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Taiwan's Environmental Struggle: Toward a Green Silicon Island

Taiwan's Environmental Struggle: Toward a Green Silicon Island

1st Edition

Jack Williams, Ch’ang-yi David Chang
June 14, 2012

Taiwan experienced a highly successful economic transformation in the last 50 years that produced one of Asia’s genuine ‘miracles’ of modern development, in terms of improvement in per capita income and overall quality of material well being for its citizens. The process, though, involved rapid...

The Politics of Civic Space in Asia: Building Urban Communities

The Politics of Civic Space in Asia: Building Urban Communities

1st Edition

Amrita Daniere, Mike Douglass
April 17, 2012

This book explores how and why civic spaces are used by different communities in Asia and what role urban governance and public participation play in the support or demise of communities. Using case studies of contemporary city life throughout, the contributors provide insights into the importance...

Politics and Change in Singapore and Hong Kong: Containing Contention

Politics and Change in Singapore and Hong Kong: Containing Contention

1st Edition

Stephan Ortmann
April 16, 2012

In democratization theory, Singapore continues to be a remarkable country for its extremely low level of contentious politics despite rapid economic development. In contrast, many different groups in Hong Kong have taken their demands to the streets since the 1970s. Even though there is an obvious...

Taiwan and Post-Communist Europe: Shopping for Allies

Taiwan and Post-Communist Europe: Shopping for Allies

1st Edition

Czeslaw Tubilewicz
March 22, 2012

Taiwan and Post-Communist Europe examines Taiwan’s economic diplomacy towards post-communist states in Central and Eastern Europe. The media, and occasionally academia, have often suggested that Taipei resorts to costly aid, trade and investment diplomacy to facilitate its foreign relations, whilst...

Human Genetic Biobanks in Asia: Politics of trust and scientific advancement

Human Genetic Biobanks in Asia: Politics of trust and scientific advancement

1st Edition

Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner
March 14, 2012

This volume investigates human genetic biobanking and its regulation in various Asian countries and areas, including Japan, Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India and Indonesia.. It sheds light on how cultural, socio-political and economic factors influence the set-up of bioethical regulation for...

The Asia-Europe Meeting: The Theory and Practice of Interregionalism

The Asia-Europe Meeting: The Theory and Practice of Interregionalism

1st Edition

Alfredo C. Robles
March 14, 2012

Focusing on the economic, developmental, political and cultural issues of its member states, this book offers a critical assessment of the ASEM process since its inception in 1996, which now brings together all 27 EU members, the European Commission, and 16 East Asian states. The underlying theme...

Business Innovation in Asia: Knowledge and Technology Networks from Japan

Business Innovation in Asia: Knowledge and Technology Networks from Japan

1st Edition

Dennis McNamara
October 12, 2011

Industrial competition with rising economies, new regional investment from the West, and trade pacts among competitors threaten Japan’s long postwar prominence. Global market dynamics and regional competition prompted the shift from offshore factories to local networks in the last decade. Similar...

Expansion of Trade and FDI in Asia: Strategic and Policy Challenges

Expansion of Trade and FDI in Asia: Strategic and Policy Challenges

1st Edition

Julien Chaisse, Philippe Gugler
July 26, 2011

Foreign direct investment flows have increased dramatically in recent decades and continue to be a driving factor of economic globalisation. As a growth pole in the world economy, large parts of Asia have particularly become an attractive place for market-seeking FDI. In a high number of Asian...

Trade and Contemporary Society along the Silk Road: An ethno-history of Ladakh

Trade and Contemporary Society along the Silk Road: An ethno-history of Ladakh

1st Edition

Jacqueline H. Fewkes
July 12, 2011

This book provides an ethno-historical study of the trade system in Ladakh (India), a busy entrepôt for Silk Route trade between Central and South Asia. Previously a part of global networks, Ladakh became an isolated border area as national boundaries were defined and enforced in the mid-20th...

Japan and Africa: Globalization and Foreign Aid in the 21st Century

Japan and Africa: Globalization and Foreign Aid in the 21st Century

1st Edition

Howard P. Lehman
July 11, 2011

Since the early 1990s, Japan has played an increasingly important and influential role in Africa. A primary mechanism that has furthered its influence has been through its foreign aid policies. Japan’s primacy, however, has been challenged by changing global conditions related to aid to Africa,...

East Asian Regionalism from a Legal Perspective: Current features and a vision for the future

East Asian Regionalism from a Legal Perspective: Current features and a vision for the future

1st Edition

Tamio Nakamura
June 15, 2011

Plenty has been written about the political and economical aspects of regionalism, but the legal perspective has been neglected. East Asian Regionalism From a Legal Perspective is unique in synthesizing legal, economic and political analyses. In the first part, the book...

Lessons from the Asian Financial Crisis

Lessons from the Asian Financial Crisis

1st Edition

Richard Carney
May 10, 2011

Nearly ten years after the Asian Financial Crisis, financial turmoil has reappeared – this time it is ravaging the world's wealthiest countries and dragging the global economy along for the ride. It forces one to reflect on the last major financial crisis to afflict the global economy, and to...

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