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Critical Issues in Modern Politics


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The Politics and International Relations of Modern Korea

The Politics and International Relations of Modern Korea

1st Edition

John Nilsson-Wright
December 17, 2015

As the locus of Great Power rivalry in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the battleground for the first ‘hot’ conflict of the early Cold War, and—in the case of the contemporary challenge of a nuclear North Korea—one of the most potentially destabilizing threats to regional security,...

Politics of Modern Iran

Politics of Modern Iran

1st Edition

Ali M. Ansari
February 28, 2011

A quarter of a century on from the revolution of 1979 there is an ongoing political struggle within Iran between traditionalists and modernists, with the ever-younger average age of the population playing a dynamic role. And on the international stage, the big issues remain Iran’s hostility towards...

Politics of Modern Southeast Asia

Politics of Modern Southeast Asia

1st Edition

Allen Hicken
April 07, 2010

Southeast Asia offers a rich tapestry of comparatively under-studied countries that shed light on political dynamics and political economy within developing states. Some countries manage rapid economic development while others do not; Southeast Asia is home to some of the fastest growing economies...

Politics of Modern Central Asia

Politics of Modern Central Asia

1st Edition

Bhavna Dave
December 21, 2009

The study of contemporary Central Asia has acquired significant scholarly attention since the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Central Asian Studies (which focuses on the five post-Soviet states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) is a burgeoning...

China's International Relations in Asia

China's International Relations in Asia

1st Edition

Li Mingjiang
December 14, 2009

The startling growth of China’s economic and military power, as well as its cultural influence, is having a huge impact on the rest of the world. The key region to observe this impact is, of course, Asia and the past decade has witnessed significant and multi-faceted changes in China’s policy...

Politics of Modern China

Politics of Modern China

1st Edition

Yongnian Zheng, Yiyi Lu, Lynn T. White III
September 29, 2009

After nearly three decades of rapid economic development, China is now a major power whose actions can significantly affect other countries, from America to Zimbabwe. As a result, China Studies has grown exponentially. In particular, there is a growing interest in studies of Chinese politics, not...

Regionalism in Asia

Regionalism in Asia

1st Edition

See Seng Tan
June 22, 2009

Especially since the end of the Cold War, research on and around the international relations of Asia has grown exponentially and, to make sense of what is now a vast and unwieldly corpus of scholarly literature, this new four-volume collection from Routledge’s Critical Issues in Modern Politics...

Politics of Modern South Asia

Politics of Modern South Asia

1st Edition

Subrata K. Mitra
December 12, 2008

Comprising the states of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives, South Asia has gained considerable international visibility over the past decade. Nuclear proliferation, the rapid evolution of India as a major global economic player, the emergence of new markets,...

Politics of the Modern Arab World

Politics of the Modern Arab World

1st Edition

Laleh Khalili
July 16, 2008

This new four-volume collection of cutting-edge and canonical scholarship counters the oft-cited opinion that studies of Middle Eastern politics are devoid of social scientific theory and method by providing an overview of the state of the scholarship in the field, innovations therein, and the...

Politics of Modern Japan

Politics of Modern Japan

1st Edition

Christopher Hood
June 26, 2008

Owing to the changing nature of Japan and its role within the world, more needs to be known of the dynamics of Japanese politics. This timely set brings together key articles on the most crucial issues facing Japanese politics today, and the relationship between Japanese politics and the main...

Politics of Modern Taiwan

Politics of Modern Taiwan

1st Edition

Dafydd Fell
May 02, 2008

This new Routledge Major Work is a four-volume collection which gathers the best and most influential research on the contemporary politics of Taiwan. Although the collected materials are in English, they include contributions from leading Taiwan experts in Europe, the United States, Japan, and...

Politics of Modern Turkey

Politics of Modern Turkey

1st Edition

Ali Carkoglu, William Hale
April 01, 2008

The Politics of Modern Turkey is a new four-volume Major Work from Routledge. The first volume of the collection (‘Historical Heritage of Politics in Modern Turkey’) brings together key research to provide a historical contextualization of modern Turkish political experience. This volume traces the...

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