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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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Two-Track Democracy in South Korea The Interplay Between Institutional Politics and Contentious Politics

Two-Track Democracy in South Korea: The Interplay Between Institutional Politics and Contentious Politics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Seongyi Yun
February 22, 2023

Yun examines three ironic phenomena of South Korean democracy that have developed after its democratic transition in 1987. While the evaluation of South Korea’s political system by external institutions has steadily improved, people’s trust in the nation’s political system continues to decline. ...

Japan's Security Policy

Japan's Security Policy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Keiji Nakatsuji
January 06, 2023

This book analyses Japan’s security policy after the Cold War and engages with the question of whether, since the Cold War ended, Japan has again become a global security player. The contributions to the book explore Japan’s security policy by providing a detailed overview of the evolution of ...

Contemporary Japanese Politics and Anxiety Over Governance

Contemporary Japanese Politics and Anxiety Over Governance

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Ken'Ichi Ikeda
December 30, 2022

This book is an integrated examination of Japanese politics in the first two decades of the 21st century, as viewed from the perspective of "anxiety over governance." By empirically highlighting the social-environmental, political environmental, and sociocultural changes that have underlined the ...

Globalization and Civil Society in East Asian Space

Globalization and Civil Society in East Asian Space

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Khatharya Um, Chiharu Takenaka
December 30, 2022

This book critically examines the impact of globalization, changing power dynamics, migration, and evolving rights regimes on regional order, discourse of national governance, state and society relations, and the development of civil society in East Asia. Providing a textured, critical reading of ...

India’s Southeast Asia Policy during the Cold War Identity, Inclination and Pragmatism 1947-1989

India’s Southeast Asia Policy during the Cold War: Identity, Inclination and Pragmatism 1947-1989

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Tridib Chakraborti, Mohor Chakraborty
December 30, 2022

Over the course of four decades of the Cold War, Chakraborti and Chakraborty analyse India’s path from nonalignment towards realism and self-assertion, and finally to confidence-building and interdependence with respect to their neighbours in Southeast Asia. What were the reasons for India’s ...

Activism and Authoritarian Governance in Asia

Activism and Authoritarian Governance in Asia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Amy Barrow, Sara Fuller
September 30, 2022

This interdisciplinary book offers a new analysis of the concepts, spaces, and practices of activism that emerge under diverse authoritarian modes of governance in Asia. Demonstrating the limitations of existing conceptual approaches in accounting for activism in Asia, the book also offers new ...

Geo-Politics in Northeast Asia

Geo-Politics in Northeast Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Akihiro Iwashita, Yong-Chool Ha, Edward Boyle
August 03, 2022

Geo-Politics in Northeast Asia focuses on the dynamics of Northeast Asia as a region. The chapters in this book offer a nuanced approach for understanding the geo-politics of this strategically critical area of the world. Focusing on China, Japan, Russia, and the Koreas, as well as the involvement...

Substantive Representation of Women in Asian Parliaments

Substantive Representation of Women in Asian Parliaments

1st Edition

Edited By Devin K. Joshi, Christian Echle
August 03, 2022

Combining data from nearly 100 interviews with national parliamentarians from ten Asian countries, the contributors to this book analyze and evaluate the advancement of gender equality in Asia. As of the year 2022, no country in Asia has gender parity in its parliament. Meanwhile, the proportion of...

Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Southeast Asia

Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Southeast Asia

5th Edition

By Joseph Chinyong Liow
July 21, 2022

The past three decades since the end of the Cold War have been a time of remarkable change for Southeast Asia. Long seen as an arena for superpower rivalry, Southeast Asia is increasingly coming into its own by locating itself at the forefront of regional integration initiatives that involve not ...

Nuclear Governance in the Asia-Pacific

Nuclear Governance in the Asia-Pacific

1st Edition

Edited By Mely Caballero-Anthony, Julius Cesar I. Trajano
July 08, 2022

The contributors to this book explore approaches to building a framework for nuclear governance in the Asia-Pacific – encompassing nuclear safety, security, and safeguards/non-proliferation. Nuclear governance collaboration offers an avenue for states in the Asia-Pacific to tackle the emerging ...

The Strategic Options of Middle Powers in the Asia-Pacific

The Strategic Options of Middle Powers in the Asia-Pacific

1st Edition

Edited By Chien-Wen Kou, Chiung-Chiu Huang, Brian Job
June 23, 2022

This book analyses the responses of middle powers in the Asia-Pacific toward the contemporary great powers’ rivalry of the United States and China, through specific cases studies of South Korea, Australia, Japan, India, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Presenting local perspectives from multiple middle powers ...

Strategic Triangles Reshaping International Relations in East Asia

Strategic Triangles Reshaping International Relations in East Asia

1st Edition

By Gilbert Rozman
June 21, 2022

Rozman shows how East Asia’s international relations over three decades can be best understood through the lens of triangles, analyzing relations between the key nations through a series of trilateral relationships. He argues that triangles present a convincing answer to the question of whether we ...

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