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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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31-40 of 92 results in Politics in Asia
  1. 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

  2. Asian States

    Beyond the Developmental Perspective

    Edited by Richard Boyd, Tak-Wing Ngo

    Series: Politics in Asia

    A team of international leading experts provide a much needed re-examination of the theoretical claims and the empirical foundation of developmental state theory. Asian States argues that regardless of the merits of the developmental state as an explanation of economic growth, it falls far...

    Published December 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  3. Security and Migration in Asia

    The dynamics of securitisation

    Edited by Melissa Curley, Siu-lun Wong

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Security and Migration in Asia explores how various forms of unregulated and illegal forms of human movement within Asia and beyond the region have come to be treated as 'security' issues, and whether and how a 'securitization' framework enables a more effective response to them. The process...

    Published December 15th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Political Transitions in Dominant Party Systems

    Learning to Lose

    Edited by Joseph Wong, Edward Friedman

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This is a path-breaking study by leading scholars of comparative politics examining the internal transformations of dominant parties in both authoritarian and democratic settings. The principle question examined in this book is what happens to dominant political parties when they lose or...

    Published October 13th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Elections as Popular Culture in Asia

    Edited by Beng Huat Chua

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Conventional political science depicts legitimate elections as rational affairs in which informed voters select candidates for office according to how their coherently presented aims, ideologies and policies appeal to the self-interest of the electorate. In reality elections, whether in first world...

    Published August 5th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia

    ASEAN and the Problem of Regional Order, 2nd Edition

    By Amitav Acharya

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This second edition of Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia takes the excellent framework from Acharya's first edition and brings it up-to-date, looking at ASEAN's comprehensive and critical account of the evolution of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) norms and...

    Published June 9th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Japan and China in the World Political Economy

    Edited by Saadia Pekkanen, Kellee Tsai

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Two powers in East Asia today stand to define the region's economic and commercial future: Japan, which rose in a spectacular industrial burst to become at present the world's second largest economy; and China, which is rapidly advancing towards a market economy under the watchful eye of the world....

    Published May 21st 2009 by Routledge

  8. State Making in Asia

    Edited by Richard Boyd, Tak-Wing Ngo

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Including contributions from an international team of leading experts, this volume examines state making from a uniquely Asian perspective and reveals some of the misunderstandings that arise when states and state making are judged solely on the basis of Western history. The contributors argue that...

    Published May 21st 2009 by Routledge

  9. Political Cultures in Asia and Europe

    Citizens, States and Societal Values

    By Jean Blondel, Takashi Inoguchi

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This book is a study of the attitudes to political and social life among the citizens of eighteen countries in Western Europe, East and Southeast Asia. Drawing on data from the largest cross-national survey on political culture for the last half a century, this book assesses how political...

    Published May 21st 2009 by Routledge

  10. Advancing East Asian Regionalism

    Edited by Melissa Curley, Nicholas Thomas

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Developments in East Asia have progressed rapidly in terms of regionalism since the 1997 crisis. The end of the Asian miracle called into question not only the capacity of regional states to meet the needs of their attendant peoples, but also challenged the viability of regional organizations, such...

    Published May 21st 2009 by Routledge