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Politics in Asia: Politics in Asia


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Politics in Asia has long been established as a source of distinctive and authoritative studies on the political life of Asia. The series covers a broad range of countries and aspects of politics, and includes volumes from some of the leading scholars working in the field.

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ASEAN and Regional Order Revisiting Security Community in Southeast Asia

ASEAN and Regional Order: Revisiting Security Community in Southeast Asia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Amitav Acharya
April 26, 2021

Founded in 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has emerged as one of the most successful regional organisations in the world. This book discusses the future of ASEAN against a backdrop of a growing US-China rivalry and the security implications of COVID-19.Chapters in this book...

Politics of East Asian Free Trade Agreements Unveiling the Asymmetry between Korea and Japan

Politics of East Asian Free Trade Agreements: Unveiling the Asymmetry between Korea and Japan

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Byung-il Choi, Jennifer S. Oh
March 23, 2021

A textbook which explains the evolution of free trade agreements in Japan and South Korea. Examining free trade agreements in Japan and South Korea since the late 1990s, Choi and Oh analyze the role of institutions, political leaders, sectoral interests, and civil society in placing the two ...

Social Capital in Singapore The Power of Network Diversity

Social Capital in Singapore: The Power of Network Diversity

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Vincent Chua, Gillian Koh, Ern Ser Tan, Drew Shih
December 24, 2020

How can social cohesion be achieved in a meritocratic and multicultural global city-state? Meritocracy poses a paradox: On one hand, it integrates individuals through frameworks of equal treatment, equal justice and opportunity regardless of race, language or religion. On the other hand, ...

Rising Islamic Conservatism in Indonesia Islamic Groups and Identity Politics

Rising Islamic Conservatism in Indonesia: Islamic Groups and Identity Politics

1st Edition

Edited By Leonard C. Sebastian, Syafiq Hasyim, Alexander R. Arifianto
October 30, 2020

This edited volume argues that the rise of Islamic conservatism poses challenges to Indonesia’s continued existence as a secular state, with far-reaching implications for the social, cultural and political fortunes of the country. It contributes a model of analysis in the field of Indonesian and ...

ASEAN as a Method Re-centering Processes and Institutions in Contemporary Southeast Asian Regionalism

ASEAN as a Method: Re-centering Processes and Institutions in Contemporary Southeast Asian Regionalism

1st Edition

Edited By Ceren Ergenç
October 13, 2020

This edited volume proposes that an understanding of ASEAN – its development and institutionalization – is invaluable to our conception of international relations theory in the Asian context. Southeast Asia and ASEAN host peoples, ideas, institutions, and relations that contribute to a ...

A Political Biography of Aung San Suu Kyi A Hybrid Politician

A Political Biography of Aung San Suu Kyi: A Hybrid Politician

1st Edition

By Michał Lubina
September 01, 2020

This book is the first political biography of Aung San Suu Kyi covering both her years in opposition and all her years in power from 2016 onwards. It offers a new interpretation of Aung San Suu Kyi by presenting a balanced and thorough account of Suu Kyi’s policies. In the last 30 years there has ...

State Reconstitution in China, Japan and East Africa

State Reconstitution in China, Japan and East Africa

1st Edition

By Graham F. Odell
July 21, 2020

Presented through an investigation of Sengoku Japan and Republican China, this book proposes an innovative explanation of state formation that focuses on ideational and geographic factors. This study addresses the question; why are some collapsed states able to reconstitute themselves where others ...

Chinese People’s Diplomacy and Developmental Relations with East Asia Trends in the Xi Jinping Era

Chinese People’s Diplomacy and Developmental Relations with East Asia: Trends in the Xi Jinping Era

1st Edition

Edited By Lai To Lee
July 13, 2020

As China takes up the mantle of a global power, its diplomatic policy has changed significantly as it assumes a role of regional leadership.Until recently, China has not tended to talk about its developmental strategy as a model for others to follow. Since the rise of Xi Jinping this has changed, ...

Governance and Democracy in the Asia-Pacific Political and Civil Society

Governance and Democracy in the Asia-Pacific: Political and Civil Society

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen McCarthy, Mark R. Thompson
April 28, 2020

This book explores the theoretical and empirical relationship between democracy and governance in the Asia-Pacific region. Examining a variety of country cases and themes addressing the theoretical tension between governance and democracy, it illuminates how this impacts political and civil ...

Japanese Democracy and Lessons for the United States Eight Counterintuitive Lessons

Japanese Democracy and Lessons for the United States: Eight Counterintuitive Lessons

1st Edition

By Ray Christensen
February 19, 2020

This book presents a collection of lessons on how best to run elections and politics, using examples from the Japanese experience and showing how elections operate in a non-Western democracy. Featuring extensive data and evidence from both Japan and the United States, the themes covered include ...

Japan’s Cold War Policy and China Two Perceptions of Order, 1960-1972

Japan’s Cold War Policy and China: Two Perceptions of Order, 1960-1972

1st Edition

By Yutaka Kanda
December 11, 2019

From 1960s to the early 1970s in East Asia, the Cold War bipolar system, centering on the US and USSR, shifted to a more complicated structure. After the Cuban Missile Crisis, Washington and Moscow accelerated the détente process, leading China to fear a "collusion" of the two superpowers. Publicly...

Post-Politics and Civil Society in Asian Cities Spaces of Depoliticisation

Post-Politics and Civil Society in Asian Cities: Spaces of Depoliticisation

1st Edition

Edited By Sonia Lam-Knott, Creighton Connolly, Kong Chong Ho
November 11, 2019

Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, Post-Politics and Civil Society in Asian Cities examines how the concept of ‘post-politics’ has manifested across a range of Asian cities, and the impact this has had on state-society relationships in processes of urban governance. This ...

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