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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. The European Union and East Asia

    The European Union and East Asia

    Edited by Peter W. Preston, Julie Gilson
    The global system has seen sweeping changes in recent years and this has precipitated a revival of interest in the relationship between Europe and Asia. This book examines the extent and nature of the regional linkages between East Asia and the European Union. Issues discussed include: the reactions and approaches of both regions to the Asian Crisis; postcolonialism and the balance of power in Europe-Asia Relations; trade relations between Europe and Asia and the revival of the Silk Road; and the development of the role of Asia-Europe Meetings. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  14. Civil Service Systems in Asia

    Civil Service Systems in Asia

    Edited by John P. Burns, Bidhya Bowornwathana
    This extensive book critically examines and contrasts the civil service systems of eight diverse Asian countries; Bangladesh, China, India, Japan, Laos, the Philippines, South Korea and Thailand, using a common comparative framework. The authors compare the civil service systems in each country discussing several factors including historical development, internal labour markets, degree of representativeness, level of politicization, the effect of public opinion, the impact of reform and diffusion and their place in two popular configurations of civil service systems. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  15. Contemporary Minority Migration, Education and Ethnicity in China

    Contemporary Minority Migration, Education and Ethnicity in China

    Robyn Iredale, Naren Bilik, Wang Su, Fei Guo, Caroline Hoy
    Rural–urban migration is an important aspect in the development of countries. Until the late 1980s China was one of the few countries that controlled population movement both directly and indirectly through policies of economic and social control. The gradual relaxation of these policies has resulted in greater freedom of movement for the population, the effects of which are discussed in this significant volume. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  16. The Political Economy of the East Asian Crisis and its Aftermath

    The Political Economy of the East Asian Crisis and its Aftermath

    Edited by Arvid J. Lukauskas, Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz
    The East Asian crisis has sparked debate regarding the future of emerging markets and the globalization of world capital markets. This book, with contributions by leading economists and political scientists, provides an up-to-date assessment of the causes and consequences of the crisis and the policy lessons drawn from it. In contrast to much of the existing literature, the volume presents the view that the crisis and its aftermath were not simply the result of purely economic and financial phenomena but also the reflection of some fundamental institutional, historical and political forces. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  17. States, Markets and Civil Society in Asia-Pacific

    States, Markets and Civil Society in Asia-Pacific

    Joseph A. Camilleri
    This first volume of a two-volume study concentrates on the geopolitical and economic transformation of Asia Pacific. It focuses on the complex relationship between the decline of ideological bipolarity, the rapid industrialization of East Asia and the tensions generated by the shifting balance of regional and global economic interests. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 202.00   Web: $ 181.80
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  18. Growth, Employment and Migration in Southeast Asia

    Growth, Employment and Migration in Southeast Asia

    Prema-chandra Athukorala, Chris Manning, Piyasiri Wickramasekara
    This comparative analysis of growth, structural change and labour market dynamics in the Greater Mekong countries (Yunnan Province in China, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar) of Southeast Asia is the first of its kind. It explores economic integration and cooperation, the possibilities for improving the functioning of labour markets and facilitating mutually beneficial labour flows in the region. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  19. Europe and the Challenge of the Asia Pacific

    Europe and the Challenge of the Asia Pacific

    Brian Bridges
    This innovative new book provides an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of contemporary economic, political and security relations between Western Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 141.00   Web: $ 126.90
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  20. Social Policy in Hong Kong

    Social Policy in Hong Kong

    Edited by Paul Wilding, Ahmed S. Huque, Julia L.P.- W. Tao
    Social Policy in Hong Kong provides for the first time a comprehensive and critical analysis of social policy in Hong Kong. It shows that Hong Kong is far from being a simple free market economy. In many areas, Hong Kong has highly developed social policies which make a major contribution to the quality of life of its citizens. Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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