Comparative Asian Politics: Power, Policy and Change / Edition 1

Comparative Asian Politics: Power, Policy and Change / Edition 1

by James C.F. Wang
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0131554581

ISBN-13: 9780131554580

Pub. Date: 02/24/1998

Publisher: Pearson

This book represents the single most up-to-date and comprehensive source of information on the major political systems and processes in East, South, and Southeast Asia.

Overview

This book represents the single most up-to-date and comprehensive source of information on the major political systems and processes in East, South, and Southeast Asia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131554580
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
02/24/1998
Edition description:
FACSIMILE
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

(Note: The book examines Asian politics on a country-by-country basis, organized around the same themes for each country).

1. China and Japan: Modernization, Industrialization, and Contrast in Development.

The case of China (People's Republic of China). The case of Japan. Political culture and political development. Locus of power: Political institutions, leadership, and bureaucracy. The political process: Participation, elections, political parties, and group politics. Political performance and public policy. Suggested readings.

2. South Korea and Taiwan: Emerging Political Reform and Asian Models for Economic Success.

The case of the Korean penninsula. The case of Taiwan. Political culture and political development. Locus of power: Political institutions and leadership. The political process: Participation, elections, political parties, and group politics. Political performance and public policy. Suggested Readings.

3. Singapore and Hong Kong: Government Overregulation versus the Free Market.

The case of the Singapore. The case of Hong Kong. Political culture and political development. Locus of power: Political institutions and leadership. The political process: Participation, elections, and political parties. Political performance and public policy. Suggested Readings.

4. India and Pakistan: Diversity in Traditional Culture amidst Religious Fundamentalist Revival and Separist Claims.

The case of the India. The case of Pakistan. Political culture and political development. Locus of power: Political institutions, leadership, and bureaucracy. The political process: Participation, elections, political parties, and group politics. Political performance and public policy. Suggested Readings.

5. Indonesia and the Philippines: The Archipelagic States.

Political culture and political development. Locus of power: Political institutions and leadership. The political process: Participation, elections, and political parties. Political performance and public policy. Suggested Readings.

6. Vietnam and North Korea: Changes in the Two Nations That America Fought.

The case of Vietnam. Political culture and political development. Locus of power: Political institutions and leadership. The political process: Participation, elections, and political parties. Political performance and public policy. Suggested Readings.

7. Cambodia and Laos: Continued Battle for National Independence and against Foreign Interference.

Political culture and political development. Locus of power: Political institutions and leadership. The political process: Participation, elections, and political parties. Political performance and public policy. Suggested Readings.

Conclusion: A Changing Asia and the Response of the United States.

The Asian security issue and the role of the United States. Arms buildup and arms sales by Asian nations. Trade with Asia: Cooperation and competition.

Notes.

Index.

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