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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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Three Faces of Populism in Asia Populism as a Multifaceted Political Practice

Three Faces of Populism in Asia: Populism as a Multifaceted Political Practice

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Shiru Wang
April 23, 2024

Drawing on evidence from eight Asian cases across three subregions, this volume highlights the distinctive features of Asian populism in comparison with Western experiences. In contrast to the latter, populist practices in Asia tend to exhibit an ambiguous nature, often characterized by ad hoc and ...

China-US Great-Power Rivalry The Competitive Dynamics of Order-Building in the Indo-Pacific

China-US Great-Power Rivalry: The Competitive Dynamics of Order-Building in the Indo-Pacific

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Lai-Ha Chan, Pak K. Lee
April 19, 2024

This edited volume examines the competitive dynamics of two order-building projects in the Indo-Pacific, namely China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the US-led Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP). Foci are on how far the two major powers are able to use institutional projects to (re)order the ...

The Japanese Soldiers in Second World War Thailand Grassroots Relations

The Japanese Soldiers in Second World War Thailand: Grassroots Relations

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Ichiro Kakizaki
April 02, 2024

Kakizaki re-examines the real image of the Thai-Japanese alliance during World War II by focusing on the incidents and accidents occurred by the passage or stationing of the Japanese army in Thailand. The book reveals the grassroot relation between Thais and Japanese by utilizing the records of ...

Nuclear Governance in the Asia-Pacific

Nuclear Governance in the Asia-Pacific

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Mely Caballero-Anthony, Julius Cesar I. Trajano
January 29, 2024

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 ...

Taiwan, the United States, and the Hidden History of the Cold War in Asia Divided Allies

Taiwan, the United States, and the Hidden History of the Cold War in Asia: Divided Allies

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Hsiao-Ting Lin
January 29, 2024

This book explores the challenges which faced the United States and Taiwanese alliance during the Cold War, addressing a wide range of events and influences of the period between the 1950s and 1970s. Tackling seven main topics to outline the fluctuations of the U.S.–Taiwan relationship, this volume...

The Strategic Options of Middle Powers in the Asia-Pacific

The Strategic Options of Middle Powers in the Asia-Pacific

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Chien-Wen Kou, Chiung-Chiu Huang, Brian Job
January 29, 2024

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 ...

Islam and Citizenship in Indonesia Democracy and the Quest for an Inclusive Public Ethics

Islam and Citizenship in Indonesia: Democracy and the Quest for an Inclusive Public Ethics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Robert W. Hefner
December 19, 2023

Islam and Citizenship in Indonesia examines the conditions facilitating democracy, women’s rights, and inclusive citizenship in Indonesia, the most populous Muslim-majority country and the third largest democracy in the world. The book shows that Muslim understandings of Islamic traditions and ...

The Political Economy of China-Myanmar Relations

The Political Economy of China-Myanmar Relations

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Yizheng Zou
December 08, 2023

The Political Economy of China-Myanmar Relations is a comprehensive guide that seeks to fill the gap in research on China-Myanmar relations. This book provides readers with a deeper understanding of the long-term continuity of China-Myanmar relations, which has yet to be fully explored by the ...

The Jamaat Question in Bangladesh Islam, Politics and Society in a Post-Democratic Nation

The Jamaat Question in Bangladesh: Islam, Politics and Society in a Post-Democratic Nation

1st Edition

Edited By Syed Serajul Islam, Md Saidul Islam
December 01, 2023

The Jamaat Question in Bangladesh addresses the complex intersection of global politics and local dynamics in Bangladesh, particularly in relation to Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami (Jamaat). With multidisciplinary insights and perspectives, the contributors to this volume provide an objective ...

US-China Global Maritime Relations

US-China Global Maritime Relations

1st Edition

By Nong Hong
December 01, 2023

This book explores the U.S.-China maritime relationship, examining the development and implementation of the maritime strategies of both the United States and China. Delving into the U.S.-China maritime relationship within the global context, the book investigates six key maritime regions: the ...

Human Security and Empowerment in Asia Beyond the Pandemic

Human Security and Empowerment in Asia: Beyond the Pandemic

1st Edition

Edited By Mely Caballero-Anthony, Yoichi Mine, Sachiko Ishikawa
October 26, 2023

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, this edited volume revisits the framework of human security and development. It examines the protection-empowerment nexus as applied to various vulnerable groups and populations affected by the pandemic. While the conventional human security literature has ...

Chinese Election Interference in Taiwan

Chinese Election Interference in Taiwan

1st Edition

By Edward Barss
September 25, 2023

This book documents the history of China’s attempts to undermine Taiwan’s elections, offering additional insights into China’s methods of influence in Hong Kong, the United States and Canada. Drawing from Chinese language primary sources and historical accounts, Taiwan is presented as a growing ...

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