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Preventing Corruption in Asia: Institutional Design and Policy Capacity

Preventing Corruption in Asia: Institutional Design and Policy Capacity

1st Edition

Ting Gong, Stephen K. Ma
March 24, 2011

Despite intensified governmental and public efforts at corruption control in recent years, official transgression continues to surface in various ways of abusing the unique power and trust that a government holds. Preventing Corruption in Asia addresses a number of crucial questions: -What...

Kim Jong-il's Leadership of North Korea

Kim Jong-il's Leadership of North Korea

1st Edition

Jae-Cheon Lim
March 24, 2011

Kim Jong Il came to power after the death of his father Kim Il Sung in 1994. Contrary to expectations, he has succeeded in maintaining enough political stability to remain in power. Kim Jong Il's Leadership of North Korea is an examination of how political power has been developed, transmitted from...

From Orientalism to Postcolonialism: Asia, Europe and the Lineages of Difference

From Orientalism to Postcolonialism: Asia, Europe and the Lineages of Difference

1st Edition

Sucheta Mazumdar, Vasant Kaiwar, Thierry Labica
March 24, 2011

This book uses a historical and theoretical focus to examine the key of issues of the Enlightenment, Orientalism, concepts of identity and difference, and the contours of different modernities in relation to both local and global shaping forces, including the spread of capitalism. The contributors...

Education as a Political Tool in Asia

Education as a Political Tool in Asia

1st Edition

Marie Lall, Edward Vickers
June 30, 2010

This book offers a fresh and comparative approach in questioning what education is being used for and what the effects of the politicisation of education are on Asian societies in the era of globalisation. Education has been used as a political tool throughout the ages and across the whole world to...

Taiwan's Relations with Mainland China: A Tail Wagging Two Dogs

Taiwan's Relations with Mainland China: A Tail Wagging Two Dogs

1st Edition

Chi Su
June 15, 2010

Taiwan's Relations with Mainland China is the first book to deal with the role of Taiwan’s leadership politics, including the personal political styles of Lee Teng-hui and Chen Shui-bian, in the development of Taiwan’s mainland policy and the consequences for U.S.-Taiwan relations. Including...

Asian-European Relations: Building Blocks for Global Governance?

Asian-European Relations: Building Blocks for Global Governance?

1st Edition

Jurgen Ruland, Gunter Schubert, Gunter Schucher, Cornelia Storz
December 15, 2009

Interregional Relations are a novel field within international relations which have increasingly been attracting scholarly interest. Thus, over the last five years or so, Interregional Relations has firmly established itself as a research field, initially within political science, and gradually in...

Islamic Legitimacy in a Plural Asia

Islamic Legitimacy in a Plural Asia

1st Edition

Anthony Reid, Michael Gilsenan
April 29, 2009

A global debate has emerged within Islam about how to coexist with democracy. Even in Asia, where such ideas have always been marginal, radical groups are taking the view that scriptural authority requires either Islamic rule (Dar-ul-Islam) or a state of war with the essentially illegitimate...

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