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  1. China and the Global Energy Crisis

    China and the Global Energy Crisis

    Tatsu Kambara, Christopher Howe
    This book examines China’s record of oil and gas development, its refining capacity, and energy prospects. The authors conclude that there are no fundamental reasons for anxiety about China’s demands on the world energy economy, but they emphasize that its energy future will depend critically on a continuation of reform and internationalization. China and the Global Energy Crisis is a concise but detailed study of these issues. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  2. Deregulation and its Discontents

    Deregulation and its Discontents

    Edited by M Ramesh, Michael Howlett
    Deregulation and its Discontents examines the different ways in which the issues related to deregulation and reregulation have been addressed in Asia. The role of government in business has gone through distinct, if overlapping, cycles: regulation, deregulation and reregulation. However, little is known about deregulation and even less about reregulation, particularly in relation to Asia. The contributors to this book examine the links between the cycles through detvailed analyses of the electricity market, pensions and stock markets in the Asia Pacific. They also offer an explanation of regulatory cycles. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  3. Environmental Policy in Japan

    Environmental Policy in Japan

    Edited by Hidefumi Imura, Miranda A. Schreurs
    The book introduces Japan’s environmental history, its key environmental regulations and the forces that have driven Japan to introduce these environmental regulations and programs. It also examines the various formal and informal institutional mechanisms and policy instruments that have been introduced over the past several decades to implement pollution control and energy conservation. The authors conclude by putting Japan’s environmental policy experiences in comparative perspective and considering what useful lessons can be drawn from the Japanese experience for developing nations. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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  4. Political Competition, Innovation and Growth in the History of Asian Civilizations

    Political Competition, Innovation and Growth in the History of Asian Civilizations

    Edited by Peter Bernholz, Roland Vaubel
    Do political decentralisation and inter state competition favour innovation and growth? There has long been a lively debate surrounding this question, going back to David Hume and Immanuel Kant. This book is a new attempt to test its veracity. The existing literature tends to assume that the beneficial effects of inter state competition have been confined to European history. By contrast, China, India and the Islamic Middle East are regarded as inherently imperial and overcentralised. However, these civilisations have not always been unified politically. In their history, there have been long spells of decentralised rule or inter state competition. The same is true for Japan. If the Hume–Kant hypothesis is correct, it should also apply to those periods. This volume analyses the qualitative and quantitative evidence. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  5. Welfare, Environment and Changing US–Chinese Relations

    Welfare, Environment and Changing US–Chinese Relations

    Edited by Maria Weber
    By adopting a wide-ranging perspective, this book addresses the key issues relevant to contemporary China, providing a valuable tool with which to understand the challenges and opportunities facing political and economic actors, both domestic and foreign, over the next decades. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  6. Security Perspectives of the Malay Archipelago

    Security Perspectives of the Malay Archipelago

    Andrew T.H. Tan
    The Malay Archipelago – namely Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines – has recently risen in prominence as the ‘second front’ in the war on terrorism. This study argues that the Malay Archipelago constitutes a distinct sub-regional security complex within Southeast Asia due to the existence of patterns of amity and enmity, as well as transnational terrorism linkages. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  7. Human Capital, Trade and Public Policy in Rapidly Growing Economies

    Human Capital, Trade and Public Policy in Rapidly Growing Economies

    Edited by Michele Boldrin, Been-Lon Chen, Ping Wang
    Human Capital, Trade and Public Policy in Rapidly Growing Economies argues that only two centuries ago, no society had ever enjoyed sustained growth in living standards. The contributors to this book aim to discover why the world today exhibits a predilection for perpetual self-improvement. In particular, the book focuses on the forces underlying long-lasting growth in East Asia’s Newly Industrialized Countries (NICs). Drawing from the experiences of Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan, it questions whether public policy can contribute to removing barriers towards accumulation of wealth, and if so, what development policy should be put in place to remedy the existing distortions or market failure problems. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  8. Electricity Reform in China, India and Russia

    Electricity Reform in China, India and Russia

    Xu Yi-Chong
    Examining the reform and restructuring of the electricity industry in China, India and Russia, this book explores the way that local conditions and institutions shape the commitment, direction and speed of public utility reform in the three countries. It questions the validity of the argument that one model for electricity reforms will work in all countries, on the grounds that the industry is the same everywhere, by examining the World Bank’s involvement in economic reforms in developing and transition economies. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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  9. Globalization and Marketization in Education

    Globalization and Marketization in Education

    Ka-Ho Mok, Jason Tan
    Globalization has effected tremendous change to the character and functions of education worldwide. This unique book focuses on its impact upon Hong Kong and Singapore, and how these two East Asian Tigers have responded to the strong global tide of marketization in shaping and developing their education policies. The authors discuss the way in which increasingly prominent tides of marketization, privatization, corporatization and decentralization have influenced the governance and management of education in these two Asian economies. They aim to identify and examine the crucial socio-historical, socio-economic and socio-political factors for education reforms initiated in the two societies in recent years. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  10. Globalization in the Asian Region

    Globalization in the Asian Region

    Edited by Gloria Davies, Chris Nyland
    Bringing together contributors from both the university sector and business-centered research institutions, this comprehensive volume offers diverse perspectives on the impacts and consequences of globalization in different parts of the Asian region. Learn More
    2005   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  11. Regional Security in the Asia Pacific

