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.
The United States’ Subnational Relations with Divided China A Constructivist Approach to Paradiplomacy
Politics of East Asian Free Trade Agreements Unveiling the Asymmetry between Korea and Japan
ASEAN as a Method Re-centering Processes and Institutions in Contemporary Southeast Asian Regionalism
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 ...
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 ...
By Vincent Chua, Gillian Koh, Ern Ser Tan, Drew Shih
December 28, 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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
By Stephen McCarthy, Mark R. Thompson
April 07, 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 ...
By Ray Christensen
February 17, 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 ...
By Yutaka Kanda
December 02, 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...
By Sonia Lam-Knott, Creighton Connolly, Kong Chong Ho
November 07, 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 ...