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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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Chinese Constructions of Sovereignty and the East China Sea Conflict

Chinese Constructions of Sovereignty and the East China Sea Conflict

1st Edition

By Czeslaw Tubilewicz
August 27, 2019

This book analyses Chinese social constructions of sovereignty in the context of the East China Sea conflict. It specifically explores China and Taiwan’s overlapping cross-Strait sovereignty claims and their domestic debates and policies towards the territorial dispute. Providing an up-to-date ...

Inequality and Democratic Politics in East Asia

Inequality and Democratic Politics in East Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Chong-Min Park, Eric M. Uslaner
August 20, 2019

Bringing together scholars of inequality, both inside and outside of Asia, this book examines how the distribution of income has affected political institutions, representation, and behaviour in Asia. Through detailed data analysis, the international team of contributors engages with the existing ...

The Political Economy of Press Freedom The Paradox of Taiwan versus China

The Political Economy of Press Freedom: The Paradox of Taiwan versus China

1st Edition

By Jaw-Nian Huang
August 12, 2019

This book offers a political economy analysis of the development and degradation of freedom of the press in Taiwan since 1949, exploring how state-business elites and foreign hegemons interacted to shape the evolution of Taiwan’s media. It examines why freedoms increased alongside democratization...

The Ever-Changing Sino-Japanese Rivalry

The Ever-Changing Sino-Japanese Rivalry

1st Edition

By Philip Streich
July 02, 2019

What explains the ebb and flow of the Sino-Japanese rivalry? Why do the two states sometimes choose to escalate or de-escalate the rivalry? Does domestic politics play a role? Examining the historic and contemporary relationship between China and Japan through the lens of the interstate rivalry ...

Risk Management Strategies of Japanese Companies in China Political Crisis and Multinational Firms

Risk Management Strategies of Japanese Companies in China: Political Crisis and Multinational Firms

1st Edition

By Kristin Vekasi
June 24, 2019

In the context of political tensions and rising economic interdependence between Japan and China, this book studies how Japanese multinational companies try to minimize damages and manage their own fear and uncertainty to sustain their business interests. Using a qualitative approach, including ...

The Korean Paradox Domestic Political Divide and Foreign Policy in South Korea

The Korean Paradox: Domestic Political Divide and Foreign Policy in South Korea

1st Edition

Edited By Marco Milani, Antonio Fiori, Matteo Dian
June 04, 2019

Bringing together an international line up of contributors, this book examines South Korea’s foreign policy strategies designed to cope with the challenges of the post-Cold War regional order and the emergence of a "Korean paradox". Focusing on non-material factors in shaping the decision-making ...

The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific Fourth and Revised Edition

The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific: Fourth and Revised Edition

4th Edition

By Michael Yahuda
March 20, 2019

This fully revised fourth edition of Michael Yahuda’s successful textbook brings the subject up-to-date, introducing students to the international politics of the Asia-Pacific region since 1945. Following an evaluation of the legacy of the Cold War the author assesses the uncertainties of the ...

Regional Environmental Politics in Northeast Asia Conflict and Cooperation

Regional Environmental Politics in Northeast Asia: Conflict and Cooperation

1st Edition

By Jeongwon Bourdais Park
November 05, 2018

The share of global CO2 emissions from the core Northeast Asian (NEA) countries in 2015 was estimated to be as high as 33.63 percent. Representing 28.21, 3.67, and 1.75 percent of total global emissions, China, Japan, and South Korea were ranked the first, fifth, and seventh largest ...

Japan’s Island Troubles with China and Korea Prospects and Challenges for Resolution

Japan’s Island Troubles with China and Korea: Prospects and Challenges for Resolution

1st Edition

Edited By Victor Teo, Haruko Satoh
October 25, 2018

This book examines the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute between Japan and China and the Dokdo/Takeshima dispute between Japan and Korea, in order to offer new perspectives on the possible approaches towards amelioration and resolution of these conflicts. Japan’s Island Troubles with China and Korea ...

Hong Kong China's Challenge

Hong Kong: China's Challenge

1st Edition

By Michael Yahuda
August 14, 1996

The return of Hong Kong to China in July 1997 has the potential to benefit China's rapidly expanding economy. China's handling of the transition will have enormous implications for her international standing. This is the first study to analyse the serious problems and real opportunities that the ...

Distributive Politics in Malaysia Maintaining Authoritarian Party Dominance

Distributive Politics in Malaysia: Maintaining Authoritarian Party Dominance

1st Edition

By Hidekuni Washida
October 01, 2018

The election on 9 May 2018 ended six decades of rule by the ruling coalition in Malaysia (Barisan Nasional or BN, formerly the Alliance). Despite this result, the BN’s longevity and resilience to competition is remarkable. This book explores the mechanisms behind the emergence, endurance, fight for...

New Dynamics in US-China Relations Contending for the Asia Pacific

New Dynamics in US-China Relations: Contending for the Asia Pacific

1st Edition

Edited By Mingjiang Li, Kalyan M. Kemburi
September 27, 2018

Washington’s strategic pivot to Asia and Beijing’s pursuit of new strategic and security interests in the region have led to increasing tensions between the two powers. US leaders have stressed that their increased interest in Asia is driven by a desire to benefit from the thriving regional ...

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