About this bookThis lively and accessible new text provides a uniquely broad-ranging introduction to the governance and politics of Pacific Asia.
Thematically structured around the key institutions and issues, it is genuinely comparative in its approach to the whole region. A range of representative countries (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines) are used as key case examples throughout and each of them is subject to a detailed full-page country profile.
About the authorXIAOMING HUANG is Professor of International Relations, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Table of Contents
- 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