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  1. China’s Urban Century

    China’s Urban Century

    Edited by François Gipouloux
    The achievements of China’s urbanization should not be evaluated solely in terms of adequate infrastructures, but also in their ability to implement sound governance practices to ensure social, environmental and economic development. This book addresses several key challenges faced by Chinese cities, based on the most recent policies and experiments adopted by central and local governments. The contributors offer an interdisciplinary analysis of the urbanization process in China, and examine the following key topics: the institutional foundations of Chinese cities, the legal status of the land, the rural to urban migration, the preservation of the urban heritage and the creation of urban community, and the competitiveness of Chinese cities. They define the current issues and challenges emerging from China’s urbanization. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  2. The Evolution of Central Banking and Monetary Policy in the Asia-Pacific

    The Evolution of Central Banking and Monetary Policy in the Asia-Pacific

    Akhand Akhtar Hossain
    This book of case studies is a contribution to monetary macroeconomics in which country-specific experience and issues in inflation and monetary policy are reviewed and analysed in an historical context. In doing so, the key ideas and views on the sources and dynamics of inflation and monetary-policy behaviour are investigated after taking into account institutional arrangements for the conduct of fiscal and monetary policies. This book selects for study twelve diverse countries from the Asia-Pacific region including the US, China, Australia, India, Japan, Hong Kong SAR (China), South Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and New Zealand. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 200.00   Web: $ 180.00
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  3. Central Banking and Monetary Policy in Muslim-Majority Countries

    Central Banking and Monetary Policy in Muslim-Majority Countries

    Akhand Akhtar Hossain
    This book reviews key aspects of central banking and monetary policy in selected Muslim-majority countries. While reviewing country-specific experiences and issues in inflation and monetary policy, and analysing them from an historical context, emphasis is given to the evolution of Islamic banking and finance and the consequent institutional developments for maintaining price stability. One recurring theme is that, although Islamic banking and finance may have created some complexities, it remains consistent with Classical monetary theory and has created opportunities for improving the infrastructure of central banks and monetary policy to maintain both price and economic stability. The introduction of Islamic banking and finance strengthens the argument for low and stable inflation and rule-based monetary policy. Monetary policy frameworks in these countries include exchange-rate pegging, monetary targeting and inflation targeting under varied restrictions on capital flows. Macroeconomic problems under these regimes are also highlighted and their policy implications drawn. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  4. Renmin Chinese Law Review

    Renmin Chinese Law Review

    Edited by Jichun Shi
    Renmin Chinese Law Review, Volume 3 is the third work in a series of annual volumes on contemporary Chinese law, which bring together the work of recognized scholars from China, offering a window on current legal research in China. This book reflects the study of Chinese law and the reality of Chinese legality and society. Chapters address the developments of the Committee of Politics and Law of CPC, the new challenges China faces in anti-terrorism, the emerging P2P lending in China and the legislation of virtual property inheritance. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  5. Social Policies in an Age of Austerity

    Social Policies in an Age of Austerity

    Edited by John Karl Scholz, Hyungypo Moon, Sang-Hyup Lee
    Social Policies in an Age of Austerity is the first major publication on the topic, with a particular interest in the United States and the Republic of Korea. The authors of the ten chapters in this book review recent developments in social policies in OECD countries, with a focus on achieving greater effectiveness in public spending on social programs, under increasingly tight national budgets. The contributions cover social and fiscal policy and issues in labor market policy, in addition to the effectiveness of social insurance, education and antipoverty policy. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  6. Privacy and Legal Issues in Cloud Computing

    Privacy and Legal Issues in Cloud Computing

    Edited by Anne S.Y. Cheung, Rolf H. Weber
    Adopting a multi-disciplinary and comparative approach, this book focuses on emerging and innovative attempts to tackle privacy and legal issues in cloud computing, such as personal data privacy, security and intellectual property protection. Leading international academics and practitioners in the fields of law and computer science examine the specific legal implications of cloud computing pertaining to jurisdiction, biomedical practice and information ownership. This collection offers original and critical responses to the rising challenges posed by cloud computing. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 55.00   Web: $ 44.00
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  7. Who Rules Japan?

    Who Rules Japan?

