The Critical Issues in Modern Politics series considers key areas of recent politics. The series includes collections which examine the modern politics of countries around the globe, often contending with controversial and highly contested areas of politics. Titles within the series include the likes of Politics of the Modern Arab World, Politics of Modern Southeast Asia and Politics of Modern Iran. The latest addition to the series examines the politics of one of the most controversial counties in the modern word: The Politics and International Relations of Modern Korea.
Politics of Modern Iran
Politics of Modern Southeast Asia
Politics of Modern Central Asia
China's International Relations in Asia
Politics of Modern China
Regionalism in Asia
Politics of Modern South Asia
By John Nilsson-Wright
December 23, 2015
As the locus of Great Power rivalry in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the battleground for the first ‘hot’ conflict of the early Cold War, and—in the case of the contemporary challenge of a nuclear North Korea—one of the most potentially destabilizing threats to regional security, ...
By Ali M. Ansari
April 06, 2011
A quarter of a century on from the revolution of 1979 there is an ongoing political struggle within Iran between traditionalists and modernists, with the ever-younger average age of the population playing a dynamic role. And on the international stage, the big issues remain Iran’s hostility towards...
By Allen Hicken
May 12, 2010
Southeast Asia offers a rich tapestry of comparatively under-studied countries that shed light on political dynamics and political economy within developing states. Some countries manage rapid economic development while others do not; Southeast Asia is home to some of the fastest growing economies ...
By Bhavna Dave
February 08, 2010
The study of contemporary Central Asia has acquired significant scholarly attention since the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Central Asian Studies (which focuses on the five post-Soviet states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) is a burgeoning ...
By Li Mingjiang
February 01, 2010
The startling growth of China’s economic and military power, as well as its cultural influence, is having a huge impact on the rest of the world. The key region to observe this impact is, of course, Asia and the past decade has witnessed significant and multi-faceted changes in China’s policy ...
By Yongnian Zheng, Yiyi Lu, Lynn T. White III
October 28, 2009
After nearly three decades of rapid economic development, China is now a major power whose actions can significantly affect other countries, from America to Zimbabwe. As a result, China Studies has grown exponentially. In particular, there is a growing interest in studies of Chinese politics, not ...
By See Seng Tan
August 10, 2009
Especially since the end of the Cold War, research on and around the international relations of Asia has grown exponentially and, to make sense of what is now a vast and unwieldly corpus of scholarly literature, this new four-volume collection from Routledge’s Critical Issues in Modern Politics ...
By Subrata K. Mitra
January 29, 2009
Comprising the states of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives, South Asia has gained considerable international visibility over the past decade. Nuclear proliferation, the rapid evolution of India as a major global economic player, the emergence of new markets, ...
By Laleh Khalili
November 03, 2008
This new four-volume collection of cutting-edge and canonical scholarship counters the oft-cited opinion that studies of Middle Eastern politics are devoid of social scientific theory and method by providing an overview of the state of the scholarship in the field, innovations therein, and the ...
By Ali Carkoglu, William Hale
September 22, 2008
The Politics of Modern Turkey is a new four-volume Major Work from Routledge. The first volume of the collection (‘Historical Heritage of Politics in Modern Turkey’) brings together key research to provide a historical contextualization of modern Turkish political experience. This volume traces the...
By Christopher Hood
August 21, 2008
Owing to the changing nature of Japan and its role within the world, more needs to be known of the dynamics of Japanese politics. This timely set brings together key articles on the most crucial issues facing Japanese politics today, and the relationship between Japanese politics and the main ...
By Dafydd Fell
June 20, 2008
This new Routledge Major Work is a four-volume collection which gathers the best and most influential research on the contemporary politics of Taiwan. Although the collected materials are in English, they include contributions from leading Taiwan experts in Europe, the United States, Japan, and ...