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New and Published Books

  1. Public Administration and Policy in Korea

    Its Evolution and Challenges

    Edited by Keun Namkoong, Kyung-ho Cho, Sangmook Kim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    The present Korean public administration and policy system has shown very significant differences compared to the system in 1970s. This book provides a comprehensive and holistic view on the development of Korean public policy and administration. Instead of dichotomizing the policy and...

    Published July 11th 2017 by Routledge

  2. Patriotism in East Asia

    Edited by Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Koichiro Matsuda

    Series: Political Theories in East Asian Context

    Current territorial disputes between the Northeast Asian countries have stimulated a resurgence of bellicose nationalism, and threaten to upset recent efforts to achieve regional cooperation and economic integration in East Asia. Alongside this, debates over pre-1945 Japanese wartime atrocities,...

    Published May 24th 2017 by Routledge

  3. East Asian Development Model

    Twenty-first century perspectives

    Edited by Shiping Hua, Ruihua Hu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Given the impressive growth in East Asia after World War II, initially led by Japan, the region's development models have been scrutinized since the 1980s. The shared Confucian cultural heritage, strong government guidance, and export led economies were often cited as contributors to the impressive...

    Published May 24th 2017 by Routledge

  4. Leader Symbols and Personality Cult in North Korea

    The Leader State

    By Jae-Cheon Lim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    The legitimacy of the North Korean state is based solely on the leaders’ personal legitimacy, and is maintained by the indoctrination of people with leader symbols and the enactment of leadership cults in daily life. It can thus be dubbed a "leader state". The frequency of leader symbols and the...

    Published May 24th 2017 by Routledge

  5. Japan's Relations with North Korea and the Recalibration of Risk

    By Ra Mason

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    North Korea’s contemporary relations with Japan have been fraught with tension. Tactics employed by Pyongyang have included abductions of Japanese citizens, missile launches over Japanese territory, intrusions into Japanese sovereign waters, and nuclear tests in defiance of Japanese and...

    Published May 3rd 2017 by Routledge

  6. Democratization in China, Korea and Southeast Asia?

    Local and National Perspectives

    Edited by Kate Xiao Zhou, Shelley Rigger, Lynn T. White III

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Rapid economic pluralization in East Asia has empowered local and medial groups, and with this change comes the need to rethink usual notions regarding ways in which "democracies" emerge or "citizens" gain more power. Careful examination of current developments in China, Korea, and Southeast Asia...

    Published April 27th 2017 by Routledge

  7. The Authoritarian Public Sphere

    Legitimation and Autocratic Power in North Korea, Burma, and China

    By Alexander Dukalskis

    Series: Routledge Studies on Comparative Asian Politics

    Authoritarian regimes craft and disseminate reasons, stories, and explanations for why they are entitled to rule. To shield those legitimating messages from criticism, authoritarian regimes also censor information that they find threatening. While committed opponents of the regime may be violently...

    Published February 2nd 2017 by Routledge

  8. Energy Security in Asia and Eurasia

    Edited by Mike M. Mochizuki, Deepa M. Ollapally

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Many states appear to have strong sentiment on energy security and energy transit vulnerability. Some analysts see the rapidly increasing demand for energy and competition for energy resources leading to nationalistic energy policies. Others argue that global trends with efficient energy markets...

    Published December 19th 2016 by Routledge

  9. Change and Continuity in North Korean Politics

    Edited by Adam Cathcart, Robert Winstanley-Chesters, Christopher K. Green

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    In the years since the death of Kim Jong-il and the formal acknowledgement of Kim Jong-un as head of state, the North Korean regime has made a series of moves to further augment and consolidate the ideological foundations of Kimism and cement the young leader’s legitimacy. Historical narratives...

    Published November 17th 2016 by Routledge

  10. The Making of Modern Korea

    3rd Edition

    By Adrian Buzo

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    This fully updated third edition of The Making of Modern Korea provides a thorough, balanced and engaging history of Korea from 1876 to the present day. The text is unique in analysing domestic developments in the two Koreas in the wider context of regional and international affairs. Key features...

    Published September 7th 2016 by Routledge