This first single volume of party politics in Taiwan analyzes the evolution of party competition in the country, looking at how Taiwan’s parties have adjusted to their new multi-party election environment. It features key chapters on: the...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge