Political Systems of East Asia

Author: Louis D Hayes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317462564
Format: PDF, ePub
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This innovative, interdisciplinary introduction to East Asian politics uses a thematic approach to describe the political development of China, Japan, and Koreas since the mid-nineteenth century and analyze the social, cultural, political, and economic features of each country. Unlike standard comparative politics texts which often lack a unifying theme and employ Western conventions of the 'state', "Political Systems of East Asia" avoids these limitations and identifies a common thread running through the histories of China, Korea, and Japan. This common thread is Confucianism, which has shaped East Asian perspectives of the universe and how it operates. The text describes and explains the ways in which each country has employed this shared tradition, and how it has affected the country's internal dynamics, responses to the outside world, and its own political development.

Political Parties Party Systems and Democratisation in East Asia

Author: Liang Fook Lye
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814327948
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Some fledging democracies in the world have encountered setbacks due to political parties trying to grapple with the expectations of sophisticated electorates and introducing gradual political reforms over the years.This book describes how democracy is evolving in East Asia and how it assumes different forms in different countries, with political parties adapting and evolving alongside. It has a two-fold intent. First, it contends that the existing variety of party systems in East Asia will endure and may even flourish, rather than converge as liberal democracies. Second, it highlights the seeming political durability of one party systems ? unlike two-part or multi-party systems in the US and Europe ? and their enduring predominance in countries such as Cambodia, China, Singapore and Vietnam.

Government and Politics in Southeast Asia

Author: N. John Funston
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9789812301338
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this substantial and referenced study, nine leading scholars present from inside the history, society, geography, economy and governmental institutions of each of the 10 ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam).

The Political Economy of East Asia

Author: Ming Wan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1483305325
Format: PDF
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For students of international political economy, it is hard to ignore the growth, dynamism, and global impact of East Asia. Japan and China are two of the largest economies in the world, in a region now accounting for almost 30 percent more trade than the United States, Canada, and Mexico combined. What explains this increasing wealth and burgeoning power? In his new text, Ming Wan illustrates the diverse ways that the domestic politics and policies of countries within East Asia affect the region’s production, trade, exchange rates, and development, and are in turn affected by global market forces and international institutions. Unlike most other texts on East Asian political economy that are essentially comparisons of major individual countries, Wan effectively integrates key thematic issues and country-specific examples to present a comprehensive overview of East Asia’s role in the world economy. The text first takes a comparative look at the region’s economic systems and institutions to explore their evolution—a rich and complex story that looks beyond the response to Western pressures. Later chapters are organized around close examination of production, trade, finance, and monetary relations. While featuring extended discussion of China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, Wan is inclusive in his analysis, with coverage including Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, and the Philippines. The text is richly illustrated with more than fifty tables, figures, and maps that present the latest economic and political data to help students better visualize trends and demographics. Each chapter ends with extensive lists of suggested readings.

