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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. Singapore's Foreign Policy

    Coping with Vulnerability

    By Michael Leifer

    Series: Politics in Asia

    In the years following its traumatic separation from Malaysia, Singapore has risen to become one of the leading economic powers in Southeast Asia. This economic strength has carried it through the recent East Asian economic crisis, as well as providing the resources for an excellent defence...

    Published June 1st 2000 by Routledge

  2. Engaging China

    The Management of an Emerging Power

    Edited by Alastair Iain Johnston, Robert S. Ross

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Engaging China is one of the first books to look at the responses of major international powers to the recent economic growth of China. Anyone interested in the financial fortunes of the Asia-Pacific region cannot afford to ignore the rise of China as an economic power since the 1970s. Economic...

    Published August 26th 1999 by Routledge

  3. Indonesia and China

    The Politics of a Troubled Relationship

    By Rizal Sukma

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Indonesia broke off relations with China in 1967 and resumed them only in 1990. Rizal Sukma asks why. His answers shed light on Indonesia's foreign policy, the nature of the New Order's domestic politics, the mixed functions of diplomatic ties, the legitimacy of the new regime, and the role of...

    Published June 24th 1999 by Routledge

  4. Arming the Two Koreas

    State, Capital and Military Power

    By Taik-Young Hamm

    Series: Politics in Asia

    North Korea has traditionally been seen as militarily superior to South Korea in the long feud between the two nations. This brilliantly argued book taps into a great deal of news interest in North Korea at the moment in the wake of recent hostility against Japan. Hamm controversially shows that...

    Published June 24th 1999 by Routledge

  5. Malaysian Politics Under Mahathir

    By Diane K. Mauzy, R. S. Milne

    Series: Politics in Asia

    A hard-hitting and readable book which examines Mahathir's character, his ideas and policies and relates them to the social, economic and political setting inside Malaysia. Up until recently, high rates of economic growth and a striking reduction in poverty have been the hallmarks of this vibrant...

    Published March 11th 1999 by Routledge

  6. Indonesian Politics Under Suharto

    The Rise and Fall of the New Order

    By Michael R J Vatikiotis

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This revised third edition provides an analysis of Suharto's New Order from its inception to the emergence of B.J. Habibie as President. The author reassesses the New Order's origins and its military roots and evaluates the considerable economic changes that have taken place since the 1960s. He...

    Published October 15th 1998 by Routledge

  7. The Politics of NGOs in Southeast Asia

    Participation and Protest in the Philippines

    By Gerard Clarke

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The Politics of NGOs in Southeast Asia traces the history of the emergence of NGOs in the Philippines and southeast Asia and the political factors which encouraged this. The main focus is on the period from the mid-1990s when NGOs first became a notable force in the region. It documents the complex...

    Published April 23rd 1998 by Routledge

  8. Politics in Indonesia

    Democracy, Islam and the Ideology of Tolerance

    By Douglas E. Ramage

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Politics in Indonesia describes the attitudes, aspirations and frustrations of the key players in Indonesian politics as they struggle to shape the future. The book focuses on the role of political Islam; Douglas E. Ramage shows that the state has been remarkably successful in maintaining secular...

    Published October 9th 1997 by Routledge

  9. Political Change in Thailand

    Democracy and Participation

    Edited by Kevin Hewison

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This book provides an assessment of approaches to studying Thai politics, the various forces reshaping the forms of political activity and their roles in the fluid contemporary political environment. This volume will be of particular interest to those who require an understanding of the complex and...

    Published October 9th 1997 by Routledge

  10. 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 3rd 1997 by Routledge