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  1. Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou

    Partisan Conflict, Policy Choices, External Constraints and Security Challenges

    Edited by Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Jacques deLisle

    Series: Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

    In 2008 Ma Ying-jeou was elected President of Taiwan, and the Kuomintang (KMT) returned to power after eight years of rule by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Since taking power, the KMT has faced serious difficulties, as economic growth has been sluggish, society has been polarised over...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Supreme Command, 1914-1918 (Routledge Revivals)

    Volume I

    By Lord Hankey

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Lord Hankey (1877-1963) was a British civil servant and the first Cabinet Secretary, a top aide to Prime Minister David Lloyd George and the War Cabinet that directed Britain in World War One. Mostly derived from the author’s diaries, which begin in March 1915, this study describes how Lord Hankey...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Supreme Command, 1914-1918 (Routledge Revivals)

    Volume II

    By Lord Hankey

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Lord Hankey (1877-1963) was a British civil servant and the first Cabinet Secretary, a top aide to Prime Minister David Lloyd George and the War Cabinet that directed Britain in World War One. Mostly derived from the author’s diaries, which began in March 1915, this study describes how Lord Hankey...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Comparing autocracies in the early Twenty-first Century

    Volume 1: Unpacking Autocracies - Explaining Similarity and Difference

    Edited by Aurel Croissant, Steffen Kailitz, Patrick Koellner, Stefan Wurster

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    Despite the so-called Third Wave of Democratization, many autocracies have been resilient in the face of political change. Moreover, many of the transition processes that could be included in the Third Wave have reached a standstill, or, at the very least, have taken a turn for the worse,...

    Published June 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Putin Redux

    Power and Contradiction in Contemporary Russia

    By Richard Sakwa

    This book builds on the strengths of the previous volumes by the same author to provide the most detailed and nuanced account of the man, his politics and his profound influence on Russian politics, foreign policy and society. However, this is not a new edition of the earlier books but is an...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Political Leadership, Nascent Statehood and Democracy

    A comparative study

    By Ulrika Möller, Isabell Schierenbeck

    Series: Democratization Studies

    Do political leaders determine whether a polity will receive a democratic future or not? Research and advocates of democracy agree on the significance of political elites for democratization, yet there is a need for a more specific understanding of their role. This book develops a theory of...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Perspectives on Presidential Leadership

    An International View of the White House

    Edited by Michael Patrick Cullinane, Clare Frances Elliott

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    In 2011 Barack Obama invited ten distinguished biographers to the White House to ask them one question: which past American president should I emulate? This was not the first time Obama asked scholars this, but the answer he received would differ as presidential legacies waxed and waned. In 2008...

    Published February 24th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Policy Entrepreneurship and Elections in Japan

    A Political Biogaphy of Ozawa Ichiro

    By Takashi Oka

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Ozawa Ichiro is one of the most important figures in Japanese politics, having held the positions of Chief Secretary of the Liberal Democrat Party and, after defection from the LDP, President of the Democratic Party of Japan. Ozawa has distinctive ideas that set him apart from the average Japanese...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Democracy or Alternative Political Systems in Asia

    After the Strongmen

    Edited by Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    From the 1980s onwards, a tide of democratization swept across the Asian region, as the political strongmen who had led since the end of World War II began to fall. Although it is generally assumed that once authoritarian leaders no longer hold power, the political landscape will drastically change...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Selection of Political Party Leaders in Contemporary Parliamentary Democracies

    A Comparative Study

    Edited by Jean-Benoit Pilet, William Cross

    Series: Routledge Research on Social and Political Elites

    This book explores the ways in which political parties, in contemporary parliamentary democracies, choose their leaders and then subsequently hold them accountable. The authors provide a comprehensive examination of party leadership selection and accountability both through examination of parties...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge