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  1. China’s Peasants and Workers: Changing Class Identities

    China’s Peasants and Workers: Changing Class Identities

    Edited by Beatriz Carrillo , David S.G. Goodman
    The expert contributors illustrate how the development of the urban economic environment has led to changes in the urban working class, through an exploration of the workplace experiences of rural migrant workers, and of the plight of the old working class in the state-owned sector. They address questions on the extent to which migrant workers have become a new working class, are absorbed into the old working class, or simply remain as migrant workers. Changes in class relations in villages in the urban periphery – where the urbanization drive and in-migration has lead to a new local politics of class differentiation – are also raised. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 111.00   Web: $ 99.90
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  2. Asian Monetary Integration

    Asian Monetary Integration

    Woosik Moon, Yeongseop Rhee
    The authors examine the history, conditions and current efforts towards monetary integration in Asia and explore possible future paths, highlighting the roles and perspectives of East Asian countries in the integration process. They consider how East Asian economies could establish their own zone of monetary stability, and show that this stability cannot be separately addressed from the issues of economic growth and solidarity. Against this backdrop, the book tackles the issues of East Asian monetary integration underpinned by the broad framework of economic growth and solidarity. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  3. Japan’s Great Stagnation

    Japan’s Great Stagnation

    W. R. Garside
    This timely book presents a critical examination of the developmental premises of Japan’s high-growth success and its subsequent drift into recession, stagnation and piecemeal reform. The country, which within a few decades of wartime defeat mounted a serious challenge to American hegemony, appeared incapable of fully adjusting to shifting economic circumstance once the impulses of catch-up growth and the good fortune of an accommodating international environment faded. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  4. Academic Entrepreneurship in Asia

    Academic Entrepreneurship in Asia

    Edited by Poh Kam Wong
    This timely book examines the rising phenomenon of academic entrepreneurship and technology commercialization among leading universities in Asia, by presenting in-depth analysis of thirteen leading universities from nine Asian economies, including Tokyo University in Japan, Tsinghua in China, IIT Bombay in India, and the National University of Singapore. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 152.00   Web: $ 136.80
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  5. Rural Transformations and Development – China in Context

    Rural Transformations and Development – China in Context

    Edited by Norman Long, Jingzhong Ye, Yihuan Wang
    This unique book explores the varied perspectives on contemporary processes of rural transformation and policy intervention in China. The expert contributors combine a critical review of current theoretical viewpoints and global debates with a series of case studies that document the specificities of China’s pathways to change. Central issues focus on the dynamics of state–peasant encounters; the diversification of labour and livelihoods; out-migration and the blurring of rural and urban scenarios; the significance of issues of ‘value’ and ‘capital’ and their gender implications; land ownership and sustainable resource management; struggles between administrative cadres and local actors; and the dilemmas of ‘participatory’ development. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 162.00   Web: $ 145.80
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  6. Public Governance in Asia and the Limits of Electoral Democracy

    Public Governance in Asia and the Limits of Electoral Democracy

    Edited by Brian Bridges, Lok Sang Ho
    This book documents the search for a workable model of democracy in Asia. It begins with two conceptual chapters that explore the role of electoral democracy as a governance mechanism in the light of other governance mechanisms, then reviews the various forms of Asian democracy, including those that many may consider to be in name rather than in substance, that have been practiced to date, and indicates where these models may have failed or succeeded. Underpinned by extensive case studies, valuable insights into governance and democracy in Asia – arguably one of the most fascinating and dynamic regions in the world – are provided. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 149.00   Web: $ 134.10
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  7. Social Policy in an Ageing Society

    Social Policy in an Ageing Society

    David Reisman
    Around half the world’s population live in countries where the fertility rate is far below the replacement rate and where life expectancy is increasing dramatically. Using Singapore as a case study, Social Policy in an Ageing Society explores what might happen in a dynamic and prosperous society when falling births, longer life expectancy and rising expectations put disproportionate pressure on scarce resources that have alternative uses. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  8. Federalism in Asia

    Federalism in Asia

    Edited by Baogang He, Brian Galligan, Takashi Inoguchi
    Until now there have been few attempts to examine the different models of federalism appropriate in Asia, let alone to trace the extent to which these different perspectives are compatible, converging, or mutually influencing each other. This book redresses the balance by demonstrating the varieties of Asian federalism. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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    2006   Paperback Price: $ 47.00   Web: $ 37.60
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