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Governance in the Asia-Pacific

1st Edition

Edited by David Goldblatt, Richard Maidment, Jeremy Mitchell


328 pages

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Paperback: 9780415172769
pub: 1998-08-06
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]IGovernance in the Asia-Pacific is a student-friendly textbook which examines the governance of nation states in this diverse and rapidly-changing region. It sets out the range of political beliefs and styles that flourish and the similarities and differences between individual states and the ways in which they choose to govern. Wide-ranging in scope and clearly written to help students get to the bottom of important issues, the book addresses many key areas including:

* the Anglo-American powers

* Japan

* independence movements

* the politics of economic development

* social movements

* the politics of the environment

* the pressures for political change in the region.

And these issues are all analysed within the broad context of governance in the Asia-Pacific more generally. The authors also identify factors which explain the political underpinning of the dramatic economic development in the region.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General