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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 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 14th 2009 by Routledge

  2. 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 12th 2009 by Routledge

  3. 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 4th 2009 by Routledge

  4. 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 7th 2009 by Routledge

  5. 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 20th 2009 by Routledge

  6. 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 20th 2009 by Routledge

  7. 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 20th 2009 by Routledge

  8. 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 20th 2009 by Routledge

  9. South Korean Engagement Policies and North Korea

    Identities, Norms and the Sunshine Policy

    By Key-young Son

    Series: Politics in Asia

    A fresh historical and theoretical exploration of the much-debated, but still elusive, question of the Korean divide. In contrast to much of the literature on the divide, which deals with state-building on the two sides of the Demilitarized Zone, this book sheds light on the slow, but steady...

    Published April 14th 2009 by Routledge

  10. The Balance of Power in Asia-Pacific Security

    US-China Policies on Regional Order

    By Liselotte Odgaard

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Investigating the dynamics of balancing patterns in the Asia-Pacific, this book focuses particularly on the contribution of great powers and middle powers to regional stability. Taking the US and China as great powers, and using ASEAN, Russia, Australia and South Korea as example of middle powers,...

    Published April 14th 2009 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. Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia: The Ideology of the Family-State
    By David Bourchier
    To Be Published November 5th 2014
  4. China's Power and Asian Security
    Edited by Mingjiang Li, Kalyan M. Kemburi
    To Be Published November 18th 2014
  5. Governance and Democracy in the Asia Pacific: Political and Civil Society
    Edited by William Case, Stephen McCarthy
    To Be Published February 14th 2015
  6. Sino-U.S. Energy Triangles: Resource Diplomacy Under Hegemony
    Edited by David Zweig, Yufan Hao
    To Be Published February 14th 2015

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