Political Parties Party Systems and Democratization in East Asia

Author: Liang Fook Lye
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814462586
Format: PDF
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Some fledging democracies in the world have encountered setbacks due to political parties trying to grapple with the expectations of sophisticated electorates and introducing gradual political reforms over the years. This book describes how democracy is evolving in East Asia and how it assumes different forms in different countries, with political parties adapting and evolving alongside. It has a two-fold intent. First, it contends that the existing variety of party systems in East Asia will endure and may even flourish, rather than converge as liberal democracies. Second, it highlights the seeming political durability of one party systems — unlike two-part or multi-party systems in the US and Europe — and their enduring predominance in countries such as Cambodia, China, Singapore and Vietnam. Contents:Introduction (L F Lye & W Hofmeister)One Party System:Is Democratization Compatible with China's One-Party System? (Y-N Zheng & L F Lye)The Vietnamese Communist Party and Renovation (Doi Moi) in Vietnam (D L Thuy)One Party Dominant System:Cambodia: A Hegemonic Party System in the Making (S Peou)The People's Action Party and Political Liberalization in Singapore (K P Tan)The End of One-Party Dominance and Japan's Emergence as a “Common Democracy” (P E Lam)Multi-Party System:Thai Political Parties in the Age of the Great Divide (P Chachavalpongpun)Last Chapter of an Uneasy Partnership: The Loss of Jusuf Kalla in the 2009 Presidential Election (S Hadi)Political Parties and Party System in Korea after Democratization: Cartelized Party System and Oscillations Between Two Models (S-H Lim)Priorities for Philippine Political Parties: Mass Membership, Political Education, and Party Development Law (D T Gonzalez)Taiwan's Democratization and the Freezing of the Party System (H-Y Shyu)Two Key Stumbling Blocks for Hong Kong's Democratization: Personal Vote and Beijing's Policies (H Y Li) Readership: Students and academics studying and teaching political science and history, with particular emphasis on the Asian context; executives in the media and non-profit organizations, policy makers in governments and non-government organizations. Keywords:Democracy;Democratisation;Political Parties;Party Systems;East Asia;Civil Society;Non-Governmental Organizations;Multi-Party System;One-Party System;One-Party Dominant System;AuthoritarianismKey Features:Challenges predictable views of the development of party systems and political parties in East AsiaShowcases the prevailing historical, political and socioeconomic conditions of East Asian countriesReviews: “This is an impressive and comprehensive book. The case studies in this book also add credence to the thesis that a stable party system contributes to democratic consolidation.” Democratization

Conservative Welfare State Systems in East Asia

Author: Christian Aspalter
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN:
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Aspalter examines the historical, political, and social backdrops to the social welfare systems in the most developed welfare state systems of East Asia: Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the People's Republic of China. He applies a political approach to examine the causal determinants of welfare state development, such as: BLhistorical factors BLpolitical systems BLparty systems BLparty politics BLthe politics of legitimization BLthe impact of constitutions BLstate structures BLelections BLsocial movements

Politics in Southeast Asia

Author: William Case
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780700716364
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume provides an introduction to the politics of the five key southeast Asian states - Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines - and is intended as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses on this subject. Using a comparative politics and political economy perspective, the author focuses in particular on the degree of democracy in the five countries, arguing that in all the countries considered democracy is, to varying degrees, imperfect. The book synthesises a wide range of scholarship, and presents the material in a concise and accessible way.

Comparative Politics The politics of Asia

Author: Howard J. Wiarda
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415330954
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This collection reprints essential articles in the systematic study of all of the world's political systems. The pieces here focus on issues such as public opinion formation, interest group lobbying, political party activity, as well as the institutions of government, including executives, legislatures, and legal systems. br br The editors have also written an introductory volume explaining the history main approaches, and controversies in the field, covering the debates on formal-legalism, developmentalism, dependency theory, corporatism, rational choice, and much more.

Political Legitimacy in Southeast Asia

Author: Muthiah Alagappa
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804725608
Format: PDF
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Despite the end of the Cold War, security continues to be a critical concern of Asian states. Allocations of state revenues to the security sector continue to be substantial and have, in fact, increased in several countries. As Asian nations construct a new security architecture for the Asia-Pacific region, Asian security has received increased attention by the scholarly community. But most of that scholarship has focused on specific issues or selected countries. This book aims to lay the groundwork for a comprehensive, in-depth understanding of Asian security by investigating conceptions of security in sixteen Asian countries. The book undertakes an ethnographic, country-by-country study of how Asian states conceive of their security. For each country, it identifies and explains the security concerns and behavior of central decision makers, asking who or what is to be protected, against what potential threats, and how security policies have changed over time. This inside-out or bottom-up approach facilitates both identification of similarities and differences in the security thinking and practice of Asian countries and exploration of their consequences. The crucial insights into the dynamics of international security in the region provided by this approach can form the basis for further inquiry, including debates about the future of the region.