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  1. 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 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Politics of Coalition in Korea

    Between Institutions and Culture

    By Youngmi Kim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    This book examines how inter- and intra-party coalition-building affects governability in South Korea. Focusing on the Kim Dae-jung administration (1998-2003) as a case study in the failure of a government to turn electoral success into stable governability, or ability to implement reform policies,...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Retirement, Work and Pensions in Ageing Korea

    Edited by Jae-Jin Yang, Thomas Klassen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    Even among the four Asian tigers, with their economic miracles during the past several decades that allowed them to join the ranks of the developed nations, South Korea is extraordinary. As significant as its economic progress, from a dirt poor and devastated nation in the 1960s, is South Korea’s...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Korean Women's Movement and the State

    Bargaining for Change

    By Seung-kyung Kim, Kyounghee Kim

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book asks what strategies women’s movements can employ to induce law and policy changes at the national level that will assist women’s equality without sacrificing their feminist energy, movement cohesiveness and core feminist commitments. The book takes up this question in order to emphasize...

    Published December 13th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 29th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Institutional Economics and National Competitiveness

    Edited by Young Back Choi

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book offers a strong contribution to the growing field of institutional economics, going beyond the question of why institutions matter and examines the ways in which different types of institutions are conducive to the enhancement of competitiveness and economic development. Adopting a...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Korea’s Occupied Cinemas, 1893-1948

    The Untold History of the Film Industry

    By Brian Yecies, Ae-Gyung Shim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Korea’s Occupied Cinemas, 1893-1948 compares and contrasts the development of cinema in Korea during the Japanese occupation (1910-1945) and US Army Military (1945-1948) periods within the larger context of cinemas in occupied territories. It differs from previous studies by drawing links between...

    Published November 8th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Korean Wave

    Korean Media Go Global

    Edited by Youna Kim

    Series: Internationalizing Media Studies

    Since the late 1990s South Korea has emerged as a new center for the production of transnational popular culture - the first instance of a major global circulation of Korean popular culture in history. Why popular (or not)? Why now? What does it mean socially, culturally and politically in a global...

    Published November 5th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Korean Women Managers and Corporate Culture

    Challenging Tradition, Choosing Empowerment, Creating Change

    By Jean R. Renshaw

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    The typical view of Korean women is not as managers. The stereotype is of Korean women serving and pleasing men, or more recently as aggressive shopkeepers and bar-owners. Very little has been written to challenge this misconception. This fascinating book reveals there have always been managers...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 24th 2013 by Routledge