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Routledge Studies on Comparative Asian Politics


About the Series

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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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

Forthcoming

By Niv Horesh
November 30, 2020

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 ...

An East Asian Challenge to Western Neoliberalism Critical Perspectives on the ‘China Model’

An East Asian Challenge to Western Neoliberalism: Critical Perspectives on the ‘China Model’

1st Edition

By Niv Horesh, Kean Fan Lim
August 14, 2017

Analysts generally agree that, in the long term, the biggest challenge to American hegemony is not military, but rather China’s economic rise. This perception is spread in no small measure because Xi Jinping has – in the face of patent military inferiority – conducted himself much more boldly on ...

The Authoritarian Public Sphere Legitimation and Autocratic Power in North Korea, Burma, and China

The Authoritarian Public Sphere: Legitimation and Autocratic Power in North Korea, Burma, and China

1st Edition

By Alexander Dukalskis
February 02, 2017

Authoritarian regimes craft and disseminate reasons, stories, and explanations for why they are entitled to rule. To shield those legitimating messages from criticism, authoritarian regimes also censor information that they find threatening. While committed opponents of the regime may be violently ...

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