    Edited by Leon Wolff, Luke Nottage, Kent Anderson
    The dramatic growth of the Japanese economy in the postwar period, and its meltdown in the 1990s, has attracted sustained interest in the power dynamics underlying the management of Japan’s administrative state. Scholars and commentators have long debated over who wields power in Japan, asking the fundamental question: who really governs Japan? This important volume revisits this question by turning its attention to the regulation and design of the Japanese legal system. With essays covering the new lay-judge system in Japanese criminal trials, labour dispute resolution panels, prison policy, gendered justice, government lawyers, welfare administration and administrative transparency, this comprehensive book explores the players and processes in Japan’s administration of justice. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  8. Transboundary Environmental Governance in Asia

    Transboundary Environmental Governance in Asia

    Simon Marsden, Elizabeth Brandon
    A comprehensive overview of treaty implementation and compliance concerning transboundary environmental governance in Asia is provided in this timely book. Recent United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) membership by Asian states in the Caucasus and Central Asia has shifted focus on environmental governance away from its Euro-centric roots and placed Asia at the forefront of discussion. The focus of this book is centred on the five UNECE treaties: Public Participation, Environmental Impact Assessment, Industrial Accidents, Water and Air Pollution. Twelve related protocols are discussed including Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers, Strategic Environmental Assessment, Civil Liability, Water and Health, and Air Pollutants. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  9. Governance in Developing Asia

    Governance in Developing Asia

    Edited by Anil B. Deolalikar, Shikha Jha, Pilipinas F. Quising
    Governance in Developing Asia is one of the first books of its kind to provide an overview of the role that better governance and citizen empowerment can play in improving public service delivery in developing Asia. The World Development Report 2004 set a framework for public service delivery in terms of the short and long roads to accountability of service providers to citizens. More than a decade on, this important book revisits the issue and departs from the WDR framework, highlighting its shortcomings and offering alternative solutions. The contributors present fresh evidence on the relationship between governance and development outcomes, including growth and indicators of living standards. They argue that the Asia-Pacific region must do better in delivering essential public services if it wishes to continue improving the quality of life for millions of its people. They show how the quantity and quality of public services in a country can be improved if the government actively solicits citizen involvement in service delivery. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 147.00   Web: $ 132.30
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 45.00   Web: $ 36.00
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  10. Innovation Spaces in Asia

    Innovation Spaces in Asia

    Edited by Maureen McKelvey, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen
    Innovation Spaces in Asia provides insight into how and why Asia is poised to impact global innovation. Asia is undergoing rapid developments in markets, sources of technology and user preferences. A key characteristic of the book is the rich empirical understanding of the dynamic processes, involving the strategic decisions of firms and entrepreneurs with the broader socio-economic environment in terms of institutions, markets, knowledge and innovation systems. Innovation spaces are analyzed within Asian countries and firms, from Asia to the world, and from the world to Asian countries. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  11. China, the European Union and the Developing World

    China, the European Union and the Developing World

    Edited by Jan Wouters, Jean-Christophe Defraigne, Matthieu Burnay
    China, the European Union and the Developing World provides a comparative analysis of Chinese and EU influence across five different regions of the developing world: Asia-Pacific; South and Central Asia; the Middle East and North Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and Latin America. While there is broad acknowledgement that the importance of China is rising across the developing world, this book offers a comprehensive and comparative account of the relative increase of the Chinese presence in the various different regions. It highlights its impact on the relationship between the EU and the developing world regions and shows how the rise of China affects the relations between these regions and Europe. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 190.00   Web: $ 171.00
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  12. Managing the Middle-Income Transition

    Managing the Middle-Income Transition

    Edited by Juhzon Zhuang, Paul Vandenberg, Yiping Huang
    The growth model of the People’s Republic of China has been based on high investments, exports, low-cost advantage, and government interventions. This model has successfully transformed the country from a low-income to an upper middle-income economy. However, the model has generated contradictions that could undermine future growth. Making the transition to high income requires greater reliance on efficiency and productivity improvement, innovation, and market competition. This book examines the challenges faced by the People’s Republic of China in sustaining robust growth, and policy options for making a successful transition to a high-income economy to avoid getting caught in the middle-income trap. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 196.00   Web: $ 176.40
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  13. Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities

    Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities

    Lily Kong, Ching Chia-ho, Chou Tsu-Lung
    While global cities have mostly been characterized as sites of intensive and extensive economic activity, the quest for global city status also increasingly rests on the creative production and consumption of culture and the arts. Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities examines such ambitions and projects undertaken in five major cities in Asia: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei and Singapore. Providing a thorough comparison of their urban imaging strategies and attempts to harness arts and culture, as well as more organically evolved arts activities and spaces, this book analyses the relative successes and failures of these cities. Offering rich ethnographic detail drawn from extensive fieldwork, the authors challenge city strategies and existing urban theories and reveal the many complexities in the art of city-making. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  14. The European Union and India

    The European Union and India

    Pascaline Winand, Marika Vicziany, Poonam Datar
    This multi-disciplinary book provides a comprehensive analysis of the EU–India relationship from 1950 to the present day, as a way of assessing whether a meaningful and sustainable relationship is emerging and whether it will play a role in the future of international diplomacy and business. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  15. Property Rights, Land Values and Urban Development

    Property Rights, Land Values and Urban Development

    Li Tian
    This book presents an analysis of betterment and compensation issues under the Land Use Rights (LURs) System in China since 1988. The topic originates from the observation of widening inequity and increasing uncertainty associated with the failure of government to adequately address betterment and compensation issues. An analytical framework of institutions and property rights is employed to examine socio-economic impacts under the LURs system, in particular, the role of the state is analyzed to explore the effects of government intervention in land markets. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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  16. The Disintegration of Production

    The Disintegration of Production

    Edited by Mariko Watanabe
    In the past two decades, China has experienced rapid industrial and economic growth. This fascinating book explores the unique Chinese business strategy of vigorous market entry and low prices, which has been the key feature of this accelerated industrial growth. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 147.00   Web: $ 132.30
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  17. A World Trade Organization for the 21st Century

    A World Trade Organization for the 21st Century

    Edited by Richard Baldwin, Masahiro Kawai, Ganeshan Wignaraja
    The global financial crisis exposed great shortcomings in the global economic architecture, generating extensive international debate about possible remedies for these deficiencies. The postwar global architecture was guided by major developed economies, centered around the IMF, the GATT, and the World Bank. Today, the balance of economic power is shifting toward emerging economies. Global governance and economic policy must reflect this shift. With contributions from prominent Asian and international trade experts, this book critically examines key changes occurring in the world trading system and explores policy implications for Asia. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 161.00   Web: $ 144.90
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  18. New Global Economic Architecture

    New Global Economic Architecture

    Edited by Masahiro Kawai, Peter J. Morgan, Pradumna B. Rana
    The global financial crisis of 2007-2009 exposed flaws and shortcomings in the global economic architecture, and has sparked an international debate about possible remedies for them. The postwar global architecture was essentially guided by the major developed economies, and was centered around the IMF, the GATT – the predecessor of the WTO – and the World Bank. Today, however, the balance of economic and financial power is shifting toward the emerging economies, especially those in Asia, and both global governance and economic policy thinking are beginning to reflect this shift. This book addresses the important question of how a regional architecture, particularly one in Asia, can induce a supply of regional public goods that can complement and strengthen the global public goods supplied through the global architecture. These public goods include institutions to help maintain financial stability, support more open trading regimes and promote sustainable economic development. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  19. Asian-Pacific Rim Logistics

    Asian-Pacific Rim Logistics

    Peter J. Rimmer
    Encompassing China, Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia, extending to Australasia and connecting with South Asia, the Asian-Pacific Rim forms the world’s most dynamic economic region. Comprehending the region’s logistical structure and its institutions are of pivotal importance for businesses, researchers and policy-makers. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 182.00   Web: $ 163.80
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  20. Innovation and Intellectual Property in China

    Innovation and Intellectual Property in China

    Edited by Ken Shao, Xiaoqing Feng
    China is evolving from a manufacturing-based economy to an innovation-based economy, but the delicate context behind this change has not been properly understood by foreign governments, companies and lawyers. This book is an insightful response to ill-conceived notions of, and mis-assumptions regarding, the Chinese innovation economy. It represents an effort to marry a variety of ‘insiders’ perspectives’ from China, with the analysis of international scholars. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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