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Routledge Studies on Comparative Asian Politics


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Books in this series will cover such areas as political institutions and systems, political economy, political culture, political thought, political psychology, public administration, law, and political histories of Asia. The studies may deal with Asia as a whole, a single country, or a group of countries in Asia. Those studies that have a clear comparative edge are especially welcome."

The Editorial Board:

Alice Ba, University of Delaware, USA

Mark Beeson, University of Murdoch, Australia
Jennifer Bussell, University of California at Berkeley, USA
William Callahan, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Nobuhiro Hiwatari, University of Tokyo, Japan
Jia Qingguo, Peking University, China

Jin Canrong, Renmin University, China
David Kang, University of Southern California, USA

Peter Moody, Notre Dame University, USA
Mariya Y. Omelicheva, University of Kansas, USA
Naveed Sheikh, University of Keele, UK
Narendra Subramanian, McGill University, Canada

Rina Williams, University of Cincinnati, USA

Brian Woodall, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Quansheng Zhao, American University, USA

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Democratic Governance in Taiwan

Democratic Governance in Taiwan

1st Edition

Edited By John Fuh-sheng Hsieh, Robert Cox
May 27, 2024

This book employs a policy-based approach to examine the emerging governance structure in Taiwan, one of several countries in East Asia where democratic consolidation is firmly established. Each chapter provides a detailed investigation of reforms that have helped to strengthen Taiwan’s democracy ...

US-China-Taiwan in the Age of Trump and Biden Towards a Nationalist Strategy

US-China-Taiwan in the Age of Trump and Biden: Towards a Nationalist Strategy

1st Edition

By Dean P. Chen
January 29, 2024

This book explores U.S.-Taiwan-China relations during both the Trump and Biden administrations, revealing how policy changes under both presidents have impacted Washington’s decades-long strategic policy framework for Cross-Strait Relations. By tracing the continuities and changes of U.S. Strategic...

Population Control Policies in China and India Comparisons with Social and Cultural Factors

Population Control Policies in China and India: Comparisons with Social and Cultural Factors

1st Edition

By Gabe T. Wang
July 14, 2023

This book comprehensively compares the development of population control policies in China and India, their implementations, and the population changes over the past seven decades. Analyzing how populations have changed and affected socioeconomic development in the two societies, this book ...

Chinese Ideology

Chinese Ideology

1st Edition

Edited By Shiping Hua
May 31, 2023

This book traces ideological trends in China through a range of historical and comparative perspectives, spanning the ancient belief systems of Confucianism, Legalism, and Taoism to political ideologies of the present day. Chapters in this edited volume are divided into four parts: traditional ...

Democracy, State Capacity and the Governance of COVID-19 in Asia-Oceania

Democracy, State Capacity and the Governance of COVID-19 in Asia-Oceania

1st Edition

Edited By Aurel Croissant, Olli Hellmann
April 07, 2023

This book examines the public health responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Asia-Oceania region and their implications for democratic backsliding in the period January 2020 to mid-2021. The contributions discuss three key questions: How did political institutions in Asia-Oceania create ...

The Politics of Federalization in Myanmar

The Politics of Federalization in Myanmar

1st Edition

By Dulyapak Preecharush
February 24, 2023

This book examines the trajectory of federalization in Myanmar's political development, evaluating the attitudes of different political actors toward, and negotiation strategies for, designing federalism. It argues that three factors drive federalization in Myanmar, namely constitutionalization, ...

Chinese Legality Ideology, Law, and Institutions

Chinese Legality: Ideology, Law, and Institutions

1st Edition

Edited By Shiping Hua
December 30, 2022

Chinese Legality focuses on the concept of "legality" as a lens through which to look at Chinese legal reforms, making a valuable contribution to the argument that law has historically been used as a tool to control society in China. This book discusses how Chinese legality in the Xi Jinping era ...

China’s Grand Strategy Under Xi Jinping How History Complicates Beijing’s Global Outreach

China’s Grand Strategy Under Xi Jinping: How History Complicates Beijing’s Global Outreach

1st Edition

By Niv Horesh
May 30, 2022

This book attempts to identify change and continuity in PRC grand strategy, and the extent to which Chinese imperial history complicates PRC global outreach in the Xi Jinping era. Empires convey the wish to make the world a better place – even in the midst of oppression – and are eschatological in...

The Evolving Relationship between China, the EU and the USA A New Global Order?

The Evolving Relationship between China, the EU and the USA: A New Global Order?

1st Edition

Edited By Jing Men, Simon Schunz, Duncan Freeman
December 18, 2019

This book closely scrutinizes the individual and collective roles played by China, the EU and the USA in contemporary world politics. Examining the three actors’ respective strategic and policy positions on and behaviour towards the flux of the contemporary global order, the analysis focuses on ...

Social Cohesion in Asia Historical Origins, Contemporary Shapes and Future Dynamics

Social Cohesion in Asia: Historical Origins, Contemporary Shapes and Future Dynamics

1st Edition

Edited By Aurel Croissant, Peter Walkenhorst
November 27, 2019

This book explores the historical origins, contemporary dynamics and future challenges of social cohesion in South, Southeast and East Asia—one of the most dynamic and at the same time heterogeneous regions in the world, in terms of economic, political and human development. The comparative case ...

Japanese Contemporary Politics

Japanese Contemporary Politics

1st Edition

By Akio Igarashi
June 29, 2018

In the postwar period, Japanese politics has evolved considerably, with issues of gender, representation, and household economics becoming increasingly salient. Meanwhile, since the end of the Cold War, Japan has joined other developed states in the process of decentralization and ...

China's Global Political Economy Managerial Perspectives

China's Global Political Economy: Managerial Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Robert Taylor, Jacques Jaussaud
April 12, 2018

Much has been written about China’s economy, as well as its business management system. China's Global Political Economy, however, is designed to bring together these two perspectives, serving to enhance our understanding of China’s growing global role. Examining changes in the management ...

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