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Governance and Democracy in the Asia Pacific: Political and Civil Society

Governance and Democracy in the Asia Pacific: Political and Civil Society

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Stephen McCarthy, Mark R. Thompson
January 31, 2020

In the Asia Pacific region, historical legacies and social structures dispose civil and political society to interact in different ways to Western best-practice scenarios which then go on to produce have implications for democracy and governance. These outcomes are derived from conditions that...

Japan’s Cold War Policy and China: Two Perceptions of Order, 1960-1972

Japan’s Cold War Policy and China: Two Perceptions of Order, 1960-1972

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Yutaka Kanda
December 12, 2019

From 1960s to the early 1970s in East Asia, the Cold War bipolar system, centering on the US and USSR, shifted to a more complicated structure. After the Cuban Missile Crisis, Washington and Moscow accelerated the détente process, leading China to fear a "collusion" of the two superpowers. Publicly...

Post-Politics and Civil Society in Asian Cities: Spaces of Depoliticisation

Post-Politics and Civil Society in Asian Cities: Spaces of Depoliticisation

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sonia Lam-Knott, Creighton Connolly, Kong Chong Ho
November 12, 2019

Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, Post-Politics and Civil Society in Asian Cities examines how the concept of ‘post-politics’ has manifested across a range of Asian cities, and the impact this has had on state-society relationships in processes of urban governance. This...

India’s Maritime Strategy: Balancing Regional Ambitions and China

India’s Maritime Strategy: Balancing Regional Ambitions and China

1st Edition

Shishir Upadhyaya
September 10, 2019

The first book by a former Indian naval intelligence officer on Sino-India relations, India’s Maritime Strategy provides a unique insight into the Indian Navy, tracing its post-independence growth and discussing its transformation and future in the 21st century. In the context of the rise of China’...

The Political Economy of Press Freedom: The Paradox of Taiwan versus China

The Political Economy of Press Freedom: The Paradox of Taiwan versus China

1st Edition

Jaw-Nian Huang
August 23, 2019

This book offers a political economy analysis of the development and degradation of freedom of the press in Taiwan since 1949, exploring how state-business elites and foreign hegemons interacted to shape the evolution of Taiwan’s media. It examines why freedoms increased alongside democratization...

Chinese Constructions of Sovereignty and the East China Sea Conflict

Chinese Constructions of Sovereignty and the East China Sea Conflict

1st Edition

Czeslaw Tubilewicz
August 23, 2019

This book analyses Chinese social constructions of sovereignty in the context of the East China Sea conflict. It specifically explores China and Taiwan’s overlapping cross-Strait sovereignty claims and their domestic debates and policies towards the territorial dispute. Providing an up-to-date...

Inequality and Democratic Politics in East Asia

Inequality and Democratic Politics in East Asia

1st Edition

Chong-Min Park, Eric M. Uslaner
August 02, 2019

Bringing together scholars of inequality, both inside and outside of Asia, this book examines how the distribution of income has affected political institutions, representation, and behaviour in Asia. Through detailed data analysis, the international team of contributors engages with the existing...

The Ever-Changing Sino-Japanese Rivalry

The Ever-Changing Sino-Japanese Rivalry

1st Edition

Philip Streich
June 25, 2019

What explains the ebb and flow of the Sino-Japanese rivalry? Why do the two states sometimes choose to escalate or de-escalate the rivalry? Does domestic politics play a role? Examining the historic and contemporary relationship between China and Japan through the lens of the interstate rivalry...

Risk Management Strategies of Japanese Companies in China: Political Crisis and Multinational Firms

Risk Management Strategies of Japanese Companies in China: Political Crisis and Multinational Firms

1st Edition

Kristin Vekasi
June 25, 2019

In the context of political tensions and rising economic interdependence between Japan and China, this book studies how Japanese multinational companies try to minimize damages and manage their own fear and uncertainty to sustain their business interests. Using a qualitative approach, including...

The Korean Paradox: Domestic Political Divide and Foreign Policy in South Korea

The Korean Paradox: Domestic Political Divide and Foreign Policy in South Korea

1st Edition

Marco Milani, Antonio Fiori, Matteo Dian
June 07, 2019

Bringing together an international line up of contributors, this book examines South Korea’s foreign policy strategies designed to cope with the challenges of the post-Cold War regional order and the emergence of a "Korean paradox". Focusing on non-material factors in shaping the decision-making...

The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific: Fourth and Revised Edition

The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific: Fourth and Revised Edition

4th Edition

Michael Yahuda
March 14, 2019

This fully revised fourth edition of Michael Yahuda’s successful textbook brings the subject up-to-date, introducing students to the international politics of the Asia-Pacific region since 1945. Following an evaluation of the legacy of the Cold War the author assesses the uncertainties of the...

Japan’s Island Troubles with China and Korea: Prospects and Challenges for Resolution

Japan’s Island Troubles with China and Korea: Prospects and Challenges for Resolution

1st Edition

Victor Teo, Haruko Satoh
November 08, 2018

This book examines the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute between Japan and China and the Dokdo/Takeshima dispute between Japan and Korea, in order to offer new perspectives on the possible approaches towards amelioration and resolution of these conflicts. Japan’s Island Troubles with China and Korea...

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