    Regional Security in the Asia Pacific

    Edited by Marika Vicziany, David Wright-Neville, Pete Lentini
    The September 2001 terrorist attacks shocked the world. But what did they change? In this book Asia specialists from academe and policy think tanks assess the impact of 9/11 on the Asia Pacific. Drawing on unique fieldwork, access to a wide range of documents and inside expertise, the authors consider how old geo-strategic and cultural fault lines have been overlaid with new security threats from state and non-state actors. With chapters on specific countries and regions, defense policies, terrorism, and current and potential conflict zones, this collection critically examines the Asia Pacific region’s post-9/11, as well as post-Iraq war, security architecture. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  12. Globalisation and the New Terror

    Globalisation and the New Terror

    Edited by David M. Jones
    This rigorously analytical yet readable book examines trends in new terror – understood here to be the capacity of sub-state actors to secure religious or politically motivated objectives by violent means. The contributors argue that whilst the use of violence to achieve political ends is scarcely original, what distinguishes new terror is its potential for lethality. This, combined with its evolving capacity to draw upon the resources of globalisation, particularly the revolution in communications which has advanced global markets, has also rendered them, and the more developed core states in the international trading order, increasingly vulnerable to asymmetric threats. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  13. Elites and Political Power in South Korea

    Elites and Political Power in South Korea

    Byong-Man Ahn
    In Elites and Political Power in South Korea, Byong-Man Ahn examines problems related to Korea’s political and ruling systems. He examines the Korean government in a global context and explores Korea’s cultural and political matrix. The author goes on to analyze political power, political parties and the elites in terms of their contribution to the ongoing cycle of dominance. An understanding of Korean government is developed, with particular attention paid to the unique pattern of its administrative system vis-à-vis those of other systems. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  14. Regionalism in the New Asia-Pacific Order

    Regionalism in the New Asia-Pacific Order

    Joseph A. Camilleri
    Regionalism in the Asia-Pacific is a complex, diverse, highly contested and still rapidly evolving phenomenon. Crucial to an understanding of this phenomenon is the relationship between globalization and regionalization, between states, markets and civil society, and between US hegemony and Asian aspirations. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 186.00   Web: $ 167.40
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  15. Return Migration in the Asia Pacific

    Return Migration in the Asia Pacific

    Edited by Robyn Iredale, Fei Guo, Santi Rozario
    Globalisation and social transformation theorists have paid significantly less attention to the movement of people than they have to the movement of capital. This book redresses the balance and provides timely insights into recent developments in return skilled migration in four regions in the Asia Pacific – Bangladesh, China, Taiwan and Vietnam. The authors believe that the movement of skilled migrants, and the tacit knowledge they bring with them, is a vital component in the process of globalisation. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  16. Migration in the Asia Pacific

    Migration in the Asia Pacific

    Edited by Robyn Iredale, Charles Hawksley, Stephen Castles
    This book examines the overall trends and labour patterns of migrants, their relationship with the state, and the impacts they have on the societies in which they work and sometimes settle. The book adopts a multidisciplinary perspective which encompasses economics, history, politics, geography, and sociology, and presents a unique body of new empirical research that forms the basis of many of the chapters. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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  17. Malaysian Economics and Politics in the New Century

    Malaysian Economics and Politics in the New Century

    Edited by Colin Barrow, Francis K.W. Loh
    Malaysia is one of the fastest growing economies in the world today, and this book reflects current debates about the future directions of the national economy, polity and society in light of the late 1900s watershed period of financial crisis, the arrest of Anwar Ibrahim and the subsequent 1999 general election. Malaysian Economics and Politics in the New Century aims to answer questions about how the economy and society are organized, about how the benefits from economic development are distributed, about government’s relations to major national institutions, and about the nature of the political process. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  18. Asia Meets Europe

    Asia Meets Europe

    Julie Gilson
    Asia Meets Europe will be of special interest to academics and researchers of Asian studies, Asia-Europe relations and international political economy. Practitioners involved in policy making in East Asia and Europe will also find the book of use. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  19. Foreign Policy of the New Taiwan

    Foreign Policy of the New Taiwan

    Chen Jie
    Taiwan has become a significant player on the world stage in many areas and has developed a distinct international profile and influence. Its pro-active foreign policy firmly reminds the world of a new political entity’s achievement, aspirations and unfulfilled ambitions. This pioneering book discusses Taiwan’s pragmatic diplomacy as a way of seeking legitimacy, survival and development for a burgeoning nation-state, against the dynamic changes in domestic and international scenes and tumultuous relations with China. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 151.00   Web: $ 135.90
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  20. The Foreign Economic Policies of Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan

    The Foreign Economic Policies of Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan

    Christopher M. Dent
    Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan – East Asia’s newly industrialised economies (the NIE-3) – experienced a profound development transformation over recent decades. Christopher Dent makes a comparative study of their foreign economic policies, highlighting how the NIE-3 have engaged with the international economic system in an increasingly dynamic way. The book develops a new macro-framework of foreign economic policy analysis that provides the structure for this study. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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