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New and Published Books

  1. Political Participation in Asia

    Defining and Deploying Political Space

    Edited by Eva Louise Hansson, Meredith L. Weiss

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    A combination of economic transformation, political transitions and changes in media have substantially, if incrementally, altered the terrain for political participation globally, particularly in Asia, home to several of the most dramatic such shifts over the past two decades. This book explores...

    Published October 19th 2017 by Routledge

  2. North Korea, 2009-2012

    A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

    By Ian Jeffries

    Series: Guides to Economic and Political Developments in Asia

    North Korea continues to be a country of great concern internationally, where future developments are uncertain, especially as a result of the succession to the leadership of Kim Jong-un following the death of Kim Jong-il. It is also a country which is relatively unknown and relatively little...

    Published October 13th 2017 by Routledge

  3. Korea's Retirement Predicament

    The Ageing Tiger

    Edited by Thomas R. Klassen, Yunjeong Yang

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    The distinguishing feature for many workers in South Korea is contractual – and often involuntary – retirement at a young age (mid-50s for most workers) followed by precarious and low-paying self-employment or contract work. In the past this practice, which is also found in other East Asian nations...

    Published October 12th 2017 by Routledge

  4. Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia

    Edited by Akihiro Ogawa

    The Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia is an interdisciplinary resource, covering one of the most dynamically expanding sectors in contemporary Asia. Originally a product of Western thinking, civil society represents a particular set of relationships between the state and either society or...

    Published September 26th 2017 by Routledge

  5. Politics and Leadership in North Korea

    The Guerilla Dynasty, 2nd Edition

    By Adrian Buzo

    Politics and Leadership in North Korea, now fully updated in this second edition, presents an accessible and comprehensive account of North Korea's political, economic and foreign policies since its creation in 1945. Moving away from media representations of North Korea as dangerously erratic and...

    Published September 13th 2017 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Handbook of Democratization in East Asia

    Edited by Tun-jen Cheng, Yun-han Chu

    This handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics and prospects of democratization in East Asia. A team of leading experts in the field offers discussion at both the country and regional level, including analysis of democratic attitudes and movements in China, Japan, South Korea, and...

    Published September 11th 2017 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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