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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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Secessionism and Separatism in Europe and Asia To Have a State of One’s Own

Secessionism and Separatism in Europe and Asia: To Have a State of One’s Own

1st Edition

Edited By Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Aleksandar Pavković
May 31, 2017

The boundaries between secessionism and separatism are often blurred, and in many cases study of secessionism encompasses that of separatism and vice versa. Recognising this inherent relationship, this book provides a comparative survey of recent attempts at secession and separatist movements from ...

China's Power and Asian Security

China's Power and Asian Security

1st Edition

Edited By Mingjiang Li, Kalyan M. Kemburi
May 25, 2017

One of the most significant factors for contemporary international relations is the growth of China’s economic, military, and political power. Indeed, few analysts would dispute the observation that China’s power has strongly influenced the structure of the international system, major-power ...

A History of Human Rights Society in Singapore 1965-2015

A History of Human Rights Society in Singapore: 1965-2015

1st Edition

Edited By Jiyoung Song
May 12, 2017

To celebrate Singapore’s fiftieth anniversary for its independence from Malaysia in 2015, 35 students, academics and activists came together to discuss and write about pioneering Singaporean human rights activists and their under-reported stories in Singapore. The city-state is known for its ...

China’s Rise and Regional Integration in East Asia Hegemony or community?

China’s Rise and Regional Integration in East Asia: Hegemony or community?

1st Edition

Edited By Yong Wook Lee, Key-young Son
April 27, 2017

With featuring far-reaching diversities and disparities among the regional states in their political, economic and social systems and cultural and religious orientations, East Asia is a microcosm of international society at large. Nevertheless, there are unique dynamics unfolding in East Asia at ...

Democratization in China, Korea and Southeast Asia? Local and National Perspectives

Democratization in China, Korea and Southeast Asia?: Local and National Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Kate Xiao Zhou, Shelley Rigger, Lynn T. White III
April 27, 2017

Rapid economic pluralization in East Asia has empowered local and medial groups, and with this change comes the need to rethink usual notions regarding ways in which "democracies" emerge or "citizens" gain more power. Careful examination of current developments in China, Korea, and Southeast Asia ...

Chinese Foreign Policy Under Xi

Chinese Foreign Policy Under Xi

1st Edition

Edited By Tiang Boon Hoo
February 16, 2017

There has been a discernable calibration of Chinese foreign policy since the ascension of Xi Jinping to the top leadership positions in China. The operative term here is adjustment rather than renovation because there has not been a fundamental transformation of Chinese foreign policy or "setting ...

Governing Global-City Singapore Legacies and Futures After Lee Kuan Yew

Governing Global-City Singapore: Legacies and Futures After Lee Kuan Yew

1st Edition

By Kenneth Paul Tan
January 05, 2017

This book provides a detailed analysis of how governance in Singapore has evolved since independence to become what it is today, and what its prospects might be in a post-Lee Kuan Yew future. Firstly, it discusses the question of political leadership, electoral dominance and legislative monopoly in...

Negotiating the U.S.–Japan Alliance Japan Confidential

Negotiating the U.S.–Japan Alliance: Japan Confidential

1st Edition

By Yukinori Komine
January 05, 2017

In recent years, the U.S.–Japan alliance has marked several anniversaries, including 40 years since the 1969 decision on the reversion of Okinawa. These occasions have provided crucial opportunities to reassess the continuing significance of U.S.–Japan security and diplomatic relations, prompting ...

Japan’s Civil-Military Diplomacy The Banks of the Rubicon

Japan’s Civil-Military Diplomacy: The Banks of the Rubicon

1st Edition

By Dennis T. Yasutomo
December 20, 2016

Since the early 1990s, there has been a clear evolution in the military dimension of Japanese diplomacy. From Gulf War I in 1991 to the present day, an incremental but unmistakable acceptance of, and resort to, military dispatches has taken place, and yet crucially, Japan has not morphed into a ...

Sino-U.S. Energy Triangles Resource Diplomacy Under Hegemony

Sino-U.S. Energy Triangles: Resource Diplomacy Under Hegemony

1st Edition

Edited By David Zweig, Yufan Hao
December 20, 2016

  The remarkable performance of the Chinese economy in the last three decades has placed China at the centre of the world stage. In 1993, China became a net importer of energy, although it was not until the early 2000s that the world began to pay more attention to China’s energy needs and its ...

Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia The Ideology of the Family State

Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia: The Ideology of the Family State

1st Edition

By David Bourchier
November 10, 2016

Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia charts the origins and development of organicist ideologies in Indonesia from the early 20th century to the present. In doing so, it provides a background to the theories and ideology that informed organicist thought, traces key themes in Indonesian history, ...

Regional Community Building in East Asia Countries in Focus

Regional Community Building in East Asia: Countries in Focus

1st Edition

Edited By Lee Lai To, Zarina Othman
August 16, 2016

This volume is a collection of papers written by nationals or former nationals of the respective country in ASEAN and Northeast Asia. Unlike other works written by scholars outside ASEAN or East Asia, it offers an insider’s point of view of the 10 ASEAN states, China, Japan and South Korea on ...

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