Politics in Pacific Asia: An Introduction

Politics in Pacific Asia: An Introduction

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Politics in Pacific Asia: An Introduction by Xiaoming Huang, Jason Young

This lively and accessible new edition provides a uniquely broad-ranging introduction to the governance and politics of Pacific Asia.

Thematically structured around the key institutions and issues, it is genuinely comparative in its approach to the whole region. A range of representative countries (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines) are used as key case examples throughout and each of them is subject to a detailed full-page country profile.

Key features include:

• 'Pacific Asia in Context' – comparisons with other parts of the world
• 'Country Profiles' – essential facts on Pacific Asian countries
• Boxed, on-page definitions for key terms
• Annotated lists of further reading for each chapter
• Study questions for each chapter

This diverse region is a fascinating area for study. Politics in Pacific Asia provides a framework to form a coherent understanding of the region's politics; it balances persistent patterns with the latest developments and general characteristics with the differing cultures, histories and institutions of individual countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137466488
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 12/02/2016
Series: Comparative Government and Politics
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2016
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 951,885
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

XIAOMING HUANG is Professor of International Relations, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

JASON YOUNG is Senior Lecturer in Political Science, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Table of Contents

1. Political Traditions in Pacific Asia
2. Building the Modern State
3. Types of States in Pacific Asia

4. Organization of Government
5. In the Name of the State: Bureaucracy and public service
6. The State and the Economy
7. Political Parties, Elections and Political Order

8. Political Society: Power, participation and advocacy

9. Nation and State: Ethnicity, religion and culture

10. Pacific Asia and the World

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Lively, accessible and stimulating... it sets a new benchmark for textbook writing. If there is a prize for the best textbook on Asian politics, one may not need to look beyond this volume for a winner.' - Political Science

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