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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Politics in Pacific Asia

An Introduction

ISBN 9780230521773
Publication Date May 2009
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Comparative Government and Politics

Using China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines as core examples throughout, this major new text provides a comprehensive, up-to-date and very accessible introduction to the politics of an increasingly significant and dynamic region of the contemporary world.

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

The Historical Context
States and Political Executive
Government, Legislatures, Judiciaries
The Politics of Bureaucracy
The State and the Economy
Parties and Elections
Participation and Power
Ideologies, Identities and Political Communication
Globalization, Regionalism and the Myth of an Asian Century


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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