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Guides to Economic and Political Developments in Asia


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North Korea, 2009-2012: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

North Korea, 2009-2012: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

1st Edition

Ian Jeffries
October 13, 2017

North Korea continues to be a country of great concern internationally, where future developments are uncertain, especially as a result of the succession to the leadership of Kim Jong-un following the death of Kim Jong-il. It is also a country which is relatively unknown and relatively little...

Economic Developments in Contemporary Russia

Economic Developments in Contemporary Russia

1st Edition

Ian Jeffries
November 25, 2016

This book provides a comprehensive overview of Russia’s difficult economic transition from a command economy since the early 1990s.  It covers the financial crisis of August 1998 and the global financial crisis a decade later.  Key subjects covered include economic transition,...

Contemporary Vietnam: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

Contemporary Vietnam: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

1st Edition

Ian Jeffries
July 13, 2016

This book provides full details of contemporary economic and political developments in Vietnam.  It continues the overview of developments up to late 2005 which were covered in the author’s Vietnam: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments (also published by Routledge, 2006).  Key...

Political Developments in Contemporary China: A Guide

Political Developments in Contemporary China: A Guide

1st Edition

Ian Jeffries
June 01, 2016

China’s role in global events today cannot be overestimated. This book provides a comprehensive and detailed overview of contemporary political developments in China. Key topics covered include: China's international relations with its neighbours and with the international community more widely;...

Contemporary North Korea: A guide to economic and political developments

Contemporary North Korea: A guide to economic and political developments

1st Edition

Ian Jeffries
May 26, 2016

This book provides full details of contemporary economic and political developments in North Korea since late 2005, continuing the overview of developments which were covered in the author’s North Korea: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments (Routledge 2006).  Key topics covered...

Political Developments in Contemporary Russia

Political Developments in Contemporary Russia

1st Edition

Ian Jeffries
February 28, 2016

This book provides a comprehensive overview of political developments in Russia since late 2000, following on from where the author’s previous publication, The New Russia, left off.  It covers all aspects of politics including the following: the highly centralized nature of power in Russia; central...

Economic Developments in Contemporary China: A Guide

Economic Developments in Contemporary China: A Guide

1st Edition

Ian Jeffries
April 10, 2015

China’s role in global affairs today continues to rise. This book provides an authoritative, comprehensive and detailed overview of contemporary economic developments in China. Key topics include agriculture; the market gradually replacing central planning; the global financial crisis; the reform...

Vietnam: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

Vietnam: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

1st Edition

Ian Jeffries
August 08, 2013

Winning the Vietnam War proved easier than winning the peace. Since 1975, the reunited country has faced the problem of how a poorer, planned economy in which state ownership and control could successfully absorb a more advanced, capitalist economy. In addition, the collapse of communism and the...

North Korea: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

North Korea: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

1st Edition

Ian Jeffries
March 22, 2013

There is much intense interest in North Korea at present. This partly arises from questions about Korea's nuclear capability and intentions, and about the extent to which North Korea may be viewed as 'a rogue state' or part of 'the axis of evil'. In addition, however, North Korea has recently begun...

Mongolia: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

Mongolia: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

1st Edition

Ian Jeffries
June 14, 2012

With Mongolia fast becoming a significant exporter of minerals and raw materials, this book provides a full account of political and economic events in this important country. It focuses on the period since the establishment of the Soviet-backed Mongolian People’s Republic in 1924 and the...

China: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

China: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

1st Edition

Ian Jeffries
March 22, 2012

There is currently widespread interest in the Chinese economy, due to its huge and rapid growth, and the consequent impact on world business and the world economy. At the same time, there are concerns about China's political system, China's human rights record and the degree to which reform - the...

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