Comparing Asian Politics

Author: Sue Ellen M. Charlton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429973675
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First Published in 2018. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Chinese And Indian Strategic Behavior

Author: George J. Gilboy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107379636
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This book offers an empirical comparison of Chinese and Indian international strategic behavior. It is the first study of its kind, filling an important gap in the literature on rising Indian and Chinese power and American interests in Asia. The book creates a framework for the systematic and objective assessment of Chinese and Indian strategic behavior in four areas: (1) strategic culture; (2) foreign policy and use of force; (3) military modernization (including defense spending, military doctrine and force modernization); and (4) economic strategies (including international trade and energy competition). The utility of democratic peace theory in predicting Chinese and Indian behavior is also examined. The findings challenge many assumptions underpinning Western expectations of China and India.

Between Democracy And Technocracy

Author: Franklin Barr Lebo
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498562221
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Classically, studies of the Japanese government are both tantalizing and frustrating as scholars standing outside of the system draw conclusions from significant events like crises, disasters, and moments of reform. This has led to a sense of mystery as scholars have developed sophisticated competing theories about how the system actually operates often with resigned comments that there is a black curtain (kuromaku) drawn over the system. The primary challenge is gaining access to the actual process of policymaking on a daily basis given the seemingly impenetrable nature of the bureaucracy. This study is unusual as it cracks open the curtain to see the wheels and rotating gears along with those pulling the levers. Specifically, through the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Fellowship program, the only congressionally authorized opportunity allowing American officials to be placed directly inside a foreign government, the reader is given a firsthand account of these machinations. Through their eyes, readers will be introduced to Japan’s messy policymaking process in telecommunications regulation, pharmaceutical approvals, diplomatic relations, and much more. This approach also allows the author to refine existing theories of Japan’s bureaucratic elite and assess the weak system of control exercised over them by the National Personnel Authority (NPA). This understudied agency is the last vestige of MacArthur’s legacy as the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers in Japan following World War II. Thus, this study ambitiously hopes to lend a realistic glimpse into the only developed, non-western, industrialized democratic state in the world. More boldly, this study intends to lend a greater appreciation of the complex tug-of-war between democracy and technocracy in other national contexts.

Japan S Foreign Policy Since 1945

Author: Kevin J. Cooney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317466918
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This student-friendly text provides a detailed and up-to-date assessment of Japan's foreign policy since 1945, including policy options and choices that Japan faces in the twenty-first century. Using information based on interviews with policymakers in Japan, the author provides new insight into Japan's foreign policy options and analyzes the nation's evolving role in international affairs. The book begins with a brief overview of major issues related to Japan's foreign policy since the mid-nineteenth century, and then focuses on the direction of Japanese foreign policy from 1945 to the present. It examines issues such as Article Nine of the Japanese Constitution, national security needs, the way Japan views the world around it, the role of nationalism in setting policy, and the influence of big industry. It also includes material on Japan's response to 9/11 and the war in Iraq. Designed for both undergraduate and graduate level courses, the text includes Discussion Questions, maps, a detailed bibliography with suggestions for further reading, and an Appendix with the Japanese Constitution for easy reference.

The Nature Of Asian Politics

Author: Bruce Gilley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316060446
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The Nature of Asian Politics is a broad and thematic treatment of the fundamental factors that characterize politics in the fourteen key countries of Southeast and Northeast Asia. Bruce Gilley begins with an overview of state-society relations, then moves on to the fundamental questions of development and democracy, and finally shifts to an exploration of governance and public policy in the region. This book proposes an Asian governance model that is useful for understanding politics from Japan to Indonesia. By reviving an earlier paradigm known as oriental despotism and applying it to political theories on the Asian region, this book is likely to attract wide debate among students of Asian politics and among Western policy makers seeking to engage the region.

Hinterlands And Commodities

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Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004283900
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In Hinterlands and Commodities, well-known historians and an economist examine perennially important questions concerning temporal and spatial relationships among central places, hinterlands, commodities, and political economic developments in Asia and the Global economy over the long eighteenth century.

Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Pottermore
ISBN: 1781107734
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Ο μαγικοζωολόγος Νιουτ Σκαμάντερ μόλις έχει φτάσει στην πόλη με την πρόθεση να μείνει μόνο για λίγο. Όταν όμως η μαγική βαλίτσα του χάνεται και κάποια από τα φανταστικά ζώα του δραπετεύουν στην πόλη, ο κίνδυνος είναι προ των πυλών... Εμπνευσμένο από το εγκεκριμένο εγχειρίδιο του Νιουτ Σκαμάντερ στη Σχολή Χόγκουαρτς, το Φανταστικά Ζώα και Πού Βρίσκονται σηματοδοτεί το σεναριακό ντεμπούτο της Τζ. Κ. Ρόουλινγκ, συγγραφέως της πολυαγαπημένης και διεθνώς ευπώλητης σειράς βιβλίων με ήρωα τον Χάρι Πότερ. Οι θαυμαστές του ιδιοφυούς ταλέντου της Τζ. Κ. Ρόουλινγκ θα αναγνωρίσουν σε κάθε σελίδα το χιούμορ της, την απίστευτη οπτική που διαθέτει για ένα μαγικό σύμπαν, καθώς και τη βαθιά συμπάθεια και κατανόηση που τρέφει για όλους τους ανθρώπους (είτε έχουν ραβδιά είτε όχι). Η ταινία Φανταστικά Ζώα και Πού Βρίσκονται προβλήθηκε στον κινηματογράφο το Νοέμβριο του 2016.

Economic Reform In Asia

Author: Sara Hsu
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ISBN: 9781784711535
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'Professor Hsu provides a valuable introduction for students to the recent economic history of the three Asian giants: China, India, and Japan, along with an informative discussion of the economic challenges they confront as they jointly contribute to wh