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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. Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia

    Architecture and Beyond

    Edited by T.J. Pempel, Chung-Min Lee

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Defining and conceptualizing Northeast Asia’s security complex poses unique quandaries. The security architecture in Northeast Asia to date has been predominately U.S.-dominated bilateral alliances, weak institutional structures and the current Six Party Talks dealing with the North Korean nuclear...

    Published June 7th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Votes, Party Systems and Democracy in Asia

    By Jungug Choi

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This book looks at the link between voters and political party systems in Asian democracies, focusing on India, Indonesia, Korea and the Philippines. It discusses this link in terms of three distinct elements: the formation of voters preferences, the translation of preferences into votes, and the...

    Published April 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  3. China's Multilateral Co-operation in Asia and the Pacific

    Institutionalizing Beijing's 'Good Neighbour Policy'

    By Chien-peng Chung

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The leaders and bureaucrats of China have actively attended, initiated, promoted or made skilful use of regional multilateral political, economic, and security institutions to accelerate regional cooperation and integration with neighboring states, convince Asian states that China’s rise will not...

    Published October 12th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Communitarian Politics in Asia

    By Beng Huat Chua

    Series: Politics in Asia

    With the collapse of European socialism in the late 1980s, ascendancy of the liberal capitalist democracy and individual self-interest became prevalent in the West. In contrast, many polities in Asia, both by tradition and choice, have explicitly adopted communitarianism as a national ideology, for...

    Published September 13th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Rise of China

    Beijing’s Strategies and Implications for the Asia-Pacific

    Edited by Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Cheng-Yi Lin

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Despite the growing internal social unrest and disparity of economic development, the People’s Republic of China is the third largest world economy and the second largest defense spender. Showing no clear signs of slowing down, China’s rise is seen as both an opportunity and a challenge by the...

    Published April 20th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Taiwan in the 21st Century

    Aspects and Limitations of a Development Model

    Edited by J. Megan Greene, Robert Ash

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Throughout the twentieth century Taiwan was viewed as a model - whether in terms of a model colony, a model China or a development model. This perception was based on the notion of Taiwan undergoing an economic miracle and political developments. Yet much of Taiwan’s history is unique and may not...

    Published April 15th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Torture, Truth and Justice

    The Case of Timor-Leste

    By Elizabeth Stanley

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This book highlights how, and why, torture is such a compelling tool for states and other powerful actors. While torture has a short-term use value for perpetrators, it also creates a devastating legacy for victims, their families and communities. In exposing such repercussions, this book addresses...

    Published April 15th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Governance and Regionalism in Asia

    Edited by Nicholas Thomas

    Series: Politics in Asia

    In the decade since the Asian financial crisis the ten states of Southeast Asia that form ASEAN, together with China, Japan and South Korea have formed the basis of a community intended to support the well-being of its member states, markets and peoples. This highly successful regionalisation was...

    Published March 24th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The International Politics of the Asia Pacific

    Third and Revised Edition

    By Michael Yahuda

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This fully revised third edition of Michael Yahuda's extremely successful textbook brings the region fully up-to-date, introducing students to the international politics of the Asia-Pacific region since 1945. As well as assessing the post-Cold War uncertainties that challenged the balance and power...

    Published January 28th 2011 by Routledge

  10. East Asia’s New Democracies

    Deepening, Reversal, Non-liberal Alternatives

    Edited by Yin-wah Chu, Siu-lun Wong

    Series: Politics in Asia

    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...

    Published April 6th 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. New Dynamics in US-China Relations: Contending for the Asia Pacific
    Edited by Mingjiang Li, Kalyan M. Kemburi
    To Be Published September 29th 2014
  2. Democratic Development in East Asia
    By Becky Shelley
    To Be Published November 1st 2014
  3. China's Power and Asian Security
    Edited by Mingjiang Li, Kalyan M. Kemburi
    To Be Published November 19th 2014
  4. Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia: The Ideology of the Family-State
    By David Bourchier
    To Be Published December 4th 2014
  5. Governance and Democracy in the Asia Pacific: Political and Civil Society
    Edited by William Case, Stephen McCarthy
    To Be Published February 15th 2015
  6. Sino-U.S. Energy Triangles: Resource Diplomacy Under Hegemony
    Edited by David Zweig, Yufan Hao
    To Be Published February 15th 2015
  7. The Economy-Security Nexus in Northeast Asia
    Edited by T.J. Pempel
    To Be Published March 1st 2015

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