• The Abe Administration and the Rise of the Prime Ministerial Executive book cover

    The Abe Administration and the Rise of the Prime Ministerial Executive

    1st Edition

    By Aurelia George Mulgan

    With the advent of the second Abe administration, the question of ‘who leads’ in Japan has become much easier to answer - the Prime Minister and his executive office, backed by a substantial policy support apparatus. This rise of the ‘prime ministerial executive’ is therefore one of the most…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Chongqing’s Red Culture Campaign: Simulation and its Social Implications book cover

    Chongqing’s Red Culture Campaign

    Simulation and its Social Implications, 1st Edition

    By Xiao Mei

    Between 2009 and 2012, the city of Chongqing came into the national, and even international spotlight, as it became the geographical centre of the ‘Singing Red, Smashing Black’ campaign, and later the political storm that swept China. Chongqing’s Red Culture Campaign drew an incredible amount of…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Civil Society in China and Taiwan: Agency, Class and Boundaries book cover

    Civil Society in China and Taiwan

    Agency, Class and Boundaries, 1st Edition

    By Taru Salmenkari

    The concept of 'civil society' has often been used as a devise for differentiating China from other cultures. Though sometimes portrayed as a growing phenomenon, Chinese civil society is frequently said to be non-existent. Definitional deficiencies have, therefore, led to both a simplification and…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Governing HIV in China: Commercial Sex, Homosexuality and Rural-to-Urban Migration book cover

    Governing HIV in China

    Commercial Sex, Homosexuality and Rural-to-Urban Migration, 1st Edition

    By Elaine Jeffreys, Gang Su

    HIV and AIDS have long been problematized in the People’s Republic of China as objects of governance in political frameworks and institutions. The state’s attitudes towards health programs have, nevertheless, changed significantly during the 21st century. Pilot programs at the beginning of the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Protestant Churches and the Party-State in China: God Above Party? book cover

    The Politics of Protestant Churches and the Party-State in China

    God Above Party?, 1st Edition

    By Carsten T. Vala

    Among China’s restive religious and social groups, Protestants have arguably created the most sustained structural challenges to the Chinese Communist Party’s ordering of society. By drawing on grassroots fieldwork conducted across the country, this book therefore charts the ambition of the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Development and Gender Capital in India: Change, Continuity and Conflict in Kerala book cover

    Development and Gender Capital in India

    Change, Continuity and Conflict in Kerala, 1st Edition

    By Shoba Arun

    The Indian state of Kerala has invoked much attention within development and gender debates, specifically in relation to its female capital- an outcome of interrelated historical, cultural and social practices. On the one hand, Kerala has been romanticised, with its citizenry, particularly women,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Public Security and Governance in Contemporary China book cover

    Public Security and Governance in Contemporary China

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mingjun Zhang, Xinye Wu

    The recent rise in reported public security issues in China is one of the most repeated concerns amongst the Chinese authorities. During the past 30 years of reform in China, stability maintenance as a governance strategy has in fact laid a solid foundation for the overall development and growth of…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Pollwatching, Elections and Civil Society in Southeast Asia book cover

    Pollwatching, Elections and Civil Society in Southeast Asia

    1st Edition

    By William A. Callahan

    This title was first published in 2000:  Corruption has become a major issue in East and Southeast Asia since the financial crisis of 1997, leading to widespread political change across the region. But political corruption is not a new issue in Southeast Asia. As Pollwatching, Elections and…

    Paperback – 2019-01-16
    Routledge

  • Electoral Corruption in Bangladesh book cover

    Electoral Corruption in Bangladesh

    1st Edition

    By Muhammad Yeahia Akhter

    This title was first published in 2001. Rigging elections in favour of those in power has become common practice in Bangladesh. The author looks at the significance of elections in this democratic state and shows how electoral corruption has damaged the process of democratic consolidation. Muhammad…

    Paperback – 2019-01-16
    Routledge

  • Trade and Human Rights: The Ethical Dimension in US - China Relations book cover

    Trade and Human Rights

    The Ethical Dimension in US - China Relations, 1st Edition

    By Susan C. Morris

    This title was first published in 2002: Utilizing the case of the 1994 US decision to delink China’s human rights record from most favoured nation status, Susan C. Morris addresses the critical issues where commercialism and human rights converge. This insightful addition to the literature on US…

    Paperback – 2019-01-16
    Routledge

  • Statebuilding and State Formation in the Western Pacific: Solomon Islands in Transition? book cover

    Statebuilding and State Formation in the Western Pacific

    Solomon Islands in Transition?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Matthew Allen, Sinclair Dinnen

    This book provides a rigorous and cross-disciplinary analysis of this Melanesian nation at a critical juncture in its post-colonial and post-conflict history, with contributions from leading scholars of Solomon Islands. The notion of ‘transition’ as used to describe the recent drawdown of the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-14
    Routledge

  • Debating Regime Legitimacy in Contemporary China: Popular Protests and Regime Performances book cover

    Debating Regime Legitimacy in Contemporary China

    Popular Protests and Regime Performances, 1st Edition

    Edited by Suisheng Zhao

    This comprehensive volume is a three-part study of whether the Chinese political system has maintained a significant degree of regime legitimacy in the context of rising domestic discontent, in particular the popular protests against socio-economic inequality and environment degradation. Part I…

    Paperback – 2019-01-11
    Routledge

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