Asian Research

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Contacts

Editorial Inquiries
  1. Dorothea Schaefter (on leave)
    Senior Editor, Central, South and Southeast Asia
    Jillian Morrison, Acting Associate Editor

  2. Stephanie Rogers
    Publisher, East Asia

  3. Peter Sowden
    Editor, Asia

Other Inquiries

Politics in Asia

  1. Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia

    The Ideology of the Family-State

    By David Bourchier

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia charts the origins and development of organicist ideologies in Indonesia from the early 20th century to the present. In doing so, it provides a background to the theories and ideology that informed organicist though, traces key themes in Indonesian history, examines...

    To Be Published November 6th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Economy-Security Nexus in Northeast Asia

    Edited by T.J. Pempel

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The dynamics of Northeast Asia have traditionally been considered primarily in military and hard security terms or alternatively along their economic dimensions. This book argues that relations among the states of Northeast Asia are far more comprehensible when the mutually shaping interactions...

    Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Parliaments in Asia

    Institution Building and Political Development

    Edited by Zheng Yongnian, Lye Liang Fook, Wilhelm Hofmeister

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Much writing on politics in Asia revolves around the themes of democracy and democratisation with a particular focus on political systems and political parties. This book, on the other hand, examines the role that parliaments – a key institution of democracy – play in East, Southeast and South Asia...

    Published October 17th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Secessionism and Separatism in Europe and Asia

    To Have a State of One’s Own

    Edited by Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Aleksandar Pavković

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The boundaries between secessionism and separatism are often blurred, and in many cases study of secessionism encompasses that of separatism and vice versa. Recognising this inherent relationship, this book provides a comparative survey of recent attempts at secession and separatist movements from...

    Published December 4th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Japan's Relations with Southeast Asia

    The Fukuda Doctrine and Beyond

    Edited by Peng Er Lam

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The Fukuda Doctrine has been the official blueprint to Japan’s foreign policy towards Southeast Asia since 1977. This book examines the Fukuda Doctrine in the context of Japan-Southeast Asia relations, and discusses the possibility of a non-realist approach in the imagining and conduct of...

    Published August 31st 2012 by Routledge

  6. Japan and Germany as Regional Actors

    Evaluating Change and Continuity after the Cold War

    By Alexandra Sakaki

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The end of the Cold War and the bipolar era constituted a significant change in Germany's and Japan's foreign policy settings, granting both countries greater leeway to pursue policies divergent from Washington's strategy. This important book fills a gap in the existing literature by employing an...

    Published August 20th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia

    Architecture and Beyond

    Edited by T.J. Pempel, Chung-Min Lee

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Defining and conceptualizing Northeast Asia’s security complex poses unique quandaries. The security architecture in Northeast Asia to date has been predominately U.S.-dominated bilateral alliances, weak institutional structures and the current Six Party Talks dealing with the North Korean nuclear...

    Published June 6th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Votes, Party Systems and Democracy in Asia

    By Jungug Choi

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This book looks at the link between voters and political party systems in Asian democracies, focusing on India, Indonesia, Korea and the Philippines. It discusses this link in terms of three distinct elements: the formation of voters preferences, the translation of preferences into votes, and the...

    Published April 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  9. New Thinking about the Taiwan Issue

    Theoretical insights into its origins, dynamics, and prospects

    Edited by Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Dennis V. Hickey

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The "Taiwan question" has long been considered one of the most complicated and explosive issues in global politics. In recent years, however, relations between Taiwan and the Chinese mainland have improved substantially to the surprise of many. In this ground-breaking collection, distinguished...

    Published January 18th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Asia-Pacific Security Dynamics in the Obama Era

    A New World Emerging

    By S Mahmud Ali

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This book examines the critical changes to the Asia-Pacific security architecture emerging in the context of shifts in the global order as the Obama Administration’s major strategic innovation and likely legacy unfold. The author reviews the state of the international security system during the...

    Published July 14th 2011 by Routledge

  11. China's Multilateral Co-operation in Asia and the Pacific

    Institutionalizing Beijing's 'Good Neighbour Policy'

    By Chien-peng Chung

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The leaders and bureaucrats of China have actively attended, initiated, promoted or made skilful use of regional multilateral political, economic, and security institutions to accelerate regional cooperation and integration with neighboring states, convince Asian states that China’s rise will not...

    Published June 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  12. 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

  13. 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, providing a comprehensive and critical account of the evolution of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) norms and the...

    Published June 9th 2009 by Routledge

  14. Governance and Regionalism in Asia

    Edited by Nicholas Thomas

    Series: Politics in Asia

    In the decade since the Asian financial crisis the ten states of Southeast Asia that form ASEAN, together with China, Japan and South Korea have formed the basis of a community intended to support the well-being of its member states, markets and peoples. This highly successful regionalisation was...

    Published December 17th 2008 by Routledge

  15. Rise of China

    Beijing’s Strategies and Implications for the Asia-Pacific

    Edited by Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Cheng-Yi Lin

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Despite the growing internal social unrest and disparity of economic development, the People’s Republic of China is the third largest world economy and the second largest defense spender. Showing no clear signs of slowing down, China’s rise is seen as both an opportunity and a challenge by the...

    Published December 10th 2008 by Routledge

  16. A Rising China and Security in East Asia

    Identity Construction and Security Discourse

    By Rex Li

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This volume provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the security discourse of Chinese policy elites on the major powers in East Asia in relation to China’s self-perception as a rising power. It is the first book-length study that utilizes International Relations theories systematically to...

    Published November 18th 2008 by Routledge

  17. 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 14th 2008 by Routledge

  18. Torture, Truth and Justice

    The Case of Timor-Leste

    By Elizabeth Stanley

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This book highlights how, and why, torture is such a compelling tool for states and other powerful actors. While torture has a short-term use value for perpetrators, it also creates a devastating legacy for victims, their families and communities. In exposing such repercussions, this book addresses...

    Published October 14th 2008 by Routledge

  19. 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 July 29th 2008 by Routledge

  20. 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 July 9th 2007 by Routledge

  21. Taiwan in the 21st Century

    Aspects and Limitations of a Development Model

    Edited by J. Megan Greene, Robert Ash

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Throughout the twentieth century Taiwan was viewed as a model - whether in terms of a model colony, a model China or a development model. This perception was based on the notion of Taiwan undergoing an economic miracle and political developments. Yet much of Taiwan’s history is unique and may not...

    Published January 16th 2007 by Routledge

  22. 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 January 5th 2007 by Routledge