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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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Taiwan and the Changing Dynamics of Sino-US Relations A Relationality Approach

Taiwan and the Changing Dynamics of Sino-US Relations: A Relationality Approach

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Hung-Jen Wang
January 10, 2022

Wang discusses the dynamics of Sino-US Relations since 2008 and the implications for relations between Taiwan and both the US and the People’s Republic of China. Ever since China surpassed Japan to become the world’s second-largest economy, it has appeared to shift its policy shift from "biding ...

Chinese Election Interference in Taiwan

Chinese Election Interference in Taiwan

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Edward J. Barss
December 28, 2021

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 ...

Japanese Public Sentiment on South Korea Popular Opinion and International Relations

Japanese Public Sentiment on South Korea: Popular Opinion and International Relations

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Tetsuro Kobayashi, Atsushi Tago
December 01, 2021

The contributors to this book demonstrate empirically how Japanese public opinion is formed amid strained Japan–South Korea relations. Studying public opinion in Japan and South Korea is critically important for exploring the causes and consequences of the deterioration of the relationship between ...

The Volatility and Future of Democracies in Asia

The Volatility and Future of Democracies in Asia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Alan Hao Yang
November 30, 2021

This book explores the volatile and uncertain future of democracies in Asia through typological analysis of the diverse patterns of Asian countries. Detailed analysis and extensive case studies featured throughout this edited volume unveil democracies in the process of being consolidated, such as ...

Russia in the Indo-Pacific New Approaches to Russian Foreign Policy

Russia in the Indo-Pacific: New Approaches to Russian Foreign Policy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Gaye Christoffersen
November 23, 2021

This volume zones in on Russia’s relations with the Indo-Pacific region through the lens of theoretical pluralism, presenting alternatives to the mainstream Realist view of Russia as a major power using geopolitical strategies to establish itself. Russia in the Indo-Pacific is an understudied ...

China and Human Rights in North Korea Debating a “Developmental Approach” in Northeast Asia

China and Human Rights in North Korea: Debating a “Developmental Approach” in Northeast Asia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Baogang He, David Hundt, Chengxin Pan
November 01, 2021

By exploring the "China factor" in the North Korean human rights debate, this book evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of applying the Chinese development-based approach to human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). The contributors to this book treat the relevance of...

Chinese Foreign Policy Toward the Middle East

Chinese Foreign Policy Toward the Middle East

1st Edition

By Kadir Temiz
September 30, 2021

This book examines how the rise of China has influenced its cross-regional foreign policy toward non-Arab countries in the Middle East between 2001 and 2011. Analyzing contemporary international crises in the Middle East such as the Iran nuclear crisis, the Palestinian–Israeli conflict, and the ...

Decolonizing Central Asian International Relations Beyond Empires

Decolonizing Central Asian International Relations: Beyond Empires

1st Edition

By Timur Dadabaev
September 30, 2021

This book unpacks the main narratives used in international relations to depict and explain existing inter-state relations in Central Asia, with a focus on the construction of fairer international relations along the Silk Road. The book points to the need to decolonize international relations in ...

Deliberative Democracy in Asia

Deliberative Democracy in Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Baogang He, Michael Breen, James Fishkin
August 25, 2021

Featuring cases from India, China, Nepal, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Mongolia and Malaysia, the authors demonstrate and compare the differing uses of public deliberation in Asia. Many countries in Asia have long traditions of public deliberation, in both democratic and undemocratic ...

ASEAN and Regional Order Revisiting Security Community in Southeast Asia

ASEAN and Regional Order: Revisiting Security Community in Southeast Asia

1st Edition

By Amitav Acharya
May 31, 2021

Founded in 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has emerged as one of the most successful regional organizations 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 ...

The United States’ Subnational Relations with Divided China A Constructivist Approach to Paradiplomacy

The United States’ Subnational Relations with Divided China: A Constructivist Approach to Paradiplomacy

1st Edition

By Czeslaw Tubilewicz, Natalie Omond
May 24, 2021

This book examines US subnational engagement in foreign relations, or paradiplomacy, with China and Taiwan from 1949 to 2020. As an alternative diplomatic history of the United States’ relations with divided China, it offers an in-depth chronological and thematic discussion of state and local ...

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

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

This textbook explains the politics 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 countries ...

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