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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. Islam in Malaysian Foreign Policy

    By Shanti Nair

    Series: Politics in Asia

    A case study of a multi-ethnic Muslim state and a contribution to the study of the domestic functions of foreign policy. The book also addresses the real and imagined significance of Islam as a force in contemporary global politics....

    Published July 2nd 1997 by Routledge

  2. Taiwan and Chinese Nationalism

    National Identity and Status in International Society

    By Christopher Hughes

    Series: Politics in Asia

    For China, Taiwan is next in line to be unified with the People's Republic after Hong Kong in 1997. China's claim on Taiwan is of great importance to the politics of Chinese Nationalism, and is central to the dynamics of power in this most volatile of regions. The democratic challenge from Taiwan...

    Published June 18th 1997 by Routledge

  3. Japan's Asia Policy

    Regional Security and Global Interests

    By Wolf Mendl

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This volume provides a timely and expert analysis of Japan's Asia policy as the country continues to address the future through trying to cope with the burden of a chequered past. Dr Mendl locates his expostion of Japan's policy towards both North-East and South-East Asia in a full historical and...

    Published June 11th 1997 by Routledge

  4. Communitarian Ideology and Democracy in Singapore

    By Beng-Huat Chua

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The economic success of Singapore has established the country as a model for other nations. Yet until now the ideas behind this accomplishment have not been critically examined. Communitarian Ideology and Democracy in Singapore fills this gap. The book outlines the policies the ruling party has...

    Published April 30th 1997 by Routledge

  5. Managing Political Change in Singapore

    The Elected Presidency

    Edited by Lam Peng Er, Kevin Tan

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The Singapore parliament's creation of an elected presidency in 1991 was the biggest constitutional and political change in Singapore's modern era. This multi-disciplinary study gathers papers from leading scholars in law, history, political science and economics to examine how political change is...

    Published February 19th 1997 by Routledge

  6. The State and Ethnic Politics in SouthEast Asia

    By David Brown

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Ethnic tensions in Southeast Asia represent a clear threat to the future stability of the region. David Brown's clear and systematic study outlines the patterns of ethnic politics in:* Burma* Singapore* Indonesia* Malaysia* ThailandThe study considers the influence of the State on the formation of...

    Published November 6th 1996 by Routledge

  7. Korea versus Korea

    A Case of Contested Legitimacy

    By Barry Gills

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This study traces the historic course of diplomatic competition between the rival Koreas within the context of a changing international system. This innovative analysis focuses on the dynamic interaction of domestic and international political economies and their effects on the conduct of diplomacy...

    Published October 30th 1996 by Routledge

  8. Hong Kong

    China's Challenge

    By Michael Yahuda

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The return of Hong Kong to China in July 1997 has the potential to benefit China's rapidly expanding economy. China's handling of the transition will have enormous implications for her international standing. This is the first study to analyse the serious problems and real opportunities that the...

    Published July 17th 1996 by Routledge

  9. Political Change in South-East Asia

    Trimming the Banyan Tree

    By Michael R.J Vatikiotis

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Political Change in South-East Asia takes up the debate between those who resist the pressure for democracy and point to unchanging 'Asian' values, and those who believe that the appeal of democracy is universal.The author examines the case for both sides and concludes that the strong state will be...

    Published June 26th 1996 by Routledge

  10. The Challenge to Democracy in Nepal

    By T. Louise Brown

    Series: Politics in Asia

    In 1990 Nepal's Peoples Movement reduced King Birendra from an absolute ruler to a constitutional monarch. This book is the first academic analysis of these events and places the 'revolution' of 1990 within the context of Nepali history.Louise Brown examines the background to Nepal's recent...

    Published December 27th 1995 by Routledge