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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. 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 5th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 28th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 16th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 28th 2013 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 18th 2014
  2. Democratic Development in East Asia
    By Becky Shelley
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  3. Governance and Democracy in the Asia Pacific: Political and Civil Society
    Edited by William Case, Stephen McCarthy
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  4. Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia: The Ideology of the Family-State
    By David Bourchier
    To Be Published November 5th 2014
  5. China's Power and Asian Security
    Edited by Mingjiang Li, Kalyan M. Kemburi
    To Be Published November 18th 2014
  6. Sino-U.S. Energy Triangles: Resource Diplomacy Under Hegemony
    Edited by David Zweig, Yufan Hao
    To Be Published March 14th 2015

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