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Routledge Handbook of Politics in Asia

Edited by Shiping Hua

Routledge – 2018 – 584 pages

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Description

The Routledge Handbook of Politics in Asia is designed to serve as a comprehensive reference guide to politics in Asia. Covering East, South, Southeast and Central Asia, this Handbook brings together the work of leading international academics to cover the political histories, institutions, economies and cultures of the region. Taking a comparative approach, it is divided in four parts, including:

  • A thorough introduction to the politics of the four regions of Asia, from the perspectives of democratization, foreign policy, political economy, and political culture.
  • An examination of the ‘Big Three’ of Asia: China, India, and Japan, focusing on issues including post-Mao reform, China’s new world outlook, Indian democracy and Japanese foreign policy.
  • A discussion of important contemporary issues such as human rights, the politics of the internet, security, nationalism, and geopolitics.
  • An analysis of the relationship between politics and certain theoretical ideas, such as Confucianism, Hinduism, socialist constitutionalism, and gender norms.

As an invaluable and all-inclusive resource, this handbook will be useful for students, scholars, researchers and practitioners of Asian politics and comparative politics.

Contents

Introduction

1. The Comparative Study of Asian Politics, Shiping Hua

Part 1: A Comprehensive Introduction to Comparative Asian Politics Democratization

Political Institutions and Processes

2. East Asia, Brian Woodall

3. Southeast Asia, Ehito Kimura,

4. South Asia, Maya Chadda

5. Central Asia, Mariya Omelicheva

Foreign Policy: Asia and the World

6. East Asia, Dennis Hickey

7. Southeast Asia, Shane Barter

8. South Asia, Arndt Michael

9. Central Asia, Roger Kangas

The Developmental State: Political Economic Considerations

10. East Asia, Linjun Wu

11. Southeast Asia, Yueting Tong

12. South Asia, Amita Batra

13. Central Asia, Luca Anceschi

The Asian Way: Political Culture and Tradition

14. East Asia, Yun-han Chu

15. Southeast Asia, Bridget Welsh and Kai-ping Huang

16. South Asia, Subrata Kumar Mitra, and La Toya Waha

17. Central Asia, Nalin Kumar Mohapatra

Part 2: Introducing the Major Powers in Asia: China, India and Japan

18. China’s Post-Mao Reforms, Jason Chunlong Lu

19. China’s Foreign Policy, Baohui Zhang

20. Huaxiaism, China’s New World View, Zicheng Ye and Xiaole Zhu

21. China’s Energy Strategy, Qinhua Xu

22. The Adaptation of Democracy: India, Ajay K. Mehra

23. India’s Foreign Policy, Shibashis Chatterjee

24. Japan’s Foreign Policy, Sebastian Maslow

Part 3: Issues and Problems

25. Multilateral Institutional Development in Asia, Yong Deng

26. Human Rights in Asia, Thio Li-ann

27. Politics of the Internet in Asia, Jason P. Abbott

28. Military and Politics in Asia, Aurel Croissant and David Kuehn

29. The State of Democracy in Asia, Amy L. Freedman

30. Security in Asian States, Kenneth Boutin

31. Nationalism in Asia-Pacific , Kam-yee Law

32. Geopolitics and Geo-economics in the Asia-Pacific, Peter J. Rimmer AM

33. The Politics of Ethnicity in Southeast Asia, Joel Selway

34. New Regionalism and Euroasia, Mikhail A. Molchanov

Part 4: Explaining Asia: Theories

35. Confucianism and the Rise of East Asia, Jinghao Zhou

36. Is Confucian Culture Compatible with Democracy? John Fuh-sheng Hsieh

37. Hinduism and Democracy, Rina Williams

38. Socialist Constitutionalism, Yuxin Ma

39. Gender and Politics in South Asia, Vidyamali Samarasinghe

Conclusion

40. Prospect of Comparative Asian Political Developments, Peter Moody

Author Bio

Shiping Hua is Calvin and Helen Lang Distinguished Chair in Asian Studies, Professor of Political Science, and Director of Asian Studies Program at the University of Louisville, USA. He is also ‘100 Talent Plan Scholar’ of Xi’an International Studies University, China.

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