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  • Democracy in Eastern Asia

    Issues, Problems and Challenges in a Region of Diversity

    Edited by Edmund S. K. Fung, Steven Drakeley

    With the ‘Asian Century’ now upon us, bringing with it many profound economic and political changes to the world order, it is very timely to assess the state of democracy in the Asian region. Focusing on Eastern Asia, this book provides such a review, highlighting lines of connections between the…

    Paperback – 2015-09-25 
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • The Failure of Socialism in South Korea

    1945-2007

    By Yunjong Kim

    Despite the fact that socialist parties have proved to be a major political force across the world, this has not been the case in Asian countries. Socialism in South Korea is a quintessential example of this failure. Despite the existence of a socialist party and what would seem to be the right…

    Hardback – 2015-07-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Asia Struggles with Democracy

    Evidence from Indonesia, Korea and Thailand

    By Giovanna Maria Dora Dore

    Since 1974, when the current wave of democratisation began, the movement towards democracy in Asia has remained limited. Many countries in Asia, in fact, are not making a decisive move towards democracy, and find themselves struggling with the challenges of democratic consolidation and governance.…

    Hardback – 2015-07-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • North Korea, International Law and the Dual Crises

    Narrative and Constructive Engagement

    By Morse Tan

    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has a reputation as one of the worst human rights situations in the world. This book utilizes a unique international law perspective to examine the actions and inactions of North Korea with regard to international security and human rights. Adopting…

    Hardback – 2015-04-28
    Routledge

  • Leader Symbols and Personality Cult in North Korea

    The Leader State

    By Jae-Cheon Lim

    The legitimacy of the North Korean state is based solely on the leaders’ personal legitimacy, and is maintained by the indoctrination of people with leader symbols and the enactment of leadership cults in daily life. It can thus be dubbed a "leader state". The frequency of leader symbols and the…

    Hardback – 2015-03-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • The Economy-Security Nexus in Northeast Asia

    Edited by T.J. Pempel

    The dynamics of Northeast Asia have traditionally been considered primarily in military and hard security terms or alternatively along their economic dimensions. This book argues that relations among the states of Northeast Asia are far more comprehensible when the mutually shaping interactions…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • De-Bordering Korea

    Tangible and Intangible Legacies of the Sunshine Policy

    Edited by Valérie Gelézeau, Koen De Ceuster, Alain Delissen

    As tensions remain on the Korean peninsula, this book looks back on the decade of improved inter-Korean relations and engagement between 1998 and 2008, now known as the ‘Sunshine Policy’ era. Moving beyond traditional economic and political perspectives, it explores how this decade of intensified…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • East Asian Development Model

    Twenty-first century perspectives

    Edited by Shiping Hua, Ruihua Hu

    Given the impressive growth in East Asia after World War II, initially led by Japan, the region's development models have been scrutinized since the 1980s. The shared Confucian cultural heritage, strong government guidance, and export led economies were often cited as contributors to the impressive…

    Hardback – 2014-12-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • North Korea and Northeast Asian Regional Security

    Edited by Simon Shen

    With its unstable and intermittent nuclear weapon project, and the recent leadership succession issue, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been a source of insecurity for the past decade in this region, in addition to the delicate international relations among the powerful China,…

    Hardback – 2014-11-25
    Routledge

  • Patriotism in East Asia

    Edited by Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Koichiro Matsuda

    Current territorial disputes between the Northeast Asian countries have stimulated a resurgence of bellicose nationalism, and threaten to upset recent efforts to achieve regional cooperation and economic integration in East Asia. Alongside this, debates over pre-1945 Japanese wartime atrocities,…

    Hardback – 2014-09-22
    Routledge
    Political Theories in East Asian Context

  • East Asia's Demand for Energy, Minerals and Food

    The International Politics of Resources

    Edited by Kate Barclay, Graeme Smith

    China Japan and South Korea’s international relations are shaped by the fact that all three countries are significant importers of resources. This book brings together work on specific aspects of the politics of resources for each of these countries, regionally and internationally. There are some…

    Hardback – 2014-09-21
    Routledge

  • North Korea - US Relations under Kim Jong II

    The Quest for Normalization?

    By Ramon Pacheco Pardo

    This book analyses North Korea’s foreign policy towards the United States during the Kim Jong Il era. Throughout these years, North Korea sought but failed to normalise diplomatic relations with the United States. Making use of theories of bargaining and learning in International Relations, the…

    Hardback – 2014-05-